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Simple Butter Stuffed Chicken Breast

Take your chicken dinner to a different level by making this simple stuffed chicken. It comes together in just minutes!

a white plate with prepared stuffed chicken and microgreens.

Chicken is a wonderful, forgiving protein. It’s versatile and delicious. And it’s a meat that everybody can get on board with. Even the little ones! They can be so picky about what they eat.

This main dish is an excellent recipe that the whole family enjoys. Stuffed breasts with some summer salad on the side? There’s no meal better, no easy dinner meal more loved than this one.

Chicken is often a comfort food.

Chicken is an easy-to-prepare ingredient that requires no special learning to cook. Boneless chicken breast especially is so easy to learn. A new recipe with chicken? It’s a breeze.

This easy stuffed chicken breast recipe? Even easier than you’d expect! Your favorite flavors can come together with melted butter in a juicy piece of chicken.

Mix it up with different flavors if you’d like, too. For garlic butter sauce, add minced fresh garlic in. Make lemon butter with lemon juice. The sauté pan can handle it all.

My kids have requested this recipe countless times. Having these different options for flavors always makes a great way to reinvent a classic dish!

Chicken is also something that can come together in minutes. It’s a great option, simply perfect for those weeknight meals. Serve with a side dish of your favorite salad, maybe some mashed potatoes as well. You’ve got yourself a meal on the dinner table in no time. Next time, your kids will be wanting it again.

a white plate with halved stuffed chicken breast and microgreens.

Versatile and easy, chicken is one of the easiest meats to make.

This Chicken Kiev is one of those meats!

Chicken is a lean meat that can help with weight loss, especially if you’re looking for a good source of protein. Enjoy it on the keto diet, and many other lifestyles that people adapted for optimum health.

Naturally, this protein source makes a complete meal and delicious dinner. You can bake chicken, grill it (my personal favorite option), or pan sear it on a cast iron skillet for the fastest cooking.

Whether it’s your next dinner party or a family barbecue, chicken is always a good choice. And here, I’ve got a chicken recipe for you that is the epitome of quick, simple meals. It requires only a handful of simple ingredients (which you probably have at home) and only 15 minutes of prep time. It’s a simple stuffed chicken!

Key Ingredients

Stuffed chicken breast ingredients flour, eggs, chicken breast, olive oil, breadcrumbs, butter, pepper, and salt.

Chicken. Boneless skinless chicken breasts work here for a more uniform look and a thicker cut of meat. When cooking, make sure that the internal temperature of the chicken comes to 165F. That way, you’ll know it has fully cooked inside.

Flour is here to get a little coating on.

Eggs help the flour to stay on and will help any other coating to cling.

Bread crumbs are for the exterior coating. This gives the perfect amount of crispiness.

Salt and pepper are for the seasoning. Feel free to add any extra flavors you might like!

What do we stuff the chicken with?

Butter. Stuff lean chicken breasts with cubed butter and fold over, bread, and fry for golden brown perfection. Butter elevates your ordinary chicken breast recipe. It provides a layer of moisture and the perfect amount of fat to your meal.

It truly is a no-fuss meal. Especially for picky eaters. And the perfect meal to make if you’re short on time. Let me know if butter stuffed chicken is something you can totally get on board with!

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make Butter-Stuffed Chicken Breast

Step 1: Prepare the breading

In a small bowl or a shallow plate whisk eggs. In a separate bowl or shallow plate, place bread crumbs. In a third separate bowl add the flour.

three bowls with separate ingredients flour egg and bread crumbs in the bowls.

Step 2: Prepare the chicken

Take the chicken breasts and slice them in half horizontally.

Step 3: Flatten the chicken

Use a piece of plastic wrap and place it on the chicken. Pound the chicken breast pieces with a meat pounder. It must be nice and flat to roll easily.

chicken breasts on a wooden board that is also covered in plastic wrap.

Step 4: Season

Once it has been flattened, sprinkle on some salt and pepper to taste.

a wooden board covered in plastic wrap flattened chicken breasts and seasoning on top.

Step 5: Prepare the filling

Cut unsalted butter into smaller pieces and place them in the middle of each chicken piece.

a wooden cutting board with plastic wrap over it with chicken breasts seasoning and butter on top.

