The idea for this recipe popped in my head while on a girl’s trip to San Francisco with my friends from The Recipe Critic and Diethood. I rushed to make it as soon as I got home because I knew this would be a recipe to drool over. And it did not disappoint! This is the kind of chicken dish I could eat night after night after night.
I’ve written this recipe to make two chicken breasts. Since chicken breasts nowadays are pretty big, this may serve four people, depending on the appetite. But this recipe can also be easily doubled or tripled for families with more people and bigger appetites. I’m talking to the moms of teenagers here ?
You can keep this dish low carb by serving it up with a salad, or serve it over some buttered noodles for a cheesy, saucy, carb overload. I won’t judge you either way.
Watch the video below where I walk you through every step of this recipe, including how to butterfly chicken. I have a whole YouTube Channel with my own cooking show where I let you join me in the kitchen. You should check it out!
2 chicken breasts
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
3 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
2 cloves crushed garlic
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
1 cup marinara sauce
Additional Salt and Pepper, to taste
Butterfly chicken breasts and place into a lightly greased baking dish.
In a small mixing bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, egg, 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
Spoon about ¼ cup of sauce onto one half of each chicken breast. Spread ricotta mixture on top of the sauce and fold chicken breasts over to close.
Drizzle remaining marinara sauce over chicken. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with remaining Italian seasoning and season with salt and pepper.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.