Baked Stuffed Chicken Breasts

My law firm had its annual holiday party on Friday evening, so I didn’t participate in the assigned ffwD chard-stuffed pork roast. However, the idea of a “stuffed” dish resonated in my mind, especially when I went to the grocery store Saturday afternoon and saw two women literally fight over the last two stuffed chicken breasts in the meat department’s prepared food display. I looked at these two ridiculous women, rolled my eyes, and felt embarrassed for them considering that the stuffed chicken breasts they were fighting over seemed pretty easy to prepare.

The chicken breasts in the grocery store were split in half and only “stuffed” with asparagus stalks and shredded cheddar cheese. I thought, “I could make better ones.” So, I made two variations with my two chicken breasts. One had roasted red peppers, asparagus stalks and mozzarella cheese. The other had blue cheese. Both breasts were wrapped in string and baked for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Both breasts turned out very tender and juicy, but I was surprised to find that I really enjoyed the chicken breast with the blue cheese, roasted pepper and asparagus more than the one with mozzarella. However, I highly recommend trying both combinations shown in this post and playing around with different stuffings. I know I will!


57 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Just A Smidgen
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 08:12:07

    Lovely melted cheesy bits… I think my fav would be the blue cheese as well. Too funny that they were fighting over the last two stuffed breasts.. I think you could start a catering firm:)

  2. JamieAnne
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 08:49:50

    These look great!!

    I’ve seen people fight over strange things at the grocery store.

  3. Ameena
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 08:59:04

    I don’t even eat chicken and seriously, my stomach is growling just looking at this. Fantastic idea and as Rachel Ray always says…this is a method! You can make a bunch of different variations, all of which are sure to be excellent.

    Happy Monday!

  4. rebecca
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 10:15:57

    looks wonderful and crazy for fighting i would take yours anyday

  5. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 10:20:40

    I can just see you doing that. These look awesome.

  6. Eileen
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 11:43:11

    Bluuuue cheeeeeese. MMMMMMM. That’s a great idea. I never thoguht of stuffing chicken with blue cheese and veg. I’m so stealing this idea.

  7. spicegirlfla
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 12:19:29

    I love the melting cheese in both of these!! I’m a gorgonzola lover with mozzerello right up there as a favorite, so I guess I’d try both! I like how you got inspiration from these prepared dishes; I do that all the time…thinking I could so do that myself…and better!!

  8. Ronda
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 12:26:04

    It also looks very festive and I think it would make a great holiday meal.

  9. kitchenbelleicious
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 12:38:58

    this goes straight to the top of my to do list! i love its flavorful, rich, hearty and yet baked!

  10. InCucinaDaME
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 12:52:59

    L O V E it already.

  11. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 13:09:56

    They both delectable! I am so hungry and I would love both of them I am sure! Although the blue cheese variety does sound a bit different and soooooo extra fabulous!

  12. Caroline
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 13:34:26

    I’m sure yours look and taste10x better than those at the grocery store. Just look at all of that melted cheese…mmm!

  13. Juliana
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 14:32:57

    Beautiful chicken dish, like the idea of stuffing it with veggies and cheese. So so tasty.
    Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for this delicious dish 🙂

  14. Three-Cookies
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 16:17:03

    The stuffing is almost bigger than the chicken – thats awesome. If only those ladies spent the same energy into thinking how they could do it themselves…

  15. Liz
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 18:46:16

    Oh, these look incredible! That oozing cheese is enough to send me through the computer screen into your kitchen…LOL…seriously, they are beautiful!

  16. Simply Life
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 19:23:49

    I love how colorful these are! what a great combination of flavors!

  17. hotlyspiced
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 19:27:53

    Your chicken breasts look fabulous. How funny – two women fighting over 2 chicken breasts. It sounds like a scene out of Christmas at the Kranks when there’s that fight over the honey ham.

  18. mary
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 21:55:15

    Oh yes – this makes me hungry
    Mary x

  19. sanya
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 21:58:23

    Wow, they look great! I love asparagus and red peppers so that’s right up my alley!

  20. Ryan
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 22:19:57

    I hope they saw you roll your eyes! Silly women!! Now these stuffed chicken breasts, on the other hand, may be worth fighting over. 😉 They look incredible– ooey gooey deliciousness! I want one now!

  21. Kay aka Babygirl
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 23:11:28

    Wow, your Baked Stuffed Chicken Breasts looks absolutely amazing. I wish I had this for dinner. Great post

  22. Holly
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 23:27:51

    Im still drooling over your fantastic cake pops! But these stuffed chicken breasts look DIVINE! Im excited to put these on my ‘make soon’ list!

  23. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 00:48:34

    Those look beautiful and tasty! I think these would be fun to make!

  24. Anita Menon
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 03:29:20

    That looks its ooey-gooey best. Good work there.

  25. Von
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 03:57:33

    haha…the women fighting must have been pretty entertaining to watch! These look delicious (definitely worth fighting over!) and they sound a lot better than the grocery store ones!

