11 Stuffed Chicken Recipes

Say Goodbye to Boring Chicken Dinners


Elaine Lemm

Chicken has a neutral, mild, and versatile flavor, which makes it an ideal base for all kinds of stuffing. While stuffed chicken recipes look and taste great, and are wonderful to serve at celebrations on special occasions, most our recipes are easy enough to make on a weekday. And they don't require any challenging skills or special equipment. Even novice cooks can whip them up without a fuss.

Our collection brings you plenty of variety, from mushrooms to brie and apples, or the classic cordon bleu. There is a recipe for all flavor preferences and lots of alternatives to choose from for your next chicken dinner.

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    Chicken Breasts Stuffed With Cheese and Mushrooms

    Stuffed chicken breasts with gravy

    ac_bnphotos / Getty Images

    This stuffed chicken breast recipe is a filling and flavorful meal, easy to put together, and cooked in the oven. It calls for tomato soup to make the sauce, but try using the same amount of homemade béchamel. You can even swap the tomato soup for a jar of chicken gravy—omitting the water the recipe calls for. Use fresh sliced mushrooms for the best texture and serve with hot potatoes or rice.

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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 easy crock pot recipe. Just stuff the chicken breasts with ham and Swiss cheese, cover in condensed cream of mushroom soup, and let your slow cooker do the rest. Serve over hot rice or noodles for a satisfying supper.

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    Whole Stuffed Chicken With Pan Gravy

    Whole stuffed chicken with pan gravy

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    If a turkey seems too big and daunting to put together, make one or two of our classic stuffed chickens instead. A crispy, golden skin covers the perfectly cooked and juicy chicken, stuffed with a lovely herb and breadcrumb mixture. The thick and flavorful pan gravy brings the meal together. Serve with potatoes and veggies for an unforgettable meal.

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    Brie and Apple Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    Brie and apple stuffed chicken breasts

    Renee Comet / StockFood Creative / Getty Images

    Tart Granny Smith apples and funky, creamy brie cheese make a wonderful pairing inside of a juicy chicken breast. An herbal cider pan sauce gives these stuffed chicken breasts a fall flavor, plus it makes the perfect excuse to serve the chicken with mashed potatoes to collect all the saucy goodness. Swap the brie with Camembert or another soft cheese, experiment with different 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

     The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Pounding chicken breasts thin and stuffing them with basil-studded mozzarella cheese creates a lovely meal. These flavorful chicken breasts are cooked in the oven, and a creamy mushroom sauce is the final touch. Serve with noodles or rice to collect all of the flavorful sauce.

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    Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

    Stuffed chicken Parmesan

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Make a variation on chicken Parmesan by stuffing the chicken with cheese before assembling, frying, and baking. The melty cheese makes for a delicious bite alongside the tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella. 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, canned artichoke hearts, lemon juice, and mascarpone cheese. Smother it all in a creamy lemon sauce. This dish makes fabulous leftovers and can be sliced thin to use as filling in sandwiches and wraps, or as part of a salad.

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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. The stuffed chicken needs time to chill in the fridge before baking, so plan ahead.

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    Indian-Style Stuffed Chicken

    Indian-style stuffed roast chicken

    Chickenfarmersofcanada / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

    For a gorgeous whole stuffed chicken flavored with Indian spices, look no further than this marinated and roasted chicken. Instead of a standard herbed bread stuffing, make a hearty and aromatic filling of ground beef or lamb, potato, peas, and tomato, scented with garam masala and other spices. Serve with fresh parathas, an easy-to-make pan-fried bread.

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    Boursin Stuffed Chicken

    Boursin stuffed chicken

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray 

    Boursin cheese, garlic, herbs, shredded carrots, and walnuts give this stuffed chicken a wonderful flavor and texture. Coating the stuffed chicken breasts in a mixture of breadcrumbs and tangy Parmesan adds a crispy coating and a beautiful color. If you don't have Boursin cheese, use cream cheese with an herb mixture instead.

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    Chicken and Bacon Roulade

    Chicken and bacon roulade
    Tyson Foods Inc.

    What's better than chicken stuffed with cheese, spinach, and bacon? More bacon on the outside! This bacon-lovers' dream makes a meaty grilled chicken that tastes as impressive as it looks. It's the perfect change of pace for your next outdoor grilling date.