Stuffing bone-in chicken breast is really easy. No butterflying, rolling or toothpicking needed. You'll slide your fingers under the skin of the chicken breast and create a pocket to stuff your spinach and gouda into. This bone-in stuffed chicken breast recipe is also a sheet pan dinner. Woo hoo! Stuffed chicken and rosemary potatoes on a sheet pan. Super simple weeknight dinner to the rescue!
The Stuffed Chicken Breast Series: An Easy, Gourmet Treat
But before I get into that, I'd like to welcome you to my Stuffed Chicken Breast Series. Yes, I'm going all in with stuffed chicken breast recipes. A while back, I posted an Easy Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu which is my mom's recipe and I've always loved it. So awesome. Now, I want to dedicate some time and attention to more stuffed chicken breast recipes and techniques.
For example, there are methods to choose from. The first is butterfly, stuff & fold, like my cordon bleu. Next option, slice down the top of breast to make a pocket, stuff crumpled tin foil into the pocket, sear it, then add the filling into the pocket. This seems like it will work if you have a creamier filling. Lastly, there is the rolling method: butterfly the breast, pound it thin, lay out/spread your filling onto the chicken, then roll the breast. For this type of technique your filling should lay flat and not be bulky. There are so many exciting combinations and methods to try! Also, yes, there are many more variations on how best to stuff your boneless chicken breast. These are simply a jumping off point!
Stuffed Chicken Breast with Spinach and Gouda is an Easy Weeknight Staple
Since I've dedicated many recipes now to stuffing boneless breast of chicken, I thought it would be prudent to try bone-in stuffed chicken breast. This cut of the chicken is perhaps even more bland than boneless breast of chicken. So what do we do? We have to make it taste like something. Pick your favorite flavors and stuff that dang chicken! For this, I opted for spinach and gouda. I must admit, this recipe was my mom's idea. She randomly made it once and I absolutely loved it. I realized not only do a lot of people like the bone-in variety of chicken breast, but it's on sale a lot. Next time that sale happens at your local market - pick some up and make this recipe! You'll thank me later.
Easy to Stuff, Easy to Season: Sheet Pan Dinners Rock!
If you're obsessed with stuffing chicken (like me), try these:
- Three-Cheese Stuffed Chicken w/Sausage & Red Sauce
- Stove Top Stuffing Chicken Rolls
- Stuffed Chicken Pepperoni Pizza Bake
- Jalapeno Popper Chicken Wrapped in Bacon
- Cheesy Fajita Stuffed Chicken
- Bacon Ricotta Stuffed Chicken
- Asparagus and Cheese Stuffed Chicken
- Stuffed Chicken w/Sun Dried Tomatoes & Sharp Provolone
I highly encourage all of you to get to your kitchens and make homemade food. Sharing meals with our loved ones is a precious opportunity to talk and laugh and love those we are closest to. Cooking doesn't have to be intimidating and take a lot of time either. If you need assistance all my recipes are accompanied by step-by-step instructional videos. I'll be with you the whole time. Now go forth and cook!Print