  26. muppy
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 04:30:00

    looks like a delicious mouthful 🙂

  27. TrafficDiva
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 05:03:16

    Why do people have to be so crazy?! Had they just waited for yours (which look superfab and, dare I say, healthy) they would have had the best! You simply must make these for me one day. This looks like one of those dishes that I could eat every day and lose at least a pound or 2! Now, that’s something worth fightn’ over! LOL!!

  28. Kathy
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 06:27:13

    These look so lovely and delicious! Yum…blue cheese! Good thing those women didn’t have any pepper spray!

  29. Loveforfood
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 08:09:43

    the food is so appealing.

  30. erica @
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 08:14:23

    Oh my word! I am starving now and off to the grocery store today because this will be my dinner! Yum!!! xo

  31. April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 11:48:31

    These look SO good! I prefer the version with mozzarella, but I would definitely make both as I have friends who just love blue cheese. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe!

  32. C
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 11:59:40

    Your photo sells this chicken. It is beautiful.

  33. I Wilkerson
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 13:00:53

    This is perfect for picky teens. I think I’ll let my kids decide on their own individual filling. What a great idea!

  34. vianney
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 14:22:30

    Oh goodness this looks heavenly!! i’m coming over save me a plate!!

  35. Parsley Sage
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 14:24:29

    Ha! I used to be one of those women! You have to remember, not everybody can cook 🙂 We all hang out with our cooking blog friends and sometimes I think its easy to forget that just 5 years ago, my big cooking event was cereal!

    Your stuff chicken looks amazing! I love the blue cheese one!

  36. Yuri - Chef Pandita
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 16:08:41

    Those look great! So juicy, cheesy and colorful 🙂

  37. Karen
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 16:45:05

    Homemade is always better than store prepared and costs less. Both sound great but I think I would go for the blue cheese first.

  38. chunklet's mom
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 17:27:09

    looks delicious minus the roasted red peppers, blech ;). I bet they tasted 100 times better than the ones that the grocery store.

  39. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 18:07:34

    mmm… both variations sound delightful. I love blue cheese so I think I would tend towards that one.

  40. Elaine
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 18:25:02

    These look so colorful and festive. The bleu cheese combo sounds very good.

  41. Cara
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 18:54:25

    Holy smokes, this looks awesome. I have all of these ingredients in the fridge right now, I know what’s for dinner tomorrow night! I love that its Christmas colored too.

  42. sara
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 19:45:09

    Oooooh, these look so good! I agree, a lot of times it is yummier and better to make something yourself, and you can save some money! These fillings look fantastic! 🙂

  43. Andi Winslow
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 20:29:09

    Let em fight, you do better work…..and you’re taste and look better nice post andi

  44. Thu
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 20:32:33

    Oh man, this looks awesome. I haven’t had a decent meal other than slim fast for the past 5 days due to my study schedule 😦 So sad!

  45. cooking-varieties (wan)
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 21:51:34

    hi yummy chunklet, my oh my, this recipe looks so delicious and tempting my taste buds. i better try out this recipe, going to the supermarket now to buy those ingredients,,. have a nnice day to you

  46. Miriam Barton
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 23:51:39

    Those look awesome!!!
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  47. kitchen flavours
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 23:57:39

    These look delicious! I think I would love both versions!

  48. Ann
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 00:17:09

    As I was reading – I thought, “OH, the one with the blue cheese”. I love when it melts how mild it gets and I bet it added a delightful saltiness! It looks like you did make these better than the store!

  49. Betty Manousos
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 01:44:54

    mmmm…these really look yummy! i’m drooling over them!

  50. Baker Street
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 04:47:22

    Oh my word! these look delicious! Love the cheese oozing out ..

  51. Lisa @smartfoodandfit
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 12:03:56

    These look so gourmet. I’ve always wanted to make these. I like the melted cheese on top! Mmm!

  52. Kristin & Megan (@BonBonRoseGirls)
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 18:31:00

    Mmmmmmm, look at that cheesy goodness!

  53. Asmita
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 19:07:42

    Wow, I love this dish! I am going to make this for my husband.

  54. Cakelaw
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 02:04:07

    These look pretty good to me – aspragus is one of my favourite veges. Hope you had a good time at the party.

  55. Sutapa
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 05:07:40

    Yuuuuuumy…..cheeeeeeesy chicken breast ………they are simply irresistible!

  56. Ashley@bakerbynature
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 08:58:11

    I’ve never found a piece of chicken more attractive – growl!

  57. Trevor Sis Boom
    Dec 18, 2011 @ 11:26:52

    These are wonderful! When I was first teaching myself to cook I thought that anything ‘stuffed’ was fancy and worth making. Something very close to this was one of the first things I learned and I made it until everyone was sick of it. I then forced myself to learn something else. Since its been about 30 years I think I need to make this again an freak everyone in my life out a bit. Yum!!

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