Want the taste of Thanksgiving even when it's not November? I've got the answer right here: Stove Top Stuffing Chicken Rolls with homemade gravy and cranberry sauce. Confession: before making this recipe, I had never actually tried Stove Top Stuffing. I wanted to make this easy on you as home chefs looking for a quick meal. Removing the labor of homemade stuffing was important because I know we all have busy lives. I'll tell you what: I was seriously impressed by how good this instant stuffing is. And if it were up to me, we'd skip turkey on Thanksgiving and serve this instead!
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. Several months ago, 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!
Stove Top Stuffing Chicken Rolls for Thanksgiving Dinner? Yes, Please!
I understand the tradition of turkey. I do. However, I've never really loved roasted turkey. Anyone else feel this way? After making this recipe, I really believe that everyone at Thanksgiving would be thrilled to eat Stove Top Stuffing Chicken Rolls. I imagined myself stuffing and rolling a sheet pan of these babies, sticking them in the oven and calling it a day! And of course, I would make extra stuffing, mashed potatoes and maybe a vegetable or two. It would make everything so much easier!
Of course, I would miss the sandwiches I make with leftover turkey. This is when turkey shines for me: in sandwiches. Every year, I make two sandwiches with the leftovers. First, turkey, bacon and American cheese on toast. Second, of course, The Turkey Gobbler Sandwich with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and anything else I can fit on there. Served on high-quality bread, of course. Yeah, so inside the sandwich made with bread is more bread (the stuffing) and I love every bite of it!
But seriously, this is a great recipe to try and very easy to put together. And guess what? Don't feel pressured to make the homemade gravy. I mean, it's a really easy and delicious recipe, but if you don't have time you can use a packet mix too. In fact, I froze the leftover chicken and when I re-heated it I didn't have time to make gravy. I went with a packet of chicken gravy and that was really good too!
If You're Obsessed with Stuffing Chicken (Like Me), Try These:
- Three-Cheese Stuffed Chicken w/Sausage & Red Sauce
- Stuffed Chicken Pepperoni Pizza Bake
- Jalapeno Popper Chicken Wrapped in Bacon
- Cranberry Brie Stuffed Chicken
- Cheesy Fajita Stuffed Chicken
- Bacon Ricotta Stuffed Chicken
- Asparagus and Cheese Stuffed Chicken
- Stuffed Chicken w/Sun Dried Tomatoes & Sharp Provolone
- Bone-In Stuffed Chicken Breast w/Spinach & Gouda
- Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Remember to take the time to get to know your kitchen. We spend a lot of time in our homes with our loved ones. Treat yourself to wonderful food and home cooked meals. Share your days around the dinner table. Tell your stories. Listen.Print