Stuffed Grilled Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
As a single working mom with two kids, I look for recipes that are fast and simple. My family loves this stuffed grilled chicken recipe, and it gets me out of the kitchen fast. Plus, it's just as delicious broiled. —Candi VanMeveren, Lamberton, Minnesota
Stuffed Grilled Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest


  1. In a small skillet, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until almost tender, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; stir in bread crumbs. Carefully cut a pocket in each chicken breast half. Fill with bread crumb mixture; secure with toothpicks.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter; stir in lemon zest. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat until juices run clear, 6-8 minutes on each side, basting frequently with lemon butter.
Stuffed Grilled Chicken Tips

What can you serve with stuffed grilled chicken?

You can serve stuffed grilled chicken with any number of sides to make a hearty, balanced meal. Try it alongside rice, pasta, or a salad. For more inspiration, check out our collection of delicious side dish recipes to find the perfect pairing.

How can you avoid dry stuffed grilled chicken breasts?

To avoid dry chicken breasts, try tenting some foil over your chicken for 10 minutes after it cooks to allow the juices to set. Also make sure not to overcook it! (Here are more common mistakes to avoid when cooking chicken.)

How else can you cook stuffed grilled chicken?

You can also broil stuffed grilled chicken by placing it in a foil-lined pan about 4 inches from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side. Otherwise, try cooking chicken in an oiled skillet on the stovetop for 6-8 minutes on each side (or until a thermometer inserted in the center of the meat reads 165°F).

—Sammi DiVito, Taste of Home Assistant Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed chicken breast half: 393 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 512mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 38g protein.