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Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Legs

Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Legs

Serves 4

  • 8 boneless chicken legs or boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated provolone or mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Kitchen twine

Preheat oven to 450°F.

In a bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, cheeses, herbs, lemon zest, garlic, and eggs.

Place the chicken legs skin-side down and season with salt and pepper. Place 2 to 3 tablespoons of cheese mixture in a line down the center of the chicken. Fold the sides of the chicken over the filling to enclose it. Using 2 or 3 pieces of kitchen twine, tie the string around the chicken leg to secure the stuffing.

Place the chicken legs on a baking sheet, skin side up, and season with salt and pepper. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes, until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.

Remove and discard the kitchen twine before serving.