Italian-esque Stuffed Chicken Breasts

 Prep Time:  10 min
 Cooking Time:    25 min
 Servings:  4 people  

Contributed by: Spif, Master Chef, Spud.ca Culinary Institute

  • 4 chicken breasts, thawed
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced tomato
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed and finely diced
  • 1 heaping tsp fresh oregano
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

1)Warm 2 tbsp coconut oil in a saucepan on medium-high heat (about 60-70%). When shimmering, add onions and garlic followed by mushrooms. Season with a pinch of salt and some fresh ground pepper and stir often.
2)When onions are beginning to go transparent, add tomatoes and oregano. Cook until tomatoes soften, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
3)Cut open chicken breasts, and begin to stuff by inserting cheese first, then vegetable mix.
4)Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
5)Pan fry on medium high for 8-10 min on thicker side, about 5 on thinner.

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