This homemade baked stuffed chicken is a delicious and versatile dish that can be made with a variety of fillings! It is hearty, savory, and incredibly flavorful. This is such a great way to make chicken breast even more tender and tasty. Great for the whole family!
This baked stuffed chicken breast recipe is filling, flavorful, and so tasty! The cheese, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes instantly add flavor to the tender chicken. This quick and easy recipe is great for busy weeknights and family dinners!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This stuffed chicken breast recipe is easy to make.
- The flavors are hearty, savory, and delicious.
- The chicken is juicy and flavorful, while the stuffing is hearty and satisfying.
- This easy chicken recipe is versatile. You can use any type of stuffing you like, so you can customize the dish to your own taste.
- It is healthy.
- This dish is packed with protein and nutrients, so it’s a great way to feed your family a healthy meal.
- This recipe is gluten-free, nut-free, and sugar-free.
- Great for any night of the week.
- Check out these Air Fryer Chicken Breasts for another easy delicious chicken recipe!
Ingredients & Substitutes
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Use skinless boneless chicken breasts. If using frozen chicken, thaw completely.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
The cheese adds a melty and gooey texture! Mozzarella and cheddar are great options.
Wash and dry the spinach leaves.
Chop the sun-dried tomatoes. Feel free to use fresh tomatoes if desired.
Minced garlic adds a delicious garlicky flavor.
Olive oil helps tenderize the chicken. Use avocado oil if needed.
Dried herbs add so much flavor to the chicken. Oregano, basil, and thyme work well.
Taste & Texture
This baked stuffed chicken breast recipe is juicy and flavorful.
The stuffing is hearty and satisfying, with a variety of textures and flavors. The cheese is gooey!
The overall flavor is delicious and satisfying.
How to Make
First, preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease a baking dish.
Lay each chicken breast flat on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to make a horizontal slit along the side of each chicken breast, being careful not to cut all the way through.
Season the inside and outside of each chicken breast with salt and pepper.
Layer a slice of cheese, a handful of spinach leaves, and a spoonful of chopped sun-dried tomatoes inside each chicken breast pocket. You can adjust the amount of filling to your preference.
In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, olive oil, and dried Italian herbs.
Brush the garlic and herb mixture over the outside of each chicken breast, coating them evenly.
Use toothpicks or kitchen twine to secure the openings of the chicken breasts and hold the filling in place.
Place the stuffed chicken breasts in the greased baking dish. If desired, drizzle any remaining garlic and herb mixture over the top.
Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C).
Once cooked, remove the stuffed chicken breasts from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes.
Carefully remove the toothpicks or kitchen twine before serving.
Lastly, serve these stuffed chicken breasts with your choice of sides!
Expert Tips for Success
Follow these tips for the best baked stuffed chicken breast recipe.
Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. This will make the chicken easier to stuff and cook.
Slice into the chicken breast carefully. Do not slice all the way through.
Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs and spices.
Be sure to pack the stuffing in tightly so that it doesn’t fall out during cooking. Use kitchen twine or toothpicks to hold the filling inside.
Bake the chicken in a preheated oven until the chicken is cooked through and the stuffing is heated through.
Use a meat thermometer to test the internal temperature of the chicken.
Flavor Variations & Add-Ins
Consider these flavor variations for your stuffed chicken breast recipe.
Add some chopped vegetables to the stuffing, such as carrots, celery, asparagus, or mushrooms.
Top the chicken with your favorite toppings, such as melted cheese, homemade gravy, or cranberry sauce.
How to Serve & Store
Stuffed chicken breast is best served hot and fresh.
Reheat it in the oven or in the microwave.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the easiest to stuff and cook. I do not recommend chicken thighs.
The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts. For boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are about 1 inch thick, you will need to bake them for about 25 to 30 minutes.
The chicken is cooked through when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.
The best way to stuff chicken breast is to cut a pocket in the thickest part of the breast and fill it with your desired stuffing, then seal the pocket with toothpicks.
There are so many options for stuffing chicken breast. Add in sliced carrots, mushrooms, asparagus, bacon, and more.
Yes! Prepare the chicken as outlined in the recipe. Air fry at 400 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes, or until cooked through.
- Kitchen Twine: This kitchen twine is great for securing the chicken breasts.
- Toothpicks: Toothpicks work well to secure the chicken.
- Knife Set: Use sharp knives to slice the chicken.
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