Simple Stuffed Chicken with Butter

It’s crispy on the outside. Deliciously tender on the inside. It oozes with butter. It’s the easy stuffed chicken recipe you never knew you needed.

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Chicken. It’s a wonderful, forgiving protein. It’s versatile. It’s delicious. And it’s a meat that everybody can get on board with. Even the little ones. Especially the little ones.

Chicken is also something that can come together in minutes. It’s perfect for those weeknight meals. 

Well, I’ve got a chicken recipe for you that is the epitome of quick, simple meals. It requires only a handful of ingredients (which you probably have at home) and only 15 minutes of prep time. It’s stuffed chicken. Let’s talk about what you need for this recipe.

Chicken. Of course. I used chicken breast here for a more uniform look and a thicker cut of meat. Feel free to use thighs, too!

Flour. To get a little coating on.

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

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

Salt and pepper. For seasoning.

And what do I stuff the chicken with?

Butter. Yup, you read that right. Lean chicken breasts are stuffed with cubed butter and folded over, breaded, and fried to 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 really 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!

What do I need to make this recipe?

  • 3 chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil (depending on your pan)

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Directions for super simple Stuffed Chicken: 

  • In a small bowl or a shallow plate whisk 2 large eggs.
  • In a different small bowl or shallow plate put 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs.
  • Using a third separate small bowl, add 1 1/2 cups of flour.
  • Take 3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts and slice them in half horizontal.

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  • Use a piece of plastic wrap and place it on top of the chicken and pound each chicken breast piece with a meat pounder.  You don’t need to go all out and use all your strength, but just pound each piece so it becomes thinner.
  • On each piece of chicken breast sprinkle a few pinches of salt and few pinches of pepper. (don’t be too soft on this part).
  • Cut 2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter into small pieces and place them in the middle of each chicken piece.

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  • Roll chicken breast so the sides stay in, and the butter doesn’t show or get out. Use toothpicks to hold it all together. Roll each piece.

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

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  • After flour, dip in whisk eggs.

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  • Then, roll it in bread crumbs.
    • Helpful tip: If you’re wanting extra crispiness, try double coating. I dipped the chicken pieces in flour, then egg, and then bread crumbs just once. You can repeat this process for crispier chicken!

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  • Heat 5 Tablespoons olive oil in a skillet on medium/low heat.
  • Fry each rolled chicken breast, the outside of the chicken will become browned and crispy. It took me about 5 minutes on each side. It’s chicken you know, it cooks fast 🙂 Take out toothpicks, it will be hot, but using a fork or tongs can help, easier to take them out will hot.

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  • Keep in a covered dish. Better to serve right away, but can be reheated later too.

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Simple Stuffed Chicken

Simple Stuffed Chicken

Take your chicken dinner to a different level by making this simple stuffed chicken.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 304 kcal

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • bowl
  • kitchen hammer
  • Skillet
  • tongs

Ingredients
  

  • 3 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 ½ cups bread crumbs
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil depending on your pan

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl or a shallow plate whisk 2 large eggs.
  • In a separate bowl or shallow plate, place 1 ½ cups of bread crumbs.
  • In a third separate bowl add 1 ½ cups of flour.
  • Take 3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts and slice them in half horizontal.
  • Use a piece of plastic wrap and place it on the chicken. Pound the chicken breast pieces with a meat pounder. It needs to be flattened out.
  • Once it has been pounded, sprinkle on some salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cut 2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter into smaller pieces and place them in the middle of each chicken piece.
    Simple Stuffed Chicken
  • Roll chicken breast up with the butter. Stick toothpicks through the layers to hold the roll together.
    Simple Stuffed Chicken
  • Take each roll and roll it carefully in the separated flour bowl. Then dip into the wisked egg bowl and cover completely.
  • Lastly, roll the chicken in the bowl of bread crumbs.
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  • Heat 5 Tablespoons of olive oil on low/medium heat in a skillet.
  • Fry each rolled chicken breast until the outside is brown and crispy. The temperature inside the chicken should measure 165°F.
  • Remove toothpicks. Transfer to a dish with a lid, then serve.
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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

Nutrition Facts
Simple Stuffed Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 211mg9%
Potassium 315mg9%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 139IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword baked chicken, bread crumbs, butter, chicken, dinner, keto, lunch, main dish, olive oil
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