Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Here is an easy gourmet Stuffed Chicken Breast our Italian style.


We love this creamy, just a little spicy stuffed chicken breast.


It's easy and a great way to impress your guests! The filling is so versatile and there are many alternative stuffings below you can use!



The peppers give this just the right blend of spiciness to compliment the chicken and the garnish with shredded mozzarella just put this over the top gourmet!



We love to mix and match ingredients and getting creative, it's a little more effort but everyone loves these flavors together and is so impressed especially when we have guests.



If you love chicken stuffed you may even want to try an easier chicken recipe I make that's an open-faced "Broccoli topped chicken breast with cheddar" it's so good!



Scroll down to my printable recipe card for this recipe with more tips and suggestions.





this is a Italian stuffed chicken breast with cream cheese, prosciutto  stuffing and arugula topped with pepperoncini, bread crumbs, on a black plate






Stuffed Chicken Breasts



This stuffed chicken is not only impressive it's an all in one meal.



I love one-pan meals like this one they are super simple!



This is one of the most impressive meals I make.



My family thinks I was cooking all day, when stuffing these chicken breasts take no time and the oven does all the work!



The sauce it makes while cooking is delicious and usually enough to even put over a bed of angel hair!






this is a Italian stuffed chicken breast with cream cheese, prosciutto  stuffing and arugula topped with pepperoncini, bread crumbs, on a black plate




More Stuffed Suggestions for Chicken

(spread with the cream cheese first)

  • Mozzarella and tomato
  • Ham, swiss cheese and chopped asparagus
  • Broccoli, sharp cheddar cheese
  • Spinach, bacon and minced pepperoni
  • Pepperoni, tomato, and mozzarella with mushroom
  • Pesto and escarole chopped with provolone
  • Sauerkraut, bacon, swiss cheese




this is a pan of raw Italian stuffed chicken breast with cream cheese, prosciutto  stuffing and arugula topped with pepperoncini, bread crumbs, on a black plate





Ingredients You Will Need


  • Chicken breasts boneless thinly sliced
  • Garlic cloves minced or use granulated garlic
  • whipped Cream cheese (herb-flavored, regular or any spreadable cheese you like)
  • Pepperoncini peppers or more left whole or chopped
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Arugula or Spinach
  • Prosciutto thinly sliced for each piece of chicken
  • Italian flavored bread crumbs
  • olive oil
  • Pinot Grigio white wine, apple juice or chicken broth
  • Shredded mozzarella
  • Grated cheese





this is a pan of stuffed chicken breast with cream cheese, wrapped in pancetta or bacon




Tips



  1. Use Italian flavored bread crumbs with grated cheese added
  2. Add any kinds of shredded cheeses just before this is cooked on top
  3. Make sure the baking pan is lightly greased or use parchment paper
  4. Don't overcook these they cook quickly around 35 minutes if everything inside is precooked
  5. Boneless pork or steak works great also for this recipe
  6. Thinly sliced cold boneless meats are easiest for slicing
  7. Always bake seam side done




this is a pan of stuffed chicken breast with cream cheese, wrapped in pancetta or bacon




Tools You Will Need


  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Baking pan
  • Cooking oil spray or parchment paper




this is a pan of  raw stuffed chicken breast with cream cheese, wrapped in pancetta or bacon




Perfect for a Dinner Party



These can be made ahead of time and even taste great reheated.


Bake them and reheat them on a low oven heat till just warm.


This is one of the most impressive meals I make.


My family thinks I was cooking all day, when stuffing these chicken breasts take no time and the oven does all the work!





this is a Italian stuffed chicken breast with cream cheese, prosciutto  stuffing and arugula topped with pepperoncini, bread crumbs, on a black plate





Other Meats To Use


  • Boneless pork steaks
  • Thinly sliced sirloin steak
  • Use the filling to stuffed hamburgers
  • Sliced thin venison steaks
  • Stuffing flounder with a filling is delicious for fish lovers





this is a pan of stuffed chicken breast with cream cheese, wrapped in pancetta or bacon




Try Some of My Other Favorite Recipes:



Rosemary Chicken
Italian baked Chicken
Italian Cacciatore
Turkey Pot Pie
Beer Roasted Paprika Chicken
Bundt Pan Chicken Roasted






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this is a Italian stuffed chicken breast with cream cheese, prosciutto  stuffing and arugula topped with pepperoncini, bread crumbs, on a black plate






Get Creative Making Stuffing Chicken



Choose any mix and match stuffing ideas or make up your own recipe, remember, the cream cheese holds it all in.



