Parmesan and Herb Stuffed Chicken

Easy and light chicken dinner idea. Stuffed chicken made with a mixture of herbs, fresh grated Parmesan cheese, and cooked on the stove.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, stuffed chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 261 kcal


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp of minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 tbsp of minced fresh dill weed
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese for topping
  • salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine minced herbs, grated garlic clove and some salt and pepper. Mix well. Set aside a little bit of herb mixture for rubbing the chicken.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese and mix until evenly distributed. Set aside.
  3. Butterfly the chicken breasts: lay the chicken breast flat on the cutting board, slice the breast in half widthwise right in the center, (DO NOT cut all the way though,) cut almost to the other edge.
  4. Pack the chicken breasts with the herb mixture, half the mixture in each chicken breast. Press the chicken together, tight. (Repeat with the other chicken breast.)
  5. Preheat some oil in the skillet on medium heat. Rub the remaining herb mixture over the stuffed chicken breasts. Cook on medium heat until completely done. (about 7-10 minutes of each side, depending on the size of the chicken breast.)
  6. Top off with remaining Parmesan cheese and serve.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Parmesan and Herb Stuffed Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 591mg26%
Potassium 449mg13%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 525IU11%
Vitamin C 4.4mg5%
Calcium 338mg34%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.