I saw this recipe on Tasty and decided to try it. I adapted it a bit, as I found that there was some excess of ingredients and that my way of stuffing the garlic bread may be easier. My pregnancy brain forgot to take pictures at every step, so there is no picture of the finished product, but let me tell you, it was definitely yummy! I would definitely use this recipe to make cheesy garlic bread, too!
Prep Time: ~20 minutes
Feeds: ~4 people (would work as a great appetizer)
- 1 large (or 2 small) chicken breast, boneless & skinless
- 1 cup flour
- 2-3 eggs, beaten
- 1 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1 cup oil, for frying
- 1 large baguette (I used sourdough, but french is the norm)
- 10–12 mozzarella slices
- marinara sauce
Garlic butter ingredients:
- ⅓ cup melted butter
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Parmesan, grated
Thinly slice the chicken breast (about 1-centimeter-thickstrips). Place the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs into 3 separate bowls. Coat each chicken strip with flour, then egg, then bread crumbs. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat to 350˚F and preheat oven to 350°F. Fry the breaded chicken strips until both sides are golden brown. Remove from heat and drain on a paper towel.
Tasty’s way to stuff: Slice the baguette into thirds or fourths (each baguette piece should
be roughly the same length of the fried chicken strips). Hollow out the insides of the baguette pieces with a knife. Lay two slices of mozzarella on top of each other with a 1-inch overlap. Place a chicken strip on the overlapping region, then fold the mozzarella tightly around the chicken. Push the rolled chicken strips into a baguette piece. Slice the stuffed baguette pieces into 1-inch slices, then place them tightly side-by-side on a baking sheet lined with foil.
My way to stuff: Slice the baguette
and then cut into about 2 inch pieces. Hollow out the middle of the baguette. Wrap each piece of chicken in a slice of mozzarella and place inside the the pieces of baguette. Use a toothpick to hold each piece together.
In a small bowl, mix together ingredients for garlic butter. Brush the garlic butter evenly over the baguette slices, making sure some drips in between the slices.
Wrap the foil over the re-assembled baguette and bake for 20–25 minutes, until cheese is melted and the top is starting to brown. Remove the foil and serve with marinara!