It's been a while since I stuffed a chicken breast, so I figured I might as well have at it. It's fall here in New England and that means mushrooms! Fall doesn't really mean mushrooms, but I do think of mushrooms as cold weather food, not warm. So let's make this awesome dinner for two: stuffed chicken with mushrooms and Gouda.
Different Methods of Stuffing Chicken
When stuffing boneless breast of chicken, there are a lot of methods to choose from. These are three that I frequently use.
- The first is butterfly, stuff & fold, like we're doing with this recipe and my mom's chicken 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 like with my broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken.
- 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 like my stove top stuffing chicken rolls.
As with all methods, toothpicks can sometimes be used to hold it all together. 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.
Easy Steps to Making This Dinner for Two: Stuffed Chicken with Mushrooms and Gouda:
Dinner for Two: Stuffed Chicken for Mushroom and Gouda Lovers
I know there are a lot of mushroom lovers out there and I am here to say: this one's for you! First off, the combination of mushrooms, butter, garlic and onion is a no-brainer, right? I am crazy about Gouda cheese too. However, you could easily substitute with a mild cheddar too if you prefer. And for a stuffed chicken recipe, I think this is a fairly straightforward process.
- Chop your onions and garlic.
- Cook it with your washed baby bella mushrooms (aka creminis).
- Stuff the chicken with a couple of spinach leaves, sliced gouda and the mushroom mix then bake it in a preheated oven!
- Add a little extra cheese to the top at the end if you like.
Making Smaller Meals For Smaller Families
I started making videos of smaller meals recently and I've really been enjoying this. I realize there are a lot of singles and couples out there who just want to make one or two meals. For singles, you can eat the leftover portion for lunch. For couples, you're one and done with this recipe. It's a winner for all!
As someone who frequently cooks with leftovers in mind, scaling down can be a breath of fresh air. As much as I love having leftovers for lunch so I don't have to think about it, I also love having just enough for two portions. You can always make more if you want by using the recipe multiplier to scale it up. You choose.Print