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.
If you like this recipe you may be interested in these other stuffed chicken breast recipes.
- Lasagna Stuffed Chicken
- Reuben Stuffed Chicken
- Fajita Stuffed Chicken
- Cajun Stuffed Chicken
- Italian Stuffed Chicken
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Stuffed Herbed Chicken Breasts
- 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
- Use a meat tenderizer to pound out the chicken breasts until about 1/4-inch thick.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 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.