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Cheesy Buffalo Stuffed Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Simple baked buffalo chicken stuffed with a creamy buffalo filling made with cream cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, buffalo sauce, finely chopped celery, and blue cheese crumbles.


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Ingredients

  • 4 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Extra buffalo sauce for topping
  • Ranch dressing for garnish
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Buffalo filling

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 celery stalk, very finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles or chunky blue cheese dressing

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine all buffalo filling ingredients in a small bowl. Mix into a creamy paste and set aside.
  3. Start with the smooth side (top) of the chicken breast facing up. Use the tip of a sharp knife to carefully slice a pocket into the thicker side of the chicken breast. It helps to place your palm flat on top when slicing. Be sure not to cut all the way through the chicken and leave the edges intact. Picture a pita pocket. Don’t cut too close to the bottom of the chicken or it may not be even or split apart at the bottom. You’re better off slicing closer to the top of the breast to ensure a more even slice and pocket.
  4. Stuff the chicken with the buffalo filling using a spoon. It’s okay if the chicken is generously filled. I used nearly all of the filling but had a little leftover.
  5. Arrange chicken in a cast iron skillet or high rimmed baking dish and season all over with salt and pepper, to taste. Brush each chicken breast with a tablespoon of buffalo sauce and bake for 30-35 minutes or until internal temp reads 165°F.
  6. Remove from the oven and let chicken cool for 5 minutes. Top each piece of chicken with an additional tablespoon of buffalo sauce and a quick drizzle of ranch dressing. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve. 

Notes

If you slice chicken too low and the bottom half has a hole or is flimsy, it’s OK, do not panic. Simply make another cut higher up and you’ll be fine.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
  • Calories: 361
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 635mg
  • Fat: 14.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.9g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 57.1g
  • Cholesterol: 182mg

Keywords: stuffed chicken breast, stuffed buffalo chicken

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