7 best cheese stuffed chicken breast recipes you can make easily

7 best cheese stuffed chicken breast recipes you can make easily

Cheese stuffed chicken breast is a stuffing recipe that can be made either with cooked or uncooked bread. The precooking of the bread makes for an easier cooking process and a greater chance the cheese will not leak out of the chicken breast. The cheese should be well-grated or cubed to create an even coating. The cubes won’t melt as readily as grated, though larger pieces make for less chance of leakage. When using pre-cooked bread, it is important to let it cool after cooking so it does not steam when added to the hot filling mixture. Here are recipes for cheese-stuffed chicken breast that you can make at home.

Cheese stuffed chicken breast is a delicious dish that can be made simply

Cheese stuffed chicken breast is a delicious dish that can be made simply

Broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken breast

Ingredients

  • The following ingredients are required: 4 to 6 boneless chicken breasts.
  • 16 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded or cubed (or a combination of the two).
  • Minced garlic (to taste).

Instructions

  • Place a chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound until it is evenly flat. 
  • Place one in the middle of each chicken breast and top with garlic.
  • Fold over the top of each breast and firmly press together to form a pouch.
  • Place in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours to allow the cheese to melt on the inside, turn both breasts over, and allow them to soften through again before serving or packaging for freezing. [give intro write about disguised food].

Tips & tricks

  • Let the breast cool after cooking before removing it from the plastic wrap.
  • Grate cheese as soon as you start to cook, and not minutes before because it will lose its stretchability and be difficult to mash.
  • For a pre-cooked bread: Cut into small pieces, place on a baking sheet, and freeze until firm (about 10-15 minutes). Once frozen, place in your choice of plastic bag or freezer-safe container. To use, remove from the freezer and let it thaw in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before cooking with the chicken breast to allow the bread to warm up a bit just slightly without burning. [give intro write about disguised food].
  • For bread cooked directly in the oven: Lay the bread out on a baking sheet or clean the work surface. Place the cold chicken breast on top and let sit there until a few minutes before you plan to cook. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the chicken is done.
  • If grating your own cheese, save it in a zipper bag for up to 5 days in the fridge. That way you won’t have to grate everything at once every time you make this dish. [give intro write about disguised food].

Broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken breast

Broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken breast

Ham and cheese stuffed chicken breast

Ingredients

  • I prefer boneless, skinless chicken breasts of 4 to 6 pieces.
  • 16 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (or a combination of the two).
  • Also, mayonnaise and mustard can be used.
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced cooked ham slices (about 1/2 cup).

Instructions

  • Place a chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound until it is evenly flat. 
  • Place one in the middle of each chicken breast and top with mustard or mayonnaise. Add ham slices on top in alternating layers, making sure to cover the filling completely when finished. [give intro write about disguised food].

Tips & tricks

  • Stir the ham into the mustard or mayonnaise to coat completely.
  • If using mayonnaise, make sure it doesn’t come in contact with any raw chicken because it is not safe to eat when raw. [give intro write about disguised food].
  • If using mustard, make sure the chicken is cooked through before serving. [give intro write about disguised food].
  • Pre-cooking the ham to make it easier to slice will eliminate any risk of contamination while handling and will be less messy than slicing straight off a slice from a raw ham since it is already cooked and should be as easy as possible.
  • Make sure it is fully cooked before adding it to your cheese-stuffed chicken breast (no raw slices). [give intro write about disguised food].
  • If you are concerned about leaking out cheese, place a piece of plastic wrap around the chicken breast before slicing so you can wrap it up in one piece.

Ham and cheese stuffed chicken breast

Ham and cheese stuffed chicken breast

Cheese stuffed chicken breast with cheese

Ingredients

  • The chicken breasts should be boneless and skinless.
  • 16 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (or a combination of the two).
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced cooked ham slices (about 1/2 cup).

Instructions

  • Place a chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound until it is evenly flat. 
  • Place one in the middle of each chicken breast and top with ham slices. [give intro write about disguised food].

Tips & tricks

  • Stir the ham into the cheese to coat completely.
  • If using mayonnaise, make sure it doesn’t come in contact with any raw chicken because it is not safe to eat when raw. [give intro write about disguised food].
  • If using mustard, make sure the chicken is cooked through before serving. [give intro write about disguised food].
  • Pre-cook the ham to make it easier to slice will eliminate any risk of contamination while handling and will be less messy than slicing straight off a slice from a raw ham since it is already cooked and should be as easy as possible.
  • Make sure it is fully cooked before adding it to your cheese-stuffed chicken breast (no raw slices). [give intro write about disguised food].
  • If you are concerned about leaking out cheese, place a piece of plastic wrap around the chicken breast before slicing so you can wrap it up in one piece.

Cheese stuffed chicken breast with cheese

Cheese stuffed chicken breast with cheese

Spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breast

Ingredients

  • You will need four to six boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
  • 16 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (or a combination of the two).
  • 1/4 pound cooked and chopped frozen spinach (about 1/2 cup).

Instructions

  • Place a chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound until it is evenly flat. 
  • Place one in the middle of each chicken breast and top with spinach. [give intro write about disguised food].

Tips & tricks

  • Make sure the spinach is chopped finely and that it doesn’t come in contact with any raw chicken because it is not safe to eat when raw. [give intro write about disguised food].
  • Pre-cooking the spinach will eliminate any risk of contamination while handling and will be less messy than slicing straight off a slice from raw spinach since it is already cooked and should be as easy as possible.
  • Make sure it is fully cooked before adding it to your spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breast (no raw slices). [give intro write about disguised food].
  • If you are concerned about leaking out cheese, place a piece of plastic wrap around the chicken breast before slicing so you can wrap it up in one piece.

Spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breast

Spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breast

Asparagus and cheese stuffed chicken breast

Ingredients

  • A dozen skinless, boneless chicken breasts, 4 to 6 ounces each.
  • 16 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (or a combination of the two).
  • 1/4 pound cooked and chopped frozen spinach (about 1/2 cup).

Instructions

  • Place a chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound until it is evenly flat. 
  • Place one in the middle of each chicken breast and top with spinach. [give intro write about disguised food].

Tips & tricks

  • Substitute bacon for the spinach if you prefer a more delicate flavor from the asparagus. [give intro write about disguised food].
  • If you are concerned about leaking out cheese, place a piece of plastic wrap around the chicken breast before slicing so you can wrap it up in one piece.

Asparagus and cheese stuffed chicken breast

Asparagus and cheese stuffed chicken breast

Bacon and cheese stuffed chicken breast

Ingredients

  • Four or six boneless and skinless chicken breasts.
  • 16 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (or a combination of the two).
  • 1/4 pound cooked and chopped frozen spinach (about 1/2 cup).
  • 3 slices bacon strips, cooked and chopped into small pieces.

Instructions

  • Place a chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound until it is evenly flat. [give intro write about disguised food]. Don’t worry if the filling oozes out, just add back into the cheese-covered portion once you have pounded it flat again.
  • Place one in the middle of each chicken breast and top with spinach, bacon, and cheese. [give intro write about disguised food].

Tips & tricks

  • Make sure the spinach is chopped finely and that it doesn’t come in contact with any raw chicken because it is not safe to eat when raw. [give intro write about disguised food].
  • If using mayonnaise, make sure it doesn’t come in contact with any raw chicken because it is not safe to eat when raw. [give intro write about disguised food].
  • If using mustard, make sure the chicken is cooked through before serving. [give intro write about disguised food].
  • Pre-cook the bacon since it is going on the top and will be cooking again, which makes it easier to slice, will eliminate any risk of contamination while handling and will be less messy than slicing straight off a slice from a piece of raw bacon since it is already cooked and should be as easy as possible.
  • Make sure it is fully cooked before adding it to your cheese stuffed chicken breast (no raw slices). [give intro write about disguised food].
  • If you are concerned about leaking out cheese, place a piece of plastic wrap around the chicken breast before slicing so you can wrap it up in one piece.
  • When you cook bacon in a pan and chop it is best to replace the chopped ingredients into the chicken breast immediately. I like to use tiny uneven bits because when you slice it off, as you can see above, one cut side looks perfect but the other is all jaggedy because there is a piece of bacon attached (which means when it cooks again it will be uneven).

Bacon and cheese stuffed chicken breast

Bacon and cheese stuffed chicken breast

Mozzarella cheese stuffed chicken breast

Ingredients

  • Breast of chicken that is boneless and skinless.
  • 16 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (or a combination of the two).
  • 1/4 pound cooked and chopped frozen spinach (about 1/2 cup).

Instructions

  • Place a chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound until it is evenly flat. [give intro write about disguised food].
  • Place one in the middle of each chicken breast and top with spinach and cheese. [give intro write about disguised food].

Tips & tricks

  • Make sure the spinach is chopped finely and that it doesn’t come in contact with any raw chicken because it is not safe to eat when raw. [give intro write about disguised food].
  • Pre-cooking the spinach will eliminate any risk of contamination while handling and will be less messy than slicing straight off a slice from raw spinach since it is already cooked and should be as easy as possible.
  • Make sure it is fully cooked before adding it to your cheese stuffed chicken breast (no raw slices). [give intro write about disguised food].
  • If you are concerned about leaking out cheese, place a piece of plastic wrap around the chicken breast before slicing so you can wrap it up in one piece.
  • When you cook bacon in a pan and chop it is best to replace the chopped ingredients into the chicken breast immediately. I like to use tiny uneven bits because when you slice it off, as you can see above, one cut side looks perfect but the other is all jaggedy because there is a piece of bacon attached (which means when it cooks again it will be uneven).
  • If using mayonnaise, make sure it doesn’t come in contact with any raw chicken because it is not safe to eat when raw. [give intro write about disguised food].
  • If using mustard, make sure the chicken is cooked through before serving. [give intro write about disguised food].
  • It can be served with sauce or dipping or both if you prefer.
  • It’s best to keep the cheese-covered until it’s time to eat, or it will get cold and hard to handle (unless your having it for breakfast). If the cheese is not sealed tightly, however, steam will escape and the flavor will be lost when you cut into it (that’s why I don’t make two batches at once).

Mozzarella cheese stuffed chicken breast

Mozzarella cheese stuffed chicken breast

Cheese stuffed chicken breast recipes are one of my favorite foods to make. I love that you can take a chicken breast, put just about anything in it, and still have a decent amount of chicken taste in the end. Most of these recipes can be made both for breakfast or as a side dish and are easy to make as a family meal. Some of these delicious dishes can even be adapted for a vegetarian version.

For example, it is easy to put spinach in the filling instead of chicken, make it with tofu instead of chicken, and use chickpeas or other beans in its place. There are also all different combinations of cheese and spinach that you could use in place of the other ingredients.

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