While browsing the newest Cooking Light since I have not had time to read it cover to cover, I came across a new chicken recipe. I feel like I’ve cooked chicken every which way, but this dish was a little different a definitely enticed the taste buds. If you love buffalo chicken this dish is your for you. Using the panko bread crumbs and “frying” the chicken in just a little butter for a few minutes before baking it gives it a great crunch flavor that is satisfying.
Blue Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Buffalo Sauce (Cooking Light)
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
- 1 tablespoon reduced-fat sour cream
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons 2% reduced-fat milk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 6 tablespoons finely chopped drained bottled roasted red bell peppers
- 2 teaspoons water
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each chicken breast half to form a pocket. Stuff cheese mixture evenly into pockets.
Place flour in a shallow dish. Combine milk and egg in a shallow dish, stirring well with a whisk. Place panko in a shallow dish. Working with 1 chicken breast half at a time, dredge chicken in flour, then dip in egg mixture; dredge in panko. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken, flour, egg mixture, and panko.
Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter to pan; swirl until butter melts. Arrange chicken in pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned. Turn chicken over; place skillet in oven. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until done.
While chicken bakes, combine remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons butter, bell peppers, water, Worcestershire, and garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer; cook until butter melts. Remove from heat, and stir in hot sauce. Serve sauce with chicken.