Stuffed with flavorful caramelized onions, mushrooms and gooey swiss cheese, these stuffed chicken breasts are WAY easier than they look and the perfect way to up your chicken game!
This is us WAY stepping up our chicken dinner game, y’all. Major upgrades and I promise you won’t hate ’em.
I mean, who in their right mind would hate on super-duper STUFFED chicken breasts?
Stuffed with the good stuff like caramelized onions, mushrooms, piles of cheese, etc.
The essentials in life?
Also essential —-> a dang easy steppin’-up-our-game chicken dinner.
I know this stuffed chicken doesn’t look like it fits in that category but it DOES!
And it’s glorious thing when fancy chicken also has EASY PEASY in the same sentence.
These Caramelized Onion Mushroom Swiss Stuffed Chicken Breasts feature…
- Flavorful caramelized onions + mushrooms
- Lots of gooey swiss cheese
- A zingy paprika spice rub
- Incredibly juicy chicken breasts holding all of the above!
As promised, these stuffed chicken breasts are an actual breeze to prep. >>
Seriously, 35 min + one skillet aaaaand GO!
- Caramelize up some gorgeous onions, garlic, and mushrooms. This is basically the heart and soul to your stuffed chicken, guys.
- Cut a slit in each of your chicken breasts. Kinda like a little pocket because that’s where you’re gonna pile all of the above goodness.
- Season both sides of your chicken breasts with a quick little paprika spice rub and then stuff ALL that caramelized goodness inside, lay a slice of swiss on top and secure the whole thing with toothpicks.
- VERY EXTRAORDINARILY CAREFULLY (I really can’t emphasize this enough) sear your chicken in butter + oil on both sides, being extremely careful when you turn the chicken. We just wanna get a nice crispy exterior on both sides and then it’s into the oven for the rest of the baking.
And during this time, the cheese will bubble up inside your killer chicken and safely secure all your caramelized onions + mushrooms inside.
Try not to die at how freaking good it’s gonna smell and how even better it’s gonna look and taste.
Ooooh yes, do we like a good cheese stretch around here. ^^
You can devour this chicken as is because honestly, it’s pretty dang amazing on its own.
Or you can serve it over noodles, rice, etc. Whatever the heck ya want!
Just make sure you pat yourself on the back. Cause you just made uber-fancy chicken with no sweat whatsoever!!
More stuffed chicken recipes you should definitely have in your back pocket!
Watch this stuffed chicken made step-by-step on Google web stories!
Caramelized Onion Mushroom Swiss Stuffed Chicken Breasts
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 lb chicken breasts (3 medium ones)
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 3 slices Swiss cheese
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, caramelize sliced onions in 1 tablespoon butter until a deep golden brown, stirring occasionally (about 10 minutes) Stir in mushrooms, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste, cooking an additional 5-8 minutes until mushrooms are softened. Set aside
- Cut a slit in each chicken breast about 2/3 through. In a small bowl, combine paprika, salt, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Rub spice mixture on both sides of each breast. Fill each breast pocket with onion/mushroom mixture and top with a slice of Swiss cheese. Seal chicken breasts closed and secure with toothpicks.
- In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, melt remaining tablespoon butter with oil. Sear chicken 2-3 minutes on both sides until chicken is a deep golden-brown. Place skillet in 375F oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes or until chicken registers 165F. Remove toothpicks from chicken breasts and serve hot. Enjoy!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
You are so right, what a fun way to jazz up chicken recipes! I always get bored with the same old chicken dishes, so I’m definitely going to try this out. You had me at mushrooms and lots of cheese! Looks just perfect!
It’s seriously the BEST way to spice up regular old chicken dinner night! 🙂 Thanks girl!
This is how you make a chicken dinner stand out! The chicken looks so golden brown and the filling looks perfect — I’m dying for one of these!
Wish I could send you a few, Marcie!!
Made this exactly as the recipe stated except I wrapped the stuffed chicken in bacon and put it in the oven. Delicious and super easy thank you!
Brittany Audra @ Audra's Appetite says
Perfect recipe to make for company!! Looks like something you’d order in a restaurant 🙂
Best part is that it’s made SO freaking easy at home!! 🙂
oO look at those caramelized onions!! yum!
Thanks girl!! xoxo
Codrut Turcanu says
Me and my family we love mushrooms and chicken, thank you for this cool recipe!
Hope you get a chance to try this chicken, Codrut! 🙂
Made this tonight and it was awesome!! Thanks for a great new recipe!
So happy to hear that Casey! 🙂
This is a new favorite of ours now. My husband & I were pleasantly surprised at just how delicious this recipe is. Last night my very picky daughter & not picky SIL came for dinner…there wasn’t even a crumb left for the dogs to have. I’ve made it with mashed potatoes, noodles and rice to place it over.Mashed potatoes seem to be the best along with vegetables.
I love the sound of this chicken with mashed potatoes!! SO glad to hear that this one is a new favorite in your family, Denise! 🙂
Is there any reason you couldn’t brown the chicken before putting the stuffing in so you don’t have to be so “careful” turning them? You could probably wait to cut the slit until the breasts are browned.
Stephanie Hood says
We made this recipe tonight and it’s a new family favorite! It was AMAZING! The flavors were perfect and the chicken was tender! Perfect cooking time. The only thing I did differently is I butterflied the chicken breast and then flattened it with the flat side of my meat tenderizer! This made the breast larger and I actually didn’t need to use toothpicks and none of the stuffing came out during the searing/flip! Can’t wait to make it again!!! ??????
The first time I made this it was so good my husband requested it the next night. So yummy!
Making again tonight
Could these not be baked in the oven?
Hi Donald. I haven’t tested this recipe entirely on the stove, but here’s what I think you could do: I would recommend searing/stuffing the chicken as directed then adding about 1 to 1-1/2 cups of chicken broth to the pan. Cover the pan and let simmer over medium heat 20-25 minutes, adding additional broth as necessary until the chicken registers 165F. Good luck!
Oops! I didn’t put the cheese inside the chicken! So I just laid some slices on top. We’ll see what happens!!
Oops! Happens to the best of us. 🙂 Hope you still enjoyed this chicken!
This is the second time I made this recipe. Very delicious. I do have a question, can theses be frozen after they are cooked?
Hi Syd – I have not tried freezing this chicken myself, but I imagine you could store it in the freezer for up to 1 month and reheat in the microwave or oven!