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Chicken breasts stuffed with mushrooms and cheese and rubbed with a special mixture of herbs. These Cheesy Herb Stuffed Chicken Breasts will wow you!

herb stuffed chicken breast on a plate.

HOW TO STUFF CHICKEN:

OPTION ONE: There are a couple of different methods for stuffing chicken. The first, used in this recipe, involves using a sharp knife to cut a pocket in the side of a chicken breast. To do this you will need to have a fairly thick piece of chicken breast. Run your knife parallel to the cutting board and insert the tip of your knife into the thickest portion of the breast and continue cutting down lengthwise. In some stores, you can ask your butcher to do this for you right at the meat counter.

OPTION TWO: The second method is to butterfly your chicken. In some stores, you can purchase your chicken pre-butterflied or you can ask your butcher to do it for you at the meat counter. To do it yourself, use a sharp knife to slice your chicken in half so that it folds open like the wings of a butterfly. You will need to be careful not to cut all the way through so that the piece remains intact.

PRO TIP: If you’d like to keep as much of the stuffing inside the chicken breast as possible and you are worried some might fall out, use toothpicks to secure the opening together and keep more of that stuffing inside. Just remember to remove your toothpicks before serving.

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Chicken breasts stuffed with mushrooms and cheese and rubbed with a special mixture of herbs.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
Instructions
  • Use a meat tenderizer to pound out the chicken breasts until about 1/4-inch thick.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 pan.
  • Place a pinch of cheese in the center of each chicken breast. Top with sliced mushrooms. Finish off with another pinch of cheese.
  • Carefully roll up the chicken so mushrooms are completely inside. Secure the edges with toothpicks. Place in the prepared pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix together basil, oregano, paprika, caraway, fennel, white pepper, and onion powder. Sprinkle generously over each chicken breast. 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 30-40 minutes.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 902mg | Potassium: 518mg | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Stuffed Chicken Breasts
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Kelly Dalynn O'Donnell
November 17, 2019 2:54 pm

5 stars
……I am shocked at how rude people can be when reviewing some recipes. Its a recipe not a personality contest or TED talk for pete’s sake. What is wrong with people?

This is an great recipe for company….it’s delicious and fairly simple with lots of ways to tweak its flavorings so I thank you for posting it, Stay at Home Chef.

Kelly
June 17, 2020 8:23 pm

Agree!!!

Joanne
September 25, 2020 9:16 pm

4 stars
So delicious in its simplicity. That’s one of the things I like about coming to this site–no pretentious, over-complicated recipes, just an understated elegance.

jonathan harper
August 23, 2020 8:10 pm

5 stars
Five stars all the way. From ease of ingredients needed (I had all the spices already in the cupboard) to an easy preparation, to the incredible flavor and the gorgeous presentation, this meal is a winner. I’m going to try all the variations (cajun, italian etc).
Thank you so much. A new regular in our home!

Ann
June 3, 2019 2:28 pm

4 stars
I love the stay at home chef ! There hasn’t been a recipe my family has made that we didn’t love!

Regina
April 25, 2020 4:59 pm

5 stars
Hi Rachel, made this tonight and the family loved it! Thanks for another great recipe!
RC

Dan
January 27, 2020 9:11 pm

5 stars
Featured this for a birthday party dinner this evening. Used bacon instead of mushrooms. Absolutely delicious! Everyone loved it! Thanks Rachel!

October 9, 2020 12:49 pm

I made this last night and followed the directions as written except i used extra mushrooms – personally I can never have enough. It was delicious! I literally want to make it again tonight.

Jim
September 23, 2020 6:34 pm

4 stars
Not your best but still very good. I added more mushrooms to the melted butter which turned out very nicely. I probably won’t make it again. I love The Stay At Home Chef and have never had a bad meal using two dozen of her recipes. Please keep churning them out.

Beerandin
May 17, 2020 9:34 pm

4 stars
Awesome thanx for the quick

Beerandin
May 17, 2020 9:33 pm

4 stars
Awesome thanx for the quickie

Eleanor
March 8, 2020 6:31 pm

5 stars
I didn’t pound the chicken, just slit it in the centre horizontally and stuffed, actually over stuffed. I didn’t have mozzarella but a mild white cheese. The only seasonings I used (Didn’t have them all so kept it simple) were garlic and onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper. I accidentally reversed the order of the butter and flour mix. Absolutely delicious! It’s very flavourful and a new family favourite.

Magda Painter
March 7, 2020 4:32 am

5 stars
Simple and practical!!Well done!!

rileysMom
January 22, 2020 5:36 pm

5 stars
I’m thrilled with this elegant, yet simple recipe! Definitely company worthy or special dinner! I have made it …mmm, like 4 times in the past 2 weeks!
Thank you, Miss Rachel! It’s a winner!

TKG in NC
August 31, 2019 4:03 pm

5 stars
Oh my gosh. Discovered you yesterday. Made this today. Amazing. I make cordon bleu but was wanting a different stuffed chicken recipe. Thank you! Can’t wait to try your recipe for my favorite bread (rye) and other recipes on your site. Thank you!!!

Dean
July 26, 2019 7:11 pm

5 stars
I picked up some broccoli and cheese salad at the deli for the stuffing. Delicious!

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