Skip to Content

7 Ways to Easy Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast

Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast that’s easy enough for a weeknight but so pretty you’ll proudly serve it for company.

7 Ways to Easy Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast! This method is so simple!

I’m so excited to talk about this easy way to make baked stuffed chicken breast! Stuffed chicken breast is such an elegant, delicious meal but I’ve always found it to be a bit fussy to prepare. This easy method will win you over to the point that you’ll be making baked stuffed chicken breasts all the time!

First, be sure to watch the video in this post which shows you how simple it is! There’s not much more you’ll need except rough amounts for ingredients that I’ve listed in the recipe at the bottom of this post.

How to make baked stuffed chicken breasts

If you’ve stuffed a chicken breast before, you probably cut into each breast to form a “pocket” where you would place the stuffing ingredients. This definitely works but this method is so much simpler.

It’s called the “Hasselback” technique, where you simply cut crosswise into the chicken and press the chosen fillings inside each “pocket”. Watch the video in this post to see this method in action. Then, you’ll simply bake them as directed.

I stuffed my chicken breasts with seven different fillings so there’s something for everyone. Here’s a list of the different flavors to choose from:

  1. Spinach and Feta
  2. Garlic Mushroom
  3. Caprese (Mozzarella, Fresh Tomato & Basil)
  4. Boursin Cheese & Bacon (this one is in my newest cookbook, Weeknight Keto)
  5. Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Popper
  6. Goat Cheese, Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato
  7. Blue Cheese, Cherry Jam & Prosciutto

All of these are incredibly simple and use no more than a few ingredients each. Experiment with them all then serve a few choices at your next gathering!

7 Ways to Easy Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast! This method is so simple!

How long to cook a boneless stuffed chicken breast?

A boneless, skinless stuffed chicken breast should bake for approximately 20 minutes at 400°F or until the chicken is cooked through (the internal temp should reach 165F). The baking time will vary based on the thickness of the chicken.

Every flavor of these baked stuffed chicken breasts is different enough that you’ll never grow tired of them. My personal favorite is probably the bacon-wrapped jalapeño popper but hey, I’m a bacon & pepper fiend. I love them all so you really can’t go wrong. A few are elegant enough that you could serve them for guests, too.

7 Ways to Easy Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast! This method is so simple!

What goes with stuffed chicken breasts?

When you prepare and serve an impressive main dish like baked stuffed chicken breasts, you can keep the sides pretty straight-forward. I serve sweet corn cake with the Jalapeño Popper flavor, baked potato wedges with the Garlic Mushroom, and garlic snap peas with the Boursin Cheese & Bacon.

Twice-baked potatoes, green beans almondine, smashed brussels sprouts, and even roasted frozen broccoli are also great choices.

You can top any or all of them with cheese; any kind will do as long as it melts well. Mozzarella is a solid choice but go with what you love.

As for the “recipes”, I’m providing guidelines below but these baked stuffed chicken breasts are so customizable that you can really make them your own. I’d love to hear your favorites or what different combinations you come up with!

Are you looking for easy, healthy ways to make stuffed chicken breasts? I'll not only show you the simplest method, but give you seven different dinners to do it with! Spinach and mozzarella, bacon wrapped, mushroom, cream cheese and jalapeño ...make dinner easy tonight and try one or all! #chicken #dinner #recipes #hasselback #cheesy

7 Ways to Easy Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredient amounts are suggestions only and assume you're cooking 4 chicken breasts. Be sure to season your ingredients with salt and pepper, as desired. You can also grill these when weather permits!


Spinach and Feta

  • 1 package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Garlic Mushroom

  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound crimini mushrooms, diced


  • Thinly sliced mozzarella, 5-6 slices per breast
  • Cherry tomatoes, sliced thin (10-12 slices for each breast)
  • Fresh basil leaves, 5-6 per breast

Boursin Cheese & Bacon

  • 1 container Boursin cheese
  • 8-12 slices bacon, for wrapping around chicken breast; see video

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Popper

  • 1 8- ounce package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mexican-blend cheese
  • 2-3 jalapeños, roasted and chopped
  • 8-12 slices bacon, for wrapping around chicken breast; see video

Goat cheese, Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato

  • 1 5- ounce log goat cheese
  • 5 ounces fresh spinach
  • 5 ounces sun-dried tomatoes

Blue cheese, Cherry Jam & Prosciutto

  • 5 ounces blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup cherry jam
  • 8 slices prosciutto, for wrapping around chicken; see video


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Make 5-6 slits crosswise in each chicken breast. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Split toppings among chicken; place in slits. Wrap with bacon or prosciutto, if needed. Place chicken breasts on a greased sheet pan or baking dish (make sure it has sides so the fat doesn't drip down into your oven). If breasts are wrapped in bacon, place on a greased rack placed over sheet pan so bacon crisps on all sides. Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (internal temp should reach 165F).
  4. NOTE: If topping with shredded cheese, add after 15 minutes of baking time. I use about 1/4 cup per breast.


Nutritional information includes the first recipe ONLY (Spinach and Feta).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 314mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 42g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix. It includes nutritional information for the first recipe ONLY (Spinach and Feta).

Kristy Bernardo
Latest posts by Kristy Bernardo (see all)

Barbara Priscus

Saturday 18th of June 2022

Can I use goat cheese, Camembert or Brie in place of other cheeses in any recipe. I am lactose intolerant so the are the only cheeses I can eat? Thanks. Barbara Priscus


Wednesday 6th of April 2022

Hi, these look yum! Trying to figure out where the video is (I've scrolled up and down several times without success, and also checked my popup blocker hasn't vanished it). Could you tell me whereabouts on the page to look? Thank you!

Kristy Bernardo

Saturday 30th of April 2022

I just verified again that it's there. It's right at the top under the subscription box, a headline, and a small paragraph.


Saturday 12th of March 2022

Do these chicken breasts get dry when you bake them? Just wondering if I need to make a sauce to go with them. They all look delicious. Can’t wait to try them. Thanks

Kristy Bernardo

Saturday 30th of April 2022

They don't, that's actually one of the reasons I like to make them like this. I typically prefer thighs but these stay juicy enough for me.

Patricia O

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

I can't wait to try this recipe. I'd like to watch the video but can't find it - can you help?

Kristy Bernardo

Monday 7th of March 2022

Hi Patricia! I double-checked and the video is there in the post. Just scroll up toward the top until you see it!

Kathryn Allen

Monday 7th of June 2021

Thank you so much for these recipes I can't wait to try one tonight!

Francis Hagen

Monday 10th of January 2022

@Kathryn Allen

Cristi I truly appreciate your side

Skip to Recipe