I have tried many cheese spreads but the cream cheese works the best and gives this a nice flavor with whatever you choose to add inside.



This is a showstopper when you want to wow family and friends so don't miss trying this delicious easy chicken recipe!








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Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast

Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast

Prep time: 25 MCook time: 35 MTotal time: 60 M
This is a delicious chicken breast stuffed Italian style with cream cheese, prosciutto, and wrapped in pancetta or bacon. This recipe can be made with or without meat. The bacon or pancetta will give it lots of flavors. I made it both ways to show you with and without it stuffed with greens and just cream cheese or with the meats and arugula. Either way this is a big hit.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Chicken breasts boneless thinly sliced
  • 3 Garlic cloves minced or use granulated garlic
  • 1/2 cup whipped Cream cheese (herb-flavored, regular or any spreadable cheese you like)
  • 4 Pepperoncini peppers or more left whole or chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup Arugula or Spinach
  • Prosciutto thinly sliced for each piece of chicken or ham
  • Italian flavored bread crumbs
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Pinot Grigio white wine, apple juice or chicken broth
  • Optional Garnish: shredded mozzarella 10 minutes before completion of cooking and sprinkle with grated cheese
  • Stuffing Options: 
  • wrap outside of the chicken with Italian pancetta or bacon before baking
  • Mozzarella and tomato
  • Ham, swiss cheese and chopped asparagus
  • Broccoli, sharp cheddar cheese
  • Spinach, bacon and minced pepperoni
  • Pepperoni, tomato, and mozzarella with mushroom
  • Pesto and escarole chopped with provolone
  • Sauerkraut, bacon, swiss cheese

Instructions:

  1. Slice the chicken breasts in two thin pieces not cutting all the way through the bottom to form an open pocket like an envelope.
  2. In a bowl mix 3 finely minced cloves of garlic into cream cheese.
  3. Add parsley, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and (or use one of the above stuffing options)
  4. Open chicken, spread with cream cheese, add meat, and greens if using.
  5. Roll up and wrap with pancetta or bacon seam side down. 
  6. Place each one with pepperoncini.
  7. Place each one in a greased pan.
  8. Drizzle evenly with olive oil and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  9. Pour wine or other liquid options, in the pan not touching the chicken.
  10. I sprinkle with granulated garlic, grated cheese, and shredded mozzarella a 10 minutes before it's done just to melt the cheese.
  11. Bake on 350 degrees preheated oven until the juices run clear around 35 to 40 minutes.
Calories
420
Fat (grams)
16
Sat. Fat (grams)
9
Carbs (grams)
12
Net carbs
9
Protein (grams)
26
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this is a Italian stuffed chicken breast with cream cheese, prosciutto  stuffing and arugula topped with pepperoncini, bread crumbs, on a black plate





Disclosure: This recipe was posted in 2016, edited and re-published in 2020.

14 comments

  1. Oh my Gf, this chicken is amazing!! Pinning 💟

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  2. You can never go wrong with a stuffed chicken breast! This would be great over noodles or mashed potatoes.

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  3. Now, this recipe will be one of my favorites. Love the unique flavors in this recipe! YUM!

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  4. Im glad that you have shared the video too! Chicken looks so good!

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  5. This looks Soooooo good! Love the idea of the pepperoncini! Flavors look amazing and I know I my kids would love this one too!

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  6. I would like to try this recipe for dinner. Wow and wow, this is so delicious and it makes my mouth watering

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  7. I think I am happy now because I am having this party coming up and I know that I needed to make a chicken recipe but I was not sure which one to go with. I think I know now - thank you! :-)

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  8. Oh wow - the flavors in this Stuffed Chicken recipe are just delicious! Love the extra crunch too!

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  9. Chicken, cream cheese AND pancetta?! This is my kind of comfort food. I would definitely serve this over a nice simple pasta aioli.

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  10. We eat so many chicken meals I feel that we are growing pin feathers. We're always looking for new recipes to make so we don't get bored with our meal. This recipe is anything but boring -- it is exciting my tastebuds. We'll have to make it this soon.

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  11. Ahh my mouth is watering just at the sight of these! What a delicious meal, Claudia! <3

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  12. I,m a huge fan of stuffed chicken and this so good. Love how simple and easy this is to make too.

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  13. This is one of the best stuffed chicken recipes, I like you stuffed the chicken with pepper and cream cheese so filling and perfect meal.

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