Garlic Butter Stuffed Chicken Breast (VIDEO)

This Stuffed Chicken Recipe is no ordinary stuffed chicken breast! The first cut into the chicken produces a juicy burst of hot lemon-herb butter and makes the chicken so juicy and flavorful. The easy version of the classic Chicken Kiev. Excellent stuffed chicken recipes! | natashaskitchen.com

This Stuffed Chicken Recipe is no ordinary stuffed chicken breast! The first cut into the chicken produces a juicy burst of hot lemon-herb butter and makes the chicken so juicy and flavorful.

This is the easy version of our classic Chicken Kiev (pounded, stuffed, rolled, fried and baked). This easy version has all the same great flavor with less effort = WINNING!

Chicken Kiev is a luxurious dish for special occasions. It is an excellent recipe for company and our family is crazy about this stuffed chicken!

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Pro Tip: Salting the chicken just as soon as it is done cooking really amps up the flavor. This is a great trick for breaded foods (we also used it on this pork schnitzel!). Garnishing with parsley and squeezing lemon juice over the top gives it a beautiful pop of fresh flavor and color.

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This Stuffed Chicken Recipe is no ordinary stuffed chicken breast! The first cut into the chicken produces a juicy burst of hot lemon-herb butter and makes the chicken so juicy and flavorful. The easy version of the classic Chicken Kiev. Excellent stuffed chicken recipes!

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We just love this flavored butter combination, obsessed actually!! It seems our readers love it too because some of our most poplar recipes use this flavored butter including:

*One-Pan Salmon and Asparagus:

One Pan Salmon and Asparagus with Garlic Herb Butter is quick and easy (25 minute meal). The garlic-herb butter gives this salmon and asparagus rich flavor. | natashaskitchen.com

*Roasted Spatchcock Chicken:

This Spatchcock chicken recipe is our favorite way to roast a whole chicken. Every part of the roasted chicken turns out juicy and so flavorful with that garlic herb butter. Easy and delicious one pan chicken dinner! | natashaskitchen.com

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Garlic Butter Stuffed Chicken Breast

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 29 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
This Stuffed Chicken Recipe is no ordinary stuffed chicken breast! The first cut into the chicken produces a juicy burst of hot lemon-herb butter and makes the chicken so juicy and flavorful. The easy version of the classic Chicken Kiev. Excellent stuffed chicken recipes! | natashaskitchen.com
This Stuffed Chicken Recipe is no ordinary stuffed chicken breast! The first cut into the chicken produces a juicy burst of hot lemon-herb butter and makes the chicken so juicy and flavorful. The easy version of the classic Chicken Kiev. Excellent stuffed chicken recipes!
Author: natashaskitchen
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Calories: 306 kcal
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Ingredients for Stuffed Chicken Breast:

  • 3 chicken breasts (large - 12 oz each breast), boneless skinless
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • Extra light olive oil or canola oil to sautee

Ingredients for Lemon Garlic Butter:

  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice plus more to drizzle finished chicken
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

How to Make Flavored Butter:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all Lemon Garlic Butter ingredients and mash them together a fork. It takes about 2 minutes of mashing for the lemon juice to incorporate into the butter.

How to Make Butter Stuffed Chicken Breast:

  1. Using a sharp knife, cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise, keeping both halves equal thickness and size. Cut a slit into each chicken breast to create a pocket about 2"wide by 3" long or as large as you can get it without cutting through the chicken breast.*
  2. Place 1 Tbsp of the butter filling into each chicken pocket then close to seal and push over the top of the chicken breast to disperse butter. Pinch the opening to seal then season both sides of stuffed chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  3. Set up 3 plates for breading: In the first plate, pour 1/2 cup flour. In the second large bowl, beat together 2 eggs. In the third large bowl, pour 2 cups panko crumbs. Dredge stuffed chicken in flour, shaking off excess then dip in beaten egg, allowing excess egg to drip back into the bowl. Finally, dip chicken into bread crumbs, turning to coat well. Transfer breaded chicken to a large platter or baking sheet.
  4. Heat a large, deep, heavy bottomed pan or dutch oven over medium heat and add 1/4" light olive oil. Once oil is hot (350˚F or sizzling when a bread crumb is added), place breaded chicken into the oil in 2 batches so chicken is not crowded and sautee 4 minutes per side, carefully turning with a spatula.** Transfer cooked chicken to a paper towel lined plate.
  5. To serve: sprinkle lightly with salt if desired, garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges to squeeze fresh lemon juice over chicken.

