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Stuffed Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Stuffing

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Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Stuffing is an easy weeknight dinner that goes together pretty quickly.  This entrée is savory and full of flavor! This chicken recipe isn’t dry as it’s baked in chicken broth and at the end, topped with homemade chicken gravy! It’s perfection on a plate! If you are looking for a new dinner idea that the whole family will love, this is it!

Chicken breast stuffed with stuffing

I don’t know about you, but sometimes when you make chicken breast, it’s not only really dry, but it’s also pretty flavorless. That’s one of the reasons I am always looking for different ways to change up how I serve chicken.

That’s why this recipe has became and remains one of our family’s absolute favorite recipes! It’s easy to make, great anytime of the week and year, and it’s very filling. Once you make it, your family will definitely be wanting you to make it again!

Stuffed chicken breast is a delicious and versatile meal that can make any weeknight meal special. Whether you like to stuff your chicken with herbs, spinach, roasted vegetables like this recipe for my Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast or a simple stuffing mix, the possibilities are endless.

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❤Why This Recipe Works

This tender, juicy stuffing and chicken dinner recipe works and remains a top favorite as well as one of our top recipes because it’s:

  • Easy to Make! This stuffing stuffed chicken breast meal is ready to go, start to finish in under an hour!
  • Budget-friendly
  • Delicious! This easy dinner recipe packs everything together perfectly! It’s savory, of course delicious, and just basic comfort food all rolled into one.
  • Hearty
  • This is a complete meal! Just add some veggies or your favorite chicken side dish to the table and you are good to go!

🥘Ingredients

You will find a complete list of all of the ingredients that you will need at the bottom of the recipe in the printable recipe card. However, I have included a few key tips and suggestions to make this recipe a success.

  • Chicken breasts – you can pound these out to make them thinner.
  • Stove Top Stuffing – or it can be a store brand, it really doesn’t matter. All that matters is that it is chicken flavored stuffing.
  • Sea salt – do not use regular table salt. You can use Kosher salt as well. The salt will really help bring out the flavor of this dish.
  • Unsalted butter – do not use salted as you are already adding salt to this recipe, however, butter will be a key part is keeping the chicken extra moist; because let’s face it, nobody wants dry chicken.
  • Chicken broth – If you have a favorite homemade chicken broth recipe, feel free to use that or you can use chicken bouillon pastes or cubes.

🥗What Sides Go with This?

Any sides would great! However, creamy mashed potatoes are always a great idea! You can also serve up a side of crusty bread, our cornbread muffins, fresh veggies, or a nice crunchy salad.

🔪Instructions

Stuffing a chicken breast can seem intimidating at first but it’s really quite easy once you get the hang of it. It also offers great nutritional value, as the extra ingredient inside cooking the chicken creates additional flavor and moisture throughout. Get ready for a delicious dish to wow your guests with this stuffed chicken breast recipe!

How do you stuff chicken breast?

By butterflying the breast and then adding the stuffing into the cut area. We’ve provided photos and easy steps to do it. It’s actually easier than you think.

How to butterfly chicken breast

How to butterfly chicken breasts

Step 1: Preheat the oven.

Step 2: Make the stuffing.

Step 3: Prepare the chicken according to the directions in the recipe card.

Step 4: If you want thinner breasts, then beat the chicken breast with a kitchen mallet or rolling pin.

STEPS IF YOU ARE GOING TO ROLL THE BREAST UP:

Step 5: Rub the seasonings into the chicken.

Step 6: Rub the butter on the chicken breasts.

Step 7: After rolling up the chicken stuffed with stuffing, secure the chicken with a toothpick.

STEPS IF YOU ARE LEAVING IT BUTTERFLIED:

Step 5: Combine the seasonings.

Step 6: Cut the breasts halfway through and then add the seasoning.

Step 7: Add the butter.

Step 8: Add the stuffing.

Step 10: Pour the chicken broth into the baking dish and then add in the chicken breasts and season.

Step 11: Prepare the gravy.

Step 12: Make the roux.

Step 13: When the chicken is finished, remove the dish from the oven and let it rest. Then top each breast with gravy.

🥫Storage

You can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

♨️Reheating

In the case of leftovers, it’s best to reheat these slowly so that you can retain all of the moisture. Simply place a baking dish full of the leftovers or ever how many you want to reheat, in a preheated 350°F. Then bake until they have reached an internal temperature of 165°F. Depending on your oven, this could take anywhere from 20 – 40 minutes. Your best bet would be to continue checking on them in 10-minute increments.

🙋‍♀️FAQ

How long do you bake this?

Just 30 minutes after you get it prepped! Of course, this will also depend on how thick the breasts are.

Can you make this in an Instant Pot?

You can! I have not made it in there yet, however, head over the Instant Pot Stuffed Chicken Breast over at Budget Delicious as they have a delicious looking recipe over there.

Does chicken take longer to cook with stuffing

It does. And if you have thicker chicken breasts to start with, it will almost double the time.

Is it better to bake chicken covered or uncovered?

I have found that it is better to foil chicken with foil when I am baking it so that it stays nice and juicy.

Can I sear the chicken breast?