Step 6: Roll the chicken

Roll chicken breast up with the butter. Stick toothpicks through the layers to hold the roll together.

a white plate with raw rolled chicken breasts with toothpicks.

Step 7: Roll in flour

Take each roll and roll it carefully in the separated flour bowl.

a bowl with stuffed chicken in flour.

Step 8: Dip in the egg bowl

Then dip into the whisked egg bowl and cover completely.

a bowl with egg mix and stuffed chicken in it.

Step 9: Roll in bread crumbs

Lastly, roll the chicken in the bowl of bread crumbs.

raw stuffed chicken in a bowl of breadcrumbs.

Step 10: Heat oil

Heat olive oil on low/medium heat in a skillet.

Step 11: Fry the chicken

Fry each rolled chicken breast until the outside is brown and crispy. The temperature inside the chicken should measure 165°F.

a black skillet with oil and sauteing chicken on it.

Step 12: Serve

Remove toothpicks. Transfer to a dish with a lid, then serve.

a white plate with prepared chicken breasts on it.

Expert Tips

  • Allow the chicken to rest in a covered dish after cooking; this helps retain moisture and keeps it tender.
  • Enjoy this chicken recipe with an avocado and tomato salad. Two easy recipes make one easy meal.
  • Use room temperature eggs for the egg wash to create a smoother coating on the chicken.
  • Feel free to use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts for this chicken dish. Maintain the same preparation process, pounding it until flat. Roll with the butter and keep it secure with toothpicks.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use salted butter?

While unsalted butter is best for control over saltiness, use salted butter with adjusted seasoning.

How do I measure the internal temperature?

Use a meat thermometer, ensuring the chicken reaches 165°F at the thickest part.

What sides pair well with butter-stuffed chicken?

Mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a light salad complement the dish.

halved stuffed chicken on a fork.

Enjoy these great side dishes to this simple recipe:

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a white plate with prepared stuffed chicken and microgreens.

Simple Butter Stuffed Chicken Breast

Take your chicken dinner to a different level by making this simple stuffed chicken.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Meat Dishes
Allergy: Dairy Free, Nut Free
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings10
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • cups unbleached white flour
  • cups bread crumbs
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil, depending on your pan

Instructions

  • In a small bowl or a shallow plate whisk eggs. In a separate bowl or shallow plate, place bread crumbs. In a third separate bowl add the flour.
    2 large eggs, 1½ cups bread crumbs, 1½ cups unbleached white flour
    three bowls with separate ingredients flour egg and bread crumbs in the bowls.
  • Take the chicken breasts and slice them in half horizontally.
    3 chicken breasts,
    chicken breasts on a wooden board that is also covered in plastic wrap.
  • Use a piece of plastic wrap and place it on the chicken. Pound the chicken breast pieces with a meat pounder. It must be nice and flat to roll easily.
    3 chicken breasts,
  • Once it has been flattened, sprinkle on some salt and pepper to taste.
    salt,, black pepper,
    a wooden board covered in plastic wrap flattened chicken breasts and seasoning on top.
  • Cut unsalted butter into smaller pieces and place them in the middle of each chicken piece.
    2 Tbsp unsalted butter
    a wooden cutting board with plastic wrap over it with chicken breasts seasoning and butter on top.
  • Roll chicken breast up with the butter. Stick toothpicks through the layers to hold the roll together.
    2 Tbsp unsalted butter
    a white plate with raw rolled chicken breasts with toothpicks.
  • Take each roll and roll it carefully in the separated flour bowl.
    a bowl with stuffed chicken in flour.
  • Then dip into the whisked egg bowl and cover completely.
    a bowl with egg mix and stuffed chicken in it.
  • Lastly, roll the chicken in the bowl of bread crumbs.
    raw stuffed chicken in a bowl of breadcrumbs.
  • Heat olive oil on low/medium heat in a skillet.
    5 Tbsp olive oil,
  • Fry each rolled chicken breast until the outside is brown and crispy. The temperature inside the chicken should measure 165°F.
    a black skillet with oil and sauteing chicken on it.
  • Remove toothpicks. Transfer to a dish with a lid, then serve.
    a white plate with prepared chicken breasts on it.

Notes

It’s best if the chicken is kept in a covered dish. Better to serve it right away but it can be reheated later too.

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg
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