Chicken Parm Stuffed Garlic Bread

This Chicken Parm Stuffed Garlic Bread is 2 comfort food favorites in 1!  Crispy chicken and melty cheese stuffed inside garlicky, buttery bread.  Pass me a slice!

This Chicken Parm Stuffed Garlic Bread is 2 comfort food favorites in 1!  Crispy chicken and melty cheese stuffed inside garlicky, buttery bread.  Pass me a slice!Garlic is an incredible plant.  Not only does it ward off vampires, but there are literally dozens of health benefits associated with garlic.  It’s an antioxidant.  It lowers cholesterol.  It has anticancer properties.  It helps regulate blood pressure.  Heck, it even helps fight the common cold.  In fact, I’ve heard garlic called ‘the healthiest food in the world.’

Did you know that holding raw garlic against skin wounds helps them heal faster?  British soldiers in WWI used this technique quite often.  Even today, many folks claim that holding sliced garlic against your skin will help acne.  Crazy stuff!  (General public service announcement: As good as garlic is for humans, the American Kennel Club says that garlic (and onions) can be toxic to dogs.  So don’t give your pet garlic!)

This Chicken Parm Stuffed Garlic Bread is 2 comfort food favorites in 1!  Crispy chicken and melty cheese stuffed inside garlicky, buttery bread.  Pass me a slice!So with all those health benefits in mind, I say go eat another slice of this Chicken Parm Stuffed Garlic Bread!  Wait.  Chicken Parm Stuffed what!?  Yup, garlic bread.  Take 2 classic comfort foods and shove ’em together, and you end up with this delicious appetizer/snack!  I’ve always loved a good buttery, garlicky slice of bread, so when I stumbled across the idea of stuffing that bread with another comfort food favorite…well, I was hooked!

This Chicken Parm Stuffed Garlic Bread is 2 comfort food favorites in 1!  Crispy chicken and melty cheese stuffed inside garlicky, buttery bread.  Pass me a slice!Chicken Parm Stuffed Garlic Bread

For this chicken parm, I “cheated” and just pan-fried the Panko-coated chicken without any oil.  After all, you’re just looking to cook that chicken so you can stuff it inside of that buttery, delicious bread!

Now that I’ve made (and devoured) this Chicken Parm Stuffed Garlic Bread, I kinda want to try my hand at other stuffed garlic bread ideas.  What about Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Garlic Bread?  Or French Dip Stuffed Garlic Bread?  Basically imagine any sort of comfort food.  Now imagine stuffing it into a loaf of garlic bread.  Probably sounds pretty good, right?  I know this Chicken Parm Stuffed Garlic Bread didn’t last long around our house!

This Chicken Parm Stuffed Garlic Bread is 2 comfort food favorites in 1!  Crispy chicken and melty cheese stuffed inside garlicky, buttery bread.  Pass me a slice!Want to win the Super Bowl appetizer table?  Make a loaf of this stuffed garlic bread.  No, check that.  Make 2 loaves.  Chances are the first loaf won’t even make it out of your house!

Baker’s note: Make sure to pick up a nice big loaf of Italian or French bread.  You’ll be pulling out the bread in the middle of the loaf, so you need to make sure the loaf is large enough to handle getting stuffed with the chicken parm.  I was initially looking at this nice artisan baguette at the store, but I realized it would be wasted on this recipe.  Go with a larger, breadier loaf of Italian or French bread instead.  Happy baking!

This Chicken Parm Stuffed Garlic Bread is 2 comfort food favorites in 1!  Crispy chicken and melty cheese stuffed inside garlicky, buttery bread.  Pass me a slice!

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This Chicken Parm Stuffed Garlic Bread is 2 comfort food favorites in 1!  Crispy chicken and melty cheese stuffed inside garlicky, buttery bread.  Pass me a slice!

Chicken Parm Stuffed Garlic Bread

This Chicken Parm Stuffed Garlic Bread is 2 comfort food favorites in 1!  Crispy chicken and melty cheese stuffed inside garlicky, buttery bread.  Pass me a slice!
5 from 10 votes
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 485kcal

Ingredients

For the Chicken Parm Bread

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Italian panko-style breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large baguette
  • 14-16 slices mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves chopped
  • marinara sauce for dipping