Recipe Notes

*Cook's Tip: If you accidentally cut through the chicken, watch the video above for a great tip on how to fix that!

**If chicken browns too quickly, reduce heat.

Nutrition Values Note: It is difficult to calculate true nutritional values on foods fried in oil so fat content may vary from what is shown in nutrition label.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Butter Stuffed Chicken Breast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 622mg 26%
Potassium 279mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Q: Have you experimented with stuffed chicken? If you have any other creative stuffed chicken recipe ideas, let me know in a comment below. I would love to hear from you!

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  • Jamie
    June 11, 2018

    I haven’t made this yet but i am for dinner Tonite! Looking for a different take on stuffed chicken breast and this sounds delicious. I usually make my stuffed chicken breasts with a box of chicken stuffing and a few spriggs of asparagus into seasoned flattenened rolled chicken that I fry on the outside before baking(so good). But I’ve grown tired of it and my 2 year old will not eat it. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2018

      I’m crossing my fingers for you, Jamie! Two year olds can be picky! Thank you for following our blog! Reply

  • Victoria
    May 9, 2018

    Delicious. My 6 year olds don’t usually like chicken, they eat the side and salad and leave the meat. Today they both asked for seconds and thirds. It’s a keeper. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 10, 2018

      Yay, I’m happy to hear this is a recipe the whole family can enjoy! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Victoria! Reply

  • Ronald Miller
    April 4, 2018

    Love this recipe, so easy and delicious! And I really love the butter and chicken breast. Thanks for your instruction! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 4, 2018

      My pleasure Ronald! I’m glad you find the recipe helpful and delicious. Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

      • Ronald Miller
        April 5, 2018

        Cool! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          April 5, 2018

          πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Hazel
    March 18, 2018

    Once again, I am impressed with how simple and delicious your recipes are. I cooked this for dinner and my boyfriend kept telling me how juicy and delicious the chicken was. Thank you for this recipe Natasha! (: Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 19, 2018

      You’re welcome Hazel! I’m glad to hear how much you both enjoy the recipe. Thanks for following and sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Jailyn
    March 14, 2018

    Natasha, your ingredients list says 4 chicken breasts instead of 3 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 15, 2018

      You’re right! So sorry about that and thank you for letting me know. I have corrected that. πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Michelle Brandenburg
    March 14, 2018

    thanks for sharing looks Delicious I’m going to make this but i forgot to get panko can i use cracker crumbs or do you have a substitute you would recommend…. Thanks Michelle Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 14, 2018

      Hi Michelle, I haven’t experimented with cracker crumbs but I think that would still work. Reply

      • Michelle Brandenburg
        March 15, 2018

        Thanks Natasha I will let you know how that turns out! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 15, 2018

          You’re welcome, please do Michelle! Reply

          • Michelle Brandenburg
            March 17, 2018

            I just made the
            Garlic Butter Stuffed Chicken Breast and i made my own bread crumbs instead of the cracker crumbs and it turned out amazing!Love love this recipe definitely a keeper Thanks for sharing!Michelle

          • Natasha's Kitchen
            March 17, 2018

            You’re welcome Michelle! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review!

  • Stephanie
    March 13, 2018

    Butter stuffed chicken breast tastes awesome. I love this dish and I place my order for it whenever I go out to the restaurants. I didn’t know it is pretty simple to cook this dish at home. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 13, 2018

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Stephanie! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

      • Stephanie
        March 13, 2018

        Thank you, Natasha! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 14, 2018

          πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Natalya
    March 12, 2018

    Love this recipe. we love the videos you do! everything is so easy to follow, plus you dont waste people time for extra talking. My 5 year old twin girls watch your videos instead of cartoons. Thank you:) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 12, 2018

      I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for following and tell your girls I said hello! 😊 Reply

  • 2pots2cook
    March 12, 2018

    Perfect Sunday lunch ! With mashed potatoes πŸ™‚ Thank you very much ! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 12, 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you love the recipe. Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Anna
    March 11, 2018

    I love this flavored butter. Once I tried it on the baked salmon , our lives will never be the same 😁there is no going back! I bet it makes the chicken extra yummy πŸ˜‹ . Thanks for sharing Natasha. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 11, 2018

      Ha ha!! Oh I’m so glad you love it!! I love using it whenever I can. πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Irina
    March 10, 2018

    Natasha,

    It looks tasty and easy to make. But what side dish/salad would you recommend with this dish? Also, can I bake in instead of frying it? Thank you. Reply

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