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Dubliner Cheese and Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breasts.
Dubliner Cheese and Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breasts. KIMBERLEY HASSELBRINK

I usually make this with reduced fat Dubliner cheese, which melts beautifully and gives the same gooey, rich cheesiness with fewer calories and less saturated fat.

You can use chicken thighs (cooked to 170 degrees) instead of chicken breasts, which reheat better because they are not quite as lean. Either way, the chicken is also very good served cold the next day.

Kimberley Hasselbrink is a writer for TheKitchn.com, a nationally known blog for people who love food and home cooking. Contact editorial@thekitchn.com.

Dubliner Cheese and Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breasts

2 large bone-in chicken breasts (about 2 pounds), ribs removed

3 ounces thinly sliced Dubliner (or cheddar) cheese

4 (1/4-inch thick) lengthwise slices plum tomato (from 1 tomato)

4 large flat parsley leaves

Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a shallow baking sheet pan with cooking spray.

Cut each breast in half (through the bone) to make four equal portions. Working with one piece of chicken at a time, pull the skin back but not completely off. Lay the cheese on the chicken, then top with one slice of tomato. Place a parsley leaf flat on the tomato, and pull the skin back over to cover. Repeat with the other portions of chicken. Place the chicken on the prepared pan; season with salt and pepper if desired.

Bake 12 minutes, then lightly brush the skin with pan juices. (Take care to not brush any melted cheese on the chicken). Continue baking until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees, about another 12 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings.

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