Disappearing Mozarella!

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Top Cat

Disappearing Mozarella!

I've made stuffed chicken breasts numerous times now, usually filled with either ricotta, soft cream cheese or mozarella. However, once the chicken breasts have been baked (for no more than for about 35-40 mins) I always find that the cheese has "disappared" in the middle! Was hoping to solve this by using mozarella as it's firmer but same problem! Happens if I bake the chicken wrapped in bacon, or if I top with a sauce. Can anyone help?

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Yummy

Disappearing Mozarella

Morning TC, hope you and Annie are well,
I use Aldi's lower fat cream cheese with chives, slice the chicken breast a couple of time (not just once)on the fillet side, spread the cheese, then wrap in the parma/prosciutto ham, but making sure that the cut side of the chicken is uppermost for cooking. This means you have to place the cut side down, onto the middle of the ham, then wrap it round the "fuller" side and turn over, difficult to explain, but hope you get the gist. You may get a small amount of leakage, but I find the cheese stays in place. Good Luck.

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Disappearing Mazarella

Top Cat - why not ask Delia your question? You could add it to our live webchat thread on Can Anyone Help

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John S.

Disappearing Mozarella!

Soft cheeses have a much higher moisture content than say cheddar, mozzarella for instance usually has a moisture content of over 30 percent, that's about one third of its volume, the ricotta will be even higher, most of this moisture is lost by evaporation in the cooking process resulting in loss of volume.

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JAMES

Cheese!

I use philly in this type of dish, and it works really well. One of the staples in our household.

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