Stuffed Bruschetta Chicken {Kraft Fresh Take Recipe}

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The moving countdown is at less than a week.  This time next week, we’ll be enjoying something at Disney.  Ah– I simply cannot wait.

In the meantime, I am hurriedly rushing to finish packing each and every thing in sight.  Most of our closets and bathrooms are packed, along with the entire craft room, office, garage, and toy room.  However, the room that remains the most untouched is my kitchen.

What can I say?  I just cannot bring myself to pack away my stand mixer, my pots and pans, and my mixing bowls.  As soon as I do, that means no more home-cooked meals for a while… and that makes me really sad!  I highly prefer what I prepare at home to almost anything we can get out.

Not only am I still cooking with 5 days to go, I am even fixing new recipes.  I have Kraft Fresh Take to thank for that!

Kraft Fresh Take is an awesome new product from Kraft that is a cheese and breadcrumb mix.  They combine to give you tasty, fun, and flavorful dishes that are easy to prepare.  It can be as simple as combining the two ingredients {they are separated in the package}, dipping your meat or veggies into the mixture, and baking.

Kraft Fresh Take is currently available in nine varieties:

  • Classic Four Cheese
  • Spicy Chipotle Cheddar
  • Smokey Mesquite BBQ
  • Italian Parmesan
  • Southwest Three Cheese
  • Rosemary and Roasted Garlic
  • Cheddar Jack and Bacon
  • Chili Lime and Panko
  • Savory Four Cheese

They all sound incredibly scrumptious and I cannot wait to give them each a try.  However, for my first experience, I chose Kraft Fresh Take Italian Parmesan. {You can see my entire shopping trip over on Google+}.

While I am certain my meal would have been super good if I followed the package directions, I decided to spice things up a bit.  I’d had a meal idea whirling in my head for a while, and the new Kraft Fresh Take products would make it easier than ever to execute a tasty new entree.

Stuffed “Bruschetta” Chicken

Quick Note- The “Bruschetta” is in quotations because it isn’t true Bruschetta… I just couldn’t think of a better name for it!  To be real Bruschetta, you’d need to add basil to the tomato mixture, which would be a quick and easy thing to do.  However, I don’t care for basil, so I omitted it from my recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into halves
  • Kraft Fresh Take Italian Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced {divided in half}
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking pan and set aside.

Place your flour into one bowl and your eggs into another bowl.  Set aside.

Remove the cheese and breadcrumbs from the Kraft Fresh Take package and note the middle portion that is keeping the two apart.  Carefully cut up the middle to separate them.  Add 1/4 cup of the breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup of the cheese into a bowl together.  Add the melted butter and mix together.  Set aside.

Take each chicken breast half and butterfly it open.  Stuff your chicken with some of the minced garlic and some of the leftover parmesan cheese.  Close chicken, doing the best you can to press the edges together to keep the cheese and garlic from escaping.

Dip each of your chicken halves into the egg and then into the flour, coating well.  Place each piece into the baking dish.

Now take the Kraft Fresh Take mixture and sprinkle all over the chicken.

Cover loosely with foil and bake for approximately 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine tomato, remaining garlic, and olive oil in a bowl.  When the chicken is done, remove from the oven and take off foil.  Add the tomato mixture to the top of each piece of chicken.  Return to oven, cooking uncovered for about 7 minutes.

Your chicken is complete.  Enjoy!

This entree truly is delicious!  The Kraft Fresh Take has such an amazing flavor and it really came through in this dish.  Now– it isn’t necessary to stuff the chicken, but I highly recommend it.  It adds more flavor to the middle of the chicken, which can tend to be bland if you aren’t careful.  This time I only added cheese and garlic, but I would like to try stuffing in some breadcrumbs as well in the future.

Making this meal honestly made me a bit more sad to pack up the kitchen– I want to make it again.  Plus, each Kraft Fresh Take Italian Parmesan package actually has enough ingredients to make this recipe TWICE!

You may remember that I recently told you all about the Kraft Fresh Possibilities Tour, which rolled into Atlanta last month.  The tour is actually going on through July, with many more stops to make around the country.    You’ll get to sample this awesome new product, get inspired to whip up something new in the kitchen, and have fun doing it!  You can visit Kraft Fresh Possibilities to see if the truck is coming near you.

I think the time has come for all my beloved pots, pans, and gadgets to find their way into a box.  So, I hope you enjoy this last meal prepared at our old home just as much as I do.

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