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Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

This easy Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe tastes like it's from a 5-star restaurant! The creamy goat cheese filling adds amazing flavor and moisture to the chicken and that golden skin is irresistible!
Course Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword stuffed chicken, stuffed chicken breast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Resting Time 3 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 389kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup pepperoncini finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves finely chopped
  • salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts approximately 2 pounds


  • Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Place a cast iron skillet or heavy duty oven safe skillet over medium high heat.
  • In a small bowl, mash goat cheese with a fork until smooth. Stir in pepperoncini and thyme and season with salt and pepper.
  • Use a paring knife to cut a slit in the thick side of each chicken breast. Create a pocket carefully using your fingers or the knife making sure to not cut through the back of the breast. Stuff each pocket with about 2 tablespoons of the goat cheese mixture.
  • Divide goat cheese mixture evenly between each of the chicken breasts and press into the pockets. Pat the chicken dry on all sides and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken breasts skin side down in the heated skillet and cook for about 5 minutes. Carefully transfer the hot skillet to the preheated oven and bake until chicken is cooked through, about 18 to 20 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven and carefully, using tongs, flip the chicken breasts over in skillet and let rest for 3 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with fresh thyme if desired.



If using boneless, skinless chicken breasts, you will need to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to the skillet before cooking.


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg