I like recipes that are quick, easy and taste wonderful, especially if I’m working throughout the week. The last thing I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen so this is the perfect dish to create when you’re short on time.

I like to think of it as an upmarket version of a Chicken Kiev. You could really stuff the chicken with anything you like. I just so happen like cheese, pesto and more cheese. I added rocket & parmesan salad to the dish before serving and relaxing for the rest of the night.

Garlic & Lemon Double Stuffed Chicken

Garlic & Lemon Double Stuffed Chicken

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 4


  • Oil
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 packet of cream cheese (I used Garlic & Herb Philadelphia)
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese (or more if you wish!)
  • 4 tablespoons of Pesto
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs (I used Ruskoline but Panko would be my preferred choice)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of garlic salt
  • Pinch of Paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 180º degrees. Lightly coat a large, shallow baking dish with oil.
  2. Butterfly each breast by slicing in half horizontally through the center, cutting almost but not completely through. Place cheddar, cream cheese and pesto in the center of each breast.
  3. Fold the chicken together and set aside.
  4. Pour milk into a shallow bowl. In a separate bowl, combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Carefully dip each breast into the milk, then in breadcrumb mixture, patting lightly to firmly coat. Secure with a cocktail stick so it doesn't fall apart.
  5. Place breasts side by side in a single layer in pre-oiled baking dish, tucking edges under to seal.
  6. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in lemon juice and garlic, and drizzle evenly over chicken. Season breasts with garlic salt and paprika.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until juices run clear.


  1. This looks absolutely delicious. My mouth is watering just looking at these pics. I’m definitely going to try this! 🙂

    • ananyah Reply

      sorry for making you drool. The dish is really tasty and best thing about it is …. you hardly have to do any work! 🙂

    • ananyah Reply

      it is it is! I’m not just saying that either haha!

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