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Cajun-spiced chicken breasts stuffed with bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions and zesty pepperjack cheese.
Cajun stuffed chicken breast sliced open with warm melty cheese and peppers oozing out
This one is a keeper for sure. It took several rounds of testing to get this recipe just right and we were happy to eat each and every version. This is all the goodness of cajun chicken pasta, without the pasta. You can serve it with buttered pasta. I did and it was great. Or you can skip the carb loading and serve it up with veggies or a salad as shown. Either way no one is going to complain about that gooey cheese oozing out of the middle with mushrooms, bell pepper, and onion all stuffed inside a deliciously seasoned chicken breast.

 Be sure to check out my other cajun recipes like my Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta and my Cajun Chicken Drumsticks.

COOKING LESSON

Cajun seasoning can be bought in the seasoning section of the grocery store. Each brand will be slightly different in their ingredients and proportions. I like to save myself the money and make my own. Bonus, I also get to control the exact flavor. I mix it up in a ziploc bag or small jar. If you want to make a big batch, just change all the measurements to tablespoons.

2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp basil
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp white pepper (if you don’t have it, just substitute black pepper)
1 tsp cayenne pepper
4 1/2 tsp paprika
2 1/2 tsp salt

Cajun-spiced chicken breasts stuffed with bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions and zesty pepperjack cheese on a plate with asparagus

The reviews on this speak for themselves…..people love this recipe! Be sure to watch the video where I show you exactly how to make this recipe. This will be particularly helpful if you need to see how to do the stuffing part. I promise, it’s super easy! Sometimes you just need to see it rather than read it.
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Cajun Stuffed Chicken Breast

Cajun stuffed chicken breasts in a white baking dish
Cajun-spiced chicken breasts stuffed with bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions and zesty pepperjack cheese.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 large chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 large white or cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 white onion diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 4 teaspoons cajun seasoning*
  • 4 tablespoons butter
Instructions
  • Use a meat tenderizer to pound out the chicken breasts until about 1/4-inch thick.
  • Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Saute mushrooms, bell pepper, and onions for 5 minutes, until par-cooked.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 pan.
  • Place a pinch of cheese in the center of each chicken breast. Place a large spoonful of mushroom and bell pepper mixture on top. Finish off with another pinch of cheese.
  • Carefully roll up the chicken so stuffing is completely inside. Secure the chicken with toothpicks. Place in the prepared pan. Season generously with cajun seasoning. Place a tablespoon of butter on top of each chicken breast.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is cooked through, to an internal temperature of 165 degrees, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove toothpicks before serving. You can serve the chicken whole, or slice in half, or in 1-inch slices.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 1024mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2030IU | Vitamin C: 34.6mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1.6mg

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Tykia Smith

Question when it goes in the oven do we cover it?

Andrew

I’m going to attempt to make this tonight. A surprise for the missus. What is best to serve the chicken with? Thanks and great work.

Cindy

5 stars
I made this for dinner tonight. My husband doesn’t like pepper cheese, so I made his with a mild cheddar instead. It was delicious either way! A real hit. Thanks for such a great recipe!

Shari

Ground thyme or thyme leaves?

SBakes

5 stars
My family loves this recipe! So yummy and easy with ingredients I always have on hand. Makes a nice dinner when you want to impress guests. And, by the way, I don’t wash my chicken either anymore. It was something I did only as a new cook decades ago because somebody told me that’s what I was “supposed to do.” I later read all of the research and didn’t look back. I don’t miss the mess and contamination that comes with washing it. Yuck!!

Pat Holwell

I haven’t made these yet, but they sound wonderful! I can’t eat many spices, so I’ll prob add roasted tomatoes or pimentos & poblanos. (I lived in Germany many yrs ago & love their food, so I also learned Tom make my own Chicken Corden Bleu -definitely a family favorite!).?

Lucy

It looks very delicious and easy to make.Can I use any other cheese except pepper jack?If so,what other types of cheese can I use?
Thanks

Julie

Made this last night for dinner and it was delicious, thank you! I’m sure my family will be enjoying this recipe for years to come. I appreciate your easy-to-follow instructions. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

Christine Hovistay

Does a pat of margarine on top work as well?

Jia

Can we substitute the butter with something else? Looks delicious otherwise!

Nancy

Fantastic recipe! Beautiful and delicious. I used Habenero pepper jack for extra spice and it was amazing! Husband also loved and it’s definitely in the rotation! Thank you!

Sabrina

5 stars
Made this for dinner and it was sooo delicious! Added extra red pepper flakes, chili powder, and garlic on top alongside the cajun seasoning. Will definitely make this again.

Patty

5 stars
Family loved it! I’m not a fan of mushrooms, so omitted them. Had fresh serrano peppers out of the garden, so sauted them along with the onion instead of green peppers. Made it extra spicy! LOVE the cajun spice mix!

Nakia Muhammad

I kinda lost focus when I saw the meat come straight from the pack without being washed first…

Honey M .

Are those dried thyme and dried oregano for the Cajun seasoning?

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