Bacon Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Recipe

This cheesy Bacon Mushroom Stuffed Chicken recipe smothered in a homemade honey mustard sauce is going to become an instant hit with kids and adults alike!

Mushroom stuffed chicken recipe with mushrooms and bacon in a skillet.

Chicken is our favorite protein to enjoy. However, sometimes it’s hard to create something that feels like restaurant quality and looks impressive. This stuffed chicken is not only oh so appealing, but it also tastes like you were at a 5+ restaurant from the comfort of your home. #Winner

Friends, meet Valentina Ablaev of Valentina’s Corner. We are delighted to have her begin guest posting on our blog! I met Valentina several years ago through blogging and we have been friends ever since. Valentina is a gem of a person and she sure knows her way around the kitchen (read more about her below). I know you all will LOVE her recipes!

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Stuffed chicken on a plate with a spoon.

Tip: Be sure to use an oven-safe skillet. If you don’t have one, transfer chicken to an oven-safe dish once the chicken is cooked at step 7, then, continue with instructions.

How to Make Stuffed Chicken: The Step-by-Step Guide

    • Prepare sauce: Combine the ingredients for the homemade honey mustard, set aside.
    • Cook bacon. Sauté mushrooms.
    • Gently cut through the center of chicken creating a pocket. Don’t cut all the way through.
  • Season both sides of chicken.
  • Stuff chicken with cheese, mushrooms and bacon. Gently secure pockets with a toothpick, optional.
  • Brown chicken in skillet and fully cook.
  • Top chicken with remaining bacon, mushrooms and cheese.
  • Drizzle honey mustard sauce over everything. Cover dish with foil and bake.
  • Enjoy!

Step-by-step collage how tomake stuffed chicken.

How to make a homemade honey mustard sauce?

There is just something about making your own sauces or dips at home. You can skip the added ingredients that preserve them. Homemade is always best. This honey mustard sauce is no different. The sauce has a sweet yet savory taste, a wonderful balance.

Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce and you’re done. So easy!

What can I serve stuffed chicken with?

You can serve the dish with your favorite side. A baked potato, Creamy Mashed Potatoes or rice will all work wonderfully. A side salad like this Spring salad is the perfect finish to the meal.

What kind of cheese can I use?

Colby Jack cheese is best in this recipe. However, Four cheese or Mexican will work as well. Tip: Cheese performs best when a block of cheese is freshly grated. There are fewer additives in a block of cheese then there is in shredded store-bought cheese.

Bacon stuffed chicken recipe topped with cheese.

Chicken Tenders for Adults

Do you have a particular food you distinctly remember enjoying as a kid? Perhaps mac and cheese or chicken tenders? For me, it’s chicken tenders. Well, friends, this here is a fancy adult version of every kid’s favorite combination of chicken tenders dipped in honey mustard sauce. Something about this recipe brings back childhood memories – except it’s a whole new level of delish, and very adultlike, yes that’s a thing now;)!

Stuffed chicken with bacon, mushrooms and loaded with cheese, lots of cheese. Topped with more bacon and mushrooms and drizzled with the easiest and tastiest homemade honey mustard sauce, then baked to perfection. The bacon combined with mushrooms and cheese smothered in the sauce is a heavenly combination. #SeriousCravings

Four stuffed chicken breasts in skillet.

I hope you LOVE this chicken recipe! Don’t forget to comment below and tag us on Social media when you make this dish:). #NatashasKitchen

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Bacon Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Recipe

5 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Recipe for bacon mushroom stuffed chicken breast. The stuffed chicken breast is amazing with the homemade honey mustard sauce.

This cheesy Bacon Mushroom Stuffed Chicken recipe smothered in a homemade honey mustard sauce is going to become an instant hit with kids and adults alike! An easy one-pan dish for busy evenings!

Author: Valentina Ablaev
Keyword: stuffed chicken
Calories: 728 kcal
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

For the Stuffed Chicken:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 8 oz bacon
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 oz cheese, grated*
  • 1 tsp oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the Honey Mustard Sauce:

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • tsp paprika

Instructions

Quick Prep:

  1. Turn oven on to 350°F at step 7.

How to Make Stuffed Chicken Recipe:

