11 Stuffed Chicken Recipes

Say Goodbye To Boring Chicken Dinners


Elaine Lemm

Because chicken has such a neutral, versatile flavor, it makes a great base for stuffing of many kinds. While it looks and tastes elegant enough to serve for a holiday or company coming over, it doesn't require any challenging skills or special equipment so even novice cooks can whip it up without a fuss. Bookmark a few of these for your next family dinner and watch the family's eyes light up when they get to the table.

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    Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Cheese and Mushrooms

    Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Gravy

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    This easy stuffed chicken breast recipe calls for tomato soup to make the sauce, but you can also make your own béchamel sauce or swap in a jar of chicken gravy and omit the water. Use fresh sliced mushrooms for the best texture.

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    Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Chicken cordon bleu can become a weeknight dinner with this recipe that uses the crockpot. Just stuff the chicken breasts with ham and cheese, cover in condensed cream of mushroom soup, and cook. Serve over hot rice or noodles for a satisfying supper.

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    Whole Stuffed Chicken with Pan Gravy

    Whole stuffed chicken recipe

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    When company's coming, but you don't have enough people for a turkey, put together this classic stuffed chicken, instead. It comes out with a picture-perfect golden skin, a lovely herbal stuffing, and a finger-lickin' pan sauce that makes a meal all its own. Serve with potatoes and veggies for a showstopper of a meal.

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    Brie and Apple Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    Apple and Brie Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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    Sweet apples, funky brie, and a herbal cider pan sauce give these stuffed chicken breasts a wonderful fall flavor. Replace the brie with camembert or another soft cheese, swap out the thyme for your favorite herbs, or use pears instead of apples for a fun variation.

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    Basil and Mozzarella Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    Stuffed Chicken Breasts With Basil and Mozzarella Cheese
    Stuffed Chicken Breasts With Basil and Mozzarella Cheese.

     Diana Rattray

    Pounding chicken breasts thin and stuffing them with basil-studded mozzarella cheese creates a lovely meal that would look great for company but comes together easily enough for a weeknight. A rich mushroom sauce rounds it all out.

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    Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

    Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Make chicken parmesan a little different by stuffing all the chicken with cheese before assembling. It makes a gooey, cheesy explosion the kids (and kids at heart) will eat right up. And best of all, it's no harder to make than the classic version.

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    Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Chicken Breast

    Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Chicken Breast

    The Spruce / Elaine Lemm

    Get your greens by stuffing chicken breasts with torn spinach leaves, artichoke hearts, lemon juice, and mascarpone cheese, then smother it all in a creamy lemon sauce. This dish also tastes great the next day, for lunchbox-ready leftovers.

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    Mexican Peacocks

    Mexican peacocks

    The Spruce / Linda Larsen

    Stuffing chicken with avocado and then coating it in breadcrumbs before baking results in Mexican peacocks, a simple and delicious meal that even those new to Mexican cuisine will love. It does need time to chill in the fridge for a few hours, so plan ahead.

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    Indian-style Stuffed Chicken

    Indian-Style Stuffed Roast Chicken

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    For a gorgeous whole stuffed chicken that uses Indian spices, look no further than this marinated and roasted chicken. Instead of a standard herbed bread stuffing, this one uses ground beef, potato, peas, and tomato, scented with garam masala, ginger, coriander, garlic, and cumin.

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    Boursin Stuffed Chicken

    boursin stuffed chicken

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray 

    Boursin cheese with garlic and herbs, as well as shredded carrots and walnuts, give this stuffed chicken a wonderful flavor and texture. Coating it in a breadcrumb and parmesan mixture adds crunch. If you don't have Boursin cheese, use cream cheese, and an herb mixture instead.

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    Chicken and Bacon Roulade

    Chicken Roulade Stuffed with Smoked Bacon, Spinach & Gouda
    Tyson Foods Inc.

    What's better than chicken stuffed with cheese, spinach, and bacon? When it's all rolled up in bacon! This meaty grilled chicken tastes as impressive as it looks, and makes a great change of pace for your next outdoor get-together.