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.

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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

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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

4.95 from 40 votes
Author: Valentina Ablaev
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!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 4 servings

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:

Instructions

Quick Prep:

  • Turn oven on to 350°F at step 7.

How to Make Stuffed Chicken Recipe:

  • Prepare honey mustard sauce. Combine the ingredients for the sauce, mix until well incorporated.
  • Cut bacon into small pieces. Sauté in a large skillet until cooked, stirring frequently for even cooking. Remove bacon.
  • 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.
  • Gently cut through the center of chicken breasts creating a pocket. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Open the chicken breast, stuff with cheese, mushrooms and bacon. Gently secure pocket with a toothpick.
  • 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).
  • 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.

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 Per Serving

728kcal Calories16g Carbs76g Protein39g Fat16g Saturated Fat211mg Cholesterol1906mg Sodium1072mg Potassium14g Sugar690IU Vitamin A3.9mg Vitamin C427mg Calcium1.7mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
728
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
39
g
60
%
Saturated Fat
 
16
g
100
%
Cholesterol
 
211
mg
70
%
Sodium
 
1906
mg
83
%
Potassium
 
1072
mg
31
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Sugar
 
14
g
16
%
Protein
 
76
g
152
%
Vitamin A
 
690
IU
14
%
Vitamin C
 
3.9
mg
5
%
Calcium
 
427
mg
43
%
Iron
 
1.7
mg
9
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Mushroom Stuffed Chicken
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 728

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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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  • Meryl Bartho
    December 20, 2023

    I made this last night – it is certainly, a keeper, thank you for sharing! I did make a few changes. I had no Dijon mustard, I used a grainy one and yoghurt instead of sour cream. Skipped the pan frying – covered with foil +-20 min at 180C in the air fryer, removed foil for the last 5min or so and it browned beautifully. Made for a delicious dinner!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 20, 2023

      You’re welcome and thank you for sharing. I’m glad that the substitutions that you used well!

      Reply

  • Kathy
    June 29, 2023

    Making this tonight. But what is the green stuff on top?
    Parsley, basil or cilantro?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 29, 2023

      Hi Kathy! You can use any herb to garnish. Parsley and basil work great with this.

      Reply

  • Jael
    April 30, 2023

    Made this for this for the first time last night…was INCREDIBLE and sooooooo Delicious!!! This will definitely be a regular dish in our home!! Thanks so much Natasha!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 1, 2023

      It’s my pleasure! So happy to know that you enjoyed our recipe a lot. Thanks for the review!

      Reply

  • Lois
    July 4, 2022

    Can this recipe be made in the oven? If so, at what temperature and how many minutes?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 5, 2022

      Hi Lois, we bake this recipe for 15 minutes after the initial pan sear, please see step #7. I hope this helps!

      Reply

  • Natalya
    September 7, 2021

    I had unexpected guests yesterday and it was a good thing I made this dish!!

    The sauce bomb, although I did add garlic to the mushrooms and sauteed onions to add to the mushroom and bacon mix (can’t miss those onions!!)

    Otherwise, it paired REALLY well with angel hair pasta. Two thumbs up!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 7, 2021

      That’s awesome! I’m so glad you made this recipe, Natalya! Thank you for sharing this with us!

      Reply

  • Pen
    July 1, 2021

    This recipe, along with quite a few others of yours, are basically a staple in my home. Everyone loves this so much. It is so tasty! Anyone who has had issues with this recipe clearly hasn’t followed the recipe to the tee.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 1, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Pen! I’m all smiles

      Reply

  • Anna I
    February 25, 2021

    The sauce was not that great.

    Reply

  • Penn
    December 16, 2020

    Hello Natasha! Just want to say that I have made so many of your recipes and they are all AMAZING. Not once have I ever had an issue with any of them, and everyone eats everything (even the stuff they supposedly don’t like lol). I am going to make this tomorrow and just wanted to ask, I am abroad and there is no sour cream here. What can I use instead??

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 16, 2020

      Hello Penn, that is so nice of you to share. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and feedback! You can try using Plain Greek Yogurt if you like it.

      Reply

  • Shirl
    September 26, 2020

    I want to make this for 12 people. Wondering if I can sauce chicken ahead of time then add sauce later and bake? It looks so good.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      September 26, 2020

      Hi, I think that would work to make it ahead and bake before serving. Since it will be chilled, you might want to cover with foil and bake for an extra 5-10 minutes to bring it to temperature then bake as directed in the recipe.

      Reply

  • Heather white
    April 7, 2020

    So delicious and easy! Demolished by my four year old and husband. Just searched the site for chicken dishes and found one I had everything for and was not disappointed.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 7, 2020

      That is the best when kids (and husbands)love what we moms make. That’s so great!

      Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 7, 2020

      Sounds like they really loved it! Thanks for giving this recipe a great review, Heather!

      Reply

      • Lucy
        April 7, 2020

        What a delicious recipe. I made extra for lunch because I had a feeling it would turn out great. It did! My husband and I especially liked the honey dijon sauce. The recipe was well written and easy to follow. Thanks so much for a fantastic recipe!

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          April 7, 2020

          You’re welcome, Lucy! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m all smiles

          Reply

  • Milissa
    February 2, 2020

    Hi. the picture looks so yummy! The picture makes it look like it has sun-dried tomatoes or stewed? What am I missing?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

      Hi Millissa, thank you for that compliment. The red you’re seeing is the bacon, there are no tomatoes in this recipe.

      Reply

  • Valentín Fonseca
    December 25, 2019

    Hello…we used this recipe four our Xmas Dinner…with the Ultra Creamy Mashed Potatoes…so fantastic, everybody in the family was simply very well impressed. Thank you very much once again…greetings from Costa Rica.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Valentin!

      Reply

  • Valentín Fonseca
    December 24, 2019

    Hello Natasha! Merry Christmas for you and your family. I decided to cook one of your receipes for our Christmas Celebration…I hope everything will go so well as always. Thank you very much for everything! I´ll let you know. Greetings from CR.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2019

      Merry Christmas!! I hope you love our recipe!

      Reply

  • Nataliia
    December 14, 2019

    So, I made this chicken with the mushrooms and it was so delicious that my husband ate it even so he does not like mushrooms.
    Thank you for all your excellent recipes they keep my husband happy and I enjoy cooking them because I know they will be a hit

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2019

      You’re welcome, Nataliia! I’m glad to hear you both enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Nataliia
    November 10, 2019

    This looks amazing! And I really want to make it but my husband does not like mushrooms. What would you recommend to put instead of mushrooms? Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2019

      Hi Nataliia, thank you for that great review. Here’s what one of our readers wrote omitting mushrooms. “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”

      Reply

  • Denise
    October 30, 2019

    I have a question and maybe I am missing something. Do you mix the 8 oz of cheese, mushrooms and bacon all together, then stuff your chicken, and then what is left over from the mix put on top. The directions sound like you put these in the chicken breast separate and then put the remaining mush/bacon mixture on top and then it shows fresh grated cheese on top. So is the grated cheese on top in addition to the two cups or part of the two cups? Sorry just trying to get the cheese amount right so I don’t have to much or not enough inside the chicken breasts.

    Reply

    • October 30, 2019

      Denise, I apologize for the confusion. If you stuff the chicken with the ingredients individually, it helps ensure an equal distribution between all the chicken. You can just mix everything if that’s easier for you and use it that way. It’s 8 oz of cheese in total, just use what’s leftover from stuffing the chicken for the top. I hope you love the recipe.

      Reply

  • Aline M
    October 10, 2019

    Hi Natasha, love all of your recipes! Do you have a Tuscan chicken recipe?

    Reply

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