Italian Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast These mozzarella cheese stuffed chicken breast are filled with Italian flavors and wrapped with prosciutto. They are baked in the oven until perfect and I show you my trick for keeping the stuffing from melting out!

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These Italian Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast were a big hit…especially with my husband!  They are keto and low carb friendly, super easy to make, and delicious!

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Stuffed chicken breast recipes can be kind of intimidating at first glance, but they shouldn’t be…especially this one!  I would definitely serve this to company!

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The best way to get the stuffing in these chicken breast is to cut a deep pocket in the chicken breast.  Then we can stuff them with as much stuff as will fit, keep the pocket facing up, and none of the stuffing runs out while baking.

The stuffing I used for these chicken breast is made up of shredded mozzarella, basil leaves, and Italian seasoning.  That’s it!

After I cut a pocket in each piece of chicken, I placed 2 basil leaves inside.  Then I stuffed in the mozzarella and Italian seasoning.

The final step is wrapping each cheese stuffed chicken breast with a piece of prosciutto.

I placed them all in a baking dish with some cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinegar.

I baked them in a 350F oven until an internal temperature thermometer read 165F.

After they were finished, I added a few tablespoons of butter to the balsamic vinegar and spooned some of the sauce on top of the cheese stuffed chicken breast.  Delicious!

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Italian cheese stuffed chicken breast in a casserole dish

Italian Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

These mozzarella cheese stuffed chicken breast are filled with Italian flavors and wrapped with prosciutto. They are baked in the oven until perfect and I show you my trick for keeping the stuffing from melting out!
5 from 3 votes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: stuffed chicken breast recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 Chicken Breast
  • 8 Large Basil Leaves
  • 1 1/2 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 Slices Prosciutto
  • 1/2 pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Pre-heat the oven to 400F.  Cut a wide and deep pocket in each chicken breast, being sure to not cut all of the way through the bottom.  In a small bowl, mix together the mozzarella and Italian seasoning.
  • Lay 2 basil leaves inside each chicken breast pocket, then stuff each one with 1/4th of the cheese mixture, leaving the pocket facing up.  Lay a piece of prosciutto over top of each chicken breast and tuck the ends underneath.  Place each one in a 9x13 casserole dish.
  • Pour the balsamic vinegar in the baking dish and place the tomatoes around the chicken.  Bake, uncovered, in the pre-heated oven until an internal thermometer reads 165F.
  • Remove from the oven and add the butter to the balsamic.  Spoon the sauce on top of each chicken breast. Serve.


Nutrition assuming each chicken breast is 6 ounces and 1/4th of balsamic sauce: 507 calories / 30g fat / 13g sat fat / 3g carbs / 57g protein
6 Freestyle points when omitting the butter...10 points with the butter
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    • Shi
    • May 11, 2019

    Fixed this last night for hubby. Delicious. We normally like just good ol southern food. A little struggle trying to get good slices of prochutto, but got them wrapped. I also put a stuffed jalapeño in one of the breast. Stuffed it with pepper jack cheese. This is a keeper. Oh o made creamed cabbage for side.

    • wilhelmina
    • April 8, 2019

    I love this chicken! It has everyone on our family begging for more!

    • Gina Matsoukas
    • April 8, 2019

    Definitely a hit! DELICIOUS!

    • Misty
    • March 28, 2019

    I made this with chicken breasts I marinated in Italian dressing and cooked them on the grill. I left the prosciutto off until the last 5 minutes. Yummy!!

    • Janet
    • March 27, 2019

    It’s in the oven right now!! My store did not have fresh basil (!) so I bought a tube of basil puree.
    I know it’s going to be amazing! Love your recipes, Jennifer! Thanks!

      • jenniferbanz
      • March 29, 2019

      You are so welcome!

    • Kathy
    • March 27, 2019

    Sounds delicious however I’m not a fan of tomatoes so wondering if I can omit them or substitute with something else. I don’t like the thought of buying something that I won’t eat.

      • jenniferbanz
      • March 29, 2019

      You can totally leave them out!

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