For the Garlic Butter

  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  • Working with one piece of chicken at a time, lay chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap and then pound thin using a kitchen mallet until ~ ½” thick. (Tip: A rolling pin works great if you don’t have a kitchen mallet!) Repeat with other chicken breast.
  • Slice chicken into ½” strips.
  • Spread flour onto large plate.
  • Pour beaten eggs into a shallow bowl.
  • On a separate plate, combine the breadcrumbs with Parmesan cheese.
  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Dip strips of chicken first into the flour, then into the beaten eggs and then finally into the breadcrumb mixture. Place the chicken into the skillet.
  • Cook chicken for 6-7 minutes, flipping occasionally, or until fully cooked.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Slice baguette into 4 pieces. Using your fingers, tear out the center portion of each piece.
  • Lay 2 slices of mozzarella on top of each other with a 1” overlap. Place a cooked chicken strip on top and then sprinkle with chopped basil. Fold the mozzarella around the chicken and then insert chicken into the hollowed-out baguette.
  • Slice baguette chunks into 1” pieces. Line pieces up so that they are touching and then place vertically on a foil-lined sheet pan.
  • Using a small bowl, whisk all ingredients for the garlic butter together; brush mixture evenly on top of baguette.
  • Wrap foil around baguette. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until mozzarella cheese has completely melted.
  • Remove from oven and serve hot with marinara sauce for dipping.

Notes

Adapted from Today Show.

Looking for more tasty Super Bowl appetizer recipes?  Check out these other favorites, too:

Starting with a classic chuck roast, these Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches make for an easy and delicious comfort food meal!Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

Looking for a unique (and trendy!) side dish?  These Parmesan Truffle Fries are tossed with truffle oil and topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.  Enjoy!Parmesan Truffle Fries

Bacon.  Cheese.  Breadsticks.  What else do you need?  These Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks with Queso are a unique and delicious football party appetizer!Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks with Queso

 

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26 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Oh, man, I love garlic so much. I always have it on hand and I use soooo much in recipes! Heck, I even love the smell of it on my hands..weird, right? Lol! I know I’d devour this one! Chicken, cheese, garlic, carbs? What’s not to love?? Happy Friday, my friend 🙂

    1. You’re telling me, Dawn! We go through garlic around here like you wouldn’t believe. Obviously there’s things like garlic bread, but I almost always use garlic when sauteing onions and veggies, too. It brings so much flavor! Speaking of flavor, this chicken parm stuffed garlic bread. Just make it. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    We are big garlic fans! Our only rule is that when there is a lot of garlic involved, everyone has to eat it, lol! This stuffed garlic bread looks phenomenal – I’d love it for any meal of the day!

    1. Hah! Fair enough with the garlic rule. I totally get it. But garlic really does bring such flavor. And this stuffed garlic bread? Oh man, this is a huge favorite around here. And it’s surprisingly not that hard to make either. Thanks, Marissa! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Isn’t chicken and melted cheese such a delicious combination? Then lots of garlic added in too. Yum! This chicken stuffed garlic bread seems really easy to make. I wonder if I could take it to work as a packed meal too? I’ll just have watch the amount of garlic around my colleagues though. Ha ha!

    1. You said it, Neil. Chicken, cheese, garlic bread. How can you go wrong with that combo? And, yes, this one is surprisingly easy to make. I think you probably could take it as a packed meal. Just wrap it in foil and then heat (still wrapped) on low temperature in a toaster oven. And you could pack on the extra garlic if you want your coworkers to leave you alone for the afternoon! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Wowwww this is awesome! Love your technique! As I was looking at it, I couldn’t figure out how you got the chicken inside! Cool how you didn’t need oil to cook the chicken. And I love how the sauce is for dipping, that way the bread doesn’t get soggy. My kids would go crazy over this!

    1. Exactly! This technique is super easy, Kelly. No need to wrap the chicken up in dough or anything. And I thought about including sauce inside the bread, but as you noted – it would’ve made everything soggy. Using the sauce as a dip solved that problem. This one truly is delicious! 🙂

    1. Yup, no need to worry about those vampires hanging around – we’ve got stuffed garlic bread to solve that problem! 🙂 Thanks, Sherry!

  5. 5 stars
    Now this one’s going on the list for the upcoming European Curling Championship party in early May. Speaking of curling, Mollie over at FrugalHausfrau passed this link on to me about US curling and I thought you might enjoy it as well. https://www.exploreminnesota.com/travel-ideas/minnesota-is-crazy-for-curling/
    David, you’re going to be worn out making all these game day pleasures and just want a bowl of chips for the big game. Hopefully, you’ll be a guest at someone else’s SB party and be able to enjoy the game.

    1. Hah! I think you nailed it, Ron. We’ve been hitting the gameday appetizers pretty hard here on the blog…so much so that I’m pretty sure I’ll be over them by the time the actual Super Bowl arrives. Also, thanks for passing along the curling link – I’m gonna take a look at that one right now! I just did my 2nd bonspiel in a row this past weekend. I could use a couple days off from curling now. 🙂

    1. Yes! Definitely put this on the menu right away, Kathy. It’s so tasty, and it’s a fun way to serve up a classic. Perfect for game day if you ask me!

    1. You can say that again, Dawn! There’s just something magical about garlic bread…but then stuff it with another comfort food classic? Well sign me up for that one!

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, Carol! I agree that provolone would be an excellent cheese to use here – flavorful and melty. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe!!

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