You definitely can. That way you will get that beautiful golden-brown sear on the outside.

Is this stuffed chicken similar to the MCL Stuffed Chicken Breast?

If you love that savory cornbread and sage stuffed chicken breast topped with their famous chicken gravy, you can change up our recipe a bit to make a similar copycat recipe. Just use a cornbread and sage stuffing mix and purchase your favorite chicken gravy at the store or make your own favorite homemade gravy.

🔎Looking for More Delicious Recipes?

If you are looking for more delicious recipes that call for chicken, make sure to check out our budget-friendly and easy Sloppy Chicken Sandwich that is a classic Ohio recipe. Another hearty meal that is super easy and quick is our Creamed Chicken over Biscuits.

🐓Additional Easy Weeknight Chicken Dinners

If this recipe has inspired you to check more out easy weeknight dinners, then make sure to head over and check out our Brick Chicken recipe, that yes uses a real brick. Could your kids live on chicken tenders? If so, then you must bookmark my recipe for Homemade Chicken Tenders. Once you make your own, you won’t buy them again. Another easy dinner idea is my Creamy Cajun Chicken. This is a totally different spin on pasta and chicken.

Chicken breast stuffed with stuffing

Stuffed Chicken Breasts Baked With Stuffing

Rhonda
Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Stuffing is an easy weeknight dinner that goes together pretty quickly.  This entrée is savory and full of flavor!
4.40 from 155 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Entrees, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 554 kcal

Equipment

  • cutting board
  • Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bag Stove Top Chicken Stuffing
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian Herb seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter semi-melted
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • black pepper to taste

Ingredients for the Homemade Chicken Gravy:

  • 1 cup Chicken broth
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 teaspoon flour
  • 3/4 cup milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Prepare 2 servings of Stove Top Chicken according to package directions and set it aside.
  • Trim fat and wash chicken.
  • Pound chicken to 1/2 inch thickness between wax paper on top of a cutting board.

STEPS IF YOU ARE GOING TO ROLL THE BREAST UP:

  • In a small bowl combine sea-salt, Italian Herb seasoning, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  • Sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with mixture and rub it in.
  • Add semi melted butter to the center of each chicken breast and spread it around.
  • Add 1/3 cup-1/4 cup stuffing to the center of each chicken breast and roll it up.
  • Place a toothpick or small skewer in to secure stuffing from falling out.

STEPS IF YOU ARE LEAVING IT BUTTERFLIED:

  • Using a sharp knife, cut a pocket into each breast but stop before cutting all of the way through the breast.
  • In a small bowl combine sea-salt, Italian Herb seasoning, garlic powder, and black pepper. 
  • Add semi melted butter to the center of each chicken breast and spread it around. Then sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with mixture and rub it in. 
  • Add 1/3 cup-1/4 cup stuffing to the center of each chicken breast.
  • In a glass baking dish or in a cast iron skillet, add 2 cups lower sodium chicken broth, add in the chicken breasts and sprinkle with fresh black pepper. Bake for 30 minutes. 
  • While the chicken is baking, prepare the gravy by melting the butter in a medium sauce pan on the stove on medium low heat.
  • Once the butter is melted, add in the flour and cook the flour and butter mixture for about 3 minutes. You are basically making a roux.
  • Once the flour is cooked, slowly incorporate in the chicken broth then add in the milk. Let the mixture start boiling and boil for approx. 5 minutes until the mixture developed into the thickness you desire. Remove from heat.
  • Once the chicken is cooked thoroughly, remove from the oven and let it rest for approx. 5/10 minutes. Once the chicken has rested, top each individual breast with the gravy.

Notes

Your baking time may need to be increased another 5 to 10 minutes depending on the size of the breasts. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 554kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 45gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 199mgSodium: 1360mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
Keyword Chicken, Chicken Breasts, Stuffed Chicken Breast, Stuffed Chicken Breast with Stuffing, Stuffing Stuffed Chicken Breast
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Food Safety

Here a few food safety tips for this recipe.

  • Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F.
  • Wash your hands and utensils promptly after preparing raw chicken.

This Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Stuffing recipe appeared first on May 25, 2011 on Kiddies Corner Deals/Life Food Family.  It’s still one of our top recipes on Pinterest.  We decided to update the recipe a bit as well as update our photos.  You may remember this photo:

stuffed chicken breast

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10 Comments

  1. Made this last night and doubled the amount of rub, and added pepper to the gravy. Still the taste was a little to bland. I used the Chicken Stove Top Stuffing and will use a more flavorful variety the next time. Also will probably quadruple (at least) the amount of Italian Herbs and Garlic Powder in the rub. And will probably really pile on the pepper in the gravy. Also, it took my chicken 50 minutes to cook before it was done instead of the suggested 30. Maybe all of this is because the chicken breasts they sell at my grocer are twice as big as what the poster of this recipe used, which would account for mine have a blander taste profile and longer cooking time.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, for trying the recipe and for leaving your experience! We did pound out the chicken breasts to make them thinner.

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe several times, & it is always a winner, so easy, too. As mentioned before, baked chicken for 50 minutes.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! And thank you for the reminder too about the baking time.