Healthy Stuffed Chicken Recipes

Find healthy, delicious stuffed chicken recipes, including recipes for whole stuffed chicken and chicken breast, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Hasselback Caprese Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
Using the hasselback technique (cutting crosswise slits every half-inch along the chicken breast) cooks the chicken faster and ensures you get a burst of flavorful gooey filling with each bite. This quick one-pan high-protein and veggie-packed dinner is easy to make and the whole family will love it.
By Carolyn Casner

Feta & Roasted Red Pepper Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Rating: 5 stars 4
Feta cheese, roasted peppers, spinach and more flavor these Mediterranean-inspired stuffed chicken breasts. Browning the chicken in a skillet before baking gives it a beautiful golden color, and finishing it in the oven ensures that this healthy baked chicken recipe cooks evenly throughout. 

Chicken Salad-Stuffed Avocados

Rating: 5 stars 2
Looking for a clean, packable lunch for work? This healthy homemade chicken salad served inside an avocado instead of with bread is just the ticket. Plus, this recipe makes enough for ready-made lunches for the week! If you have leftover cooked chicken on hand, skip Step 1 and use about 2 1/2 cups shredded chicken in Step 2.
By Hilary Meyer

Ham-&-Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Rating: 5 stars 17
Making a pocket in the chicken breast to hold the stuffing is easy with a good, sharp, thin-bladed knife. Browning the chicken in a skillet before baking gives it a beautiful golden color, and finishing in the oven ensures that it cooks evenly throughout.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Cheesy Asparagus-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

These tender and cheesy asparagus-stuffed chicken breasts are perfect for spring when asparagus is at its best. Tarragon blends well with the creamy filling of herby cheese spread and melted havarti.
By Karen Rankin

Chicken Ballotine with Creamy Leek & Chestnut Stuffing

This traditional French dish is delicious, impressive meal for when you are up for an extra challenge. We're not going to lie—deboning a chicken and rolling it into a ballotine takes time and skill. Our recommendation: get your butcher to debone the bird, then you can stuff and roll it.
By Nora Singley

Jalapeño-Popper Stuffed Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
Stuff all the flavors of fried jalapeño poppers into a creamy filling for stuffed chicken breasts. This healthy baked chicken recipe is great with a side of green beans for an easy dinner.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Cream Cheese-&-Pesto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Rating: 5 stars 9
Cream cheese and pesto make a delectable filling for lean chicken breasts. Use this technique to experiment with other fillings as well, such as ham and cheese or goat cheese and chopped olives.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 3
In this healthy stuffed peppers recipe, a delicious jambalaya filling of chicken and Cajun spices gets baked inside of bell peppers. Traditional jambalaya is made with green bell peppers, but you can use green, yellow, or orange peppers (or a mix) for this dish. Look for bell peppers with even bottoms, so that they stand upright on their own.
By Abbie Gellman, M.S., RD, CDN

Air-Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

Rating: 5 stars 1
The perfect football-party food, classic jalapeño poppers get a crispy upgrade in an air fryer. Cream cheese tempers the just-right hint of heat from the pepper and Buffalo sauce. To save time, you can stuff the peppers ahead of the party and fry them just before serving.
By Adam Hickman

Lasagna-Stuffed Zucchini

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Swap vegetables for noodles in this healthy lasagna-inspired recipe. Stuffing zucchini boats with chicken sausage, tomato, ricotta and herbs gives you all the flavors of lasagna without all the carbs.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Fontina & Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken with Spring Vegetables

Rating: 5 stars 1
Layering fontina and prosciutto on top of butterflied chicken breasts then folding them closed gives you gooey cheesiness in every bite.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD
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Inspiration and Ideas

Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
These spinach-stuffed chicken breasts are flavored with Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic and lemon zest. Together, the flavors are bright, light and pack a punch. This well-seasoned dish is easy to make and looks impressive on the table.
Roasted Pepper-&-Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Rating: Unrated 1
A simple mixture of roasted red peppers, provolone cheese and oregano makes these healthy stuffed chicken breasts restaurant-worthy. With olive-studded orzo and broccoli, this healthy dinner recipe is an easy and complete meal.
Chicken & Peach Bites

Luscious ripe peaches are the key to this delightful pick-me-up. When shopping for peaches, look for ones with no green tinges and that are firm to slightly-soft when pressed.