  1. Prepare honey mustard sauce. Combine the ingredients for the sauce, mix until well incorporated.
  2. Cut bacon into small pieces. Sauté in a large skillet until cooked, stirring frequently for even cooking. Remove bacon.
  3. Reserve 1 tsp of the grease drain the remaining grease. Add the mushroom reserved bacon grease and sauté until browned, lightly season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan, set aside to cool.
  4. Gently cut through the center of chicken breasts creating a pocket. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  5. Open the chicken breast, stuff with cheese, mushrooms and bacon. Gently secure pocket with a toothpick.
  6. On med/high heat, add 1 tsp oil to skillet. Once hot, carefully transfer chicken to skillet. Sautee chicken 4-5 minutes per side until fully cooked, flipping halfway (cooking time may differ, depending on the size of the chicken).
  7. Top stuffed chicken with remaining bacon, mushrooms and cheese. Drizzle sauce over everything. Cover skillet with foil and bake 15 minutes. Remove foil, cook another 2-3 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Cheese Note*: Colby Jack, four cheese or Mexican may be used in this recipe. 

Tip: Use an oven-safe skillet. If you don't have one, transfer chicken at step 7 to an oven-safe dish and continue with instructions. 

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 728 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 60%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 211mg 70%
Sodium 1906mg 79%
Potassium 1072mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Sugars 14g
Protein 76g 152%
Vitamin A 13.8%
Vitamin C 4.7%
Calcium 42.7%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Q: Have you tried making any stuffed chicken recipes? Let me know your favorite in a comment below.

Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • Ian A
    September 23, 2018

    Faaaaaantastic!!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 23, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • JESS
    August 17, 2018

    I’ve had this recipe on my ‘to-do’ list since you posted it, and I’m FINALLY making it tonight! I think it will be a lot like Alice Springs Chicken from The Outback…which I love, and can’t wait to make a healthier version at home! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2018

      Enjoy! Thank you for sharing that with us, Jess! Reply

  • Kathy
    June 14, 2018

    Made tonight- it was awesome- but Natasha- hope ok- I made a few additions. First I used pepper jack cheese. I also added fresh basil inside the chicken and fresh basil and parsley on top of the mixture while cooking. When dish was taken out of oven I added green onion. This was so scrumptious. When I make again I will probably make one and a half of the mustard sauce to make sure we have extra.

    Also because I only use chunk cheese – eye balling it 8 oz was too much- figure if u buy shredded it really is 4 oz of cheese so used between 4-6 oz of chunk cheese chopped into small pieces because plumber here and could not get to my cheese shredder.
    Even my picky eater had to admit it was delicious!! Thank you for great recipe even if I added a few touches! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 14, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Kathy! Reply

  • Emily
    June 3, 2018

    Made this. Really easy and was really really good, we had it with rice. Loved the homemade honeymustard sauce. Thanks for sharing. <3 Reply

    • Natasha
      June 3, 2018

      Hi Emily, I’m so glad you loved it!! thanks for sharing your awesome review! Reply

  • Alena
    May 31, 2018

    Tried this recipe today. Turned out delicious! Thank you for the wonderful recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 31, 2018

      You’re welcome Alena! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe as much as I do. Thanks for taking the time to share your excellent review! Reply

  • Jill
    May 31, 2018

    Made this for dinner. My kids don’t like mushrooms, so made 2 without them and added more to ours. This was insanely delicious, I mean soo soo good. My husband asked to make it next week again. Thank u, thank u.. =) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 31, 2018

      You’re welcome Jill! I’m happy to hear how much your family enjoys the recipe. Sounds like it will make it into the regular rotation. Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Christina V
    May 31, 2018

    Made this recipe and boy, was it delicious!! I used chicken thighs instead – I beat them, put the filling, and then rolled them up. Turned out amazing! I prefer using chicken thigh rather than chicken breast because it tends to dry up quickly. Will definitely be making this again! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 31, 2018

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Christina! I will have to try it with chicken thighs myself. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review with other readers! Reply

  • George
    May 31, 2018

    Looks great – you reference a step 8, did I miss it?

    If you don’t have one, transfer chicken to an oven-safe dish once the chicken is cooked at step 8 Reply

    • Natasha
      May 31, 2018

      Hi George, sorry about that! That is supposed to reference step 7. Thank you for asking. I have changed that to say step 7 🙂 Reply

  • Ellen
    May 30, 2018

    Hello! If I was to use chicken thighs instead, would cooking time be the same? Reply

    • Natasha
      May 30, 2018

      Hi Ellen, chicken thighs are difficult to stuff the same way since you can’t really split them in half. Since thighs are smaller, they should take about the same amount of time. You can double check for doneness you can slice one open at the end or check with an instant read thermometer and cook until internal temperature of chicken meat reaches 165˚F. Reply

  • Angela
    May 29, 2018

    This looks soo good. I wish there was a video for it. Going on my menu for this week. Thanks much. =] Reply

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