Parmesan Chicken Stuffed Garlic Bread

I think my love affair with anything with garlic in it is unspoken, and my picky five year old eating habits has me loving anything that’s chicken and fried so when I came across the idea of a Parmesan stuffed garlic bread…Your girl was like mmm yasss!

In true Nerala style, I wanted to do everything from scratch but there’s a much simpler way… Yes, just buy pre-made garlic bread and make your chicken, then stuff that shit #LifeHack

Garlic bread pairs nicely with anything parmesan, those Italians really knew what they were doing. This recipe was super easy to make and will be a really fun party snack.

I put my own spin on the garlic bread by adding the cheese and garlic and other seasonings into the dough, this is optional. Personally, I love highly seasoned, cheesy food but you’re free to make the dough without the additional seasonings and then place the garlic butter after baking.

Let’s dive into the garlicky, buttery, crunchiness of this bread.

Ingredients

Garlic Bread

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 2 sprigs parsley, minced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 4-6 mozzarella cheese slices

Garlic Butter

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 sprig of parsley, minced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Parmesan Chicken

  • 1-2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup Kraft grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • oil for frying

Method

Garlic Bread

  1. Mix yeast with sugar
  2. Add water and let sit until foamy
  3. Mix flour, salt, red pepper flakes, thyme, garlic and parsley
  4. Add grated cheeses and combine well

  5. Add yeast mixture to dry ingredients
  6. Knead until a smooth, elastic dough is formed. Dough will be sticky. Cover and leave in a warm area to rise for about 45 minutes
  7. While dough is resting, prepare chicken

Parmesan Chicken

  1. Clean and season chicken
  2. Mix bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, Kraft powdered Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and black pepper
  3. Combine minced garlic and parsley with melted butter
  4. Crack egg and mix well
  5. Dip chicken into butter mixture, followed by egg mixture and coat with the seasoned breadcrumbs
  6. Fry chicken until golden brown

Assembly

  1. After garlic bread dough has doubled in size, punch down and roll into a rectangle of about 1 inch thickness

  2. Place chicken in the center of dough
  3. Cover chicken with slices of mozzarella cheese
  4. Roll dough around chicken, placing the sealed edges down

  5. Cover dough with garlic butter
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 1 hour
  7. Intermittently, take bread out of oven and cover with garlic butter


  8. Slice and serve!


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