This is my go-to, easy way to do stuffed chicken. Yes, those little roll-ups are precious, but they also take more time. More time I’d rather spend doing races in the backyard or splashing in the bath with my kids. Sure, I love to let my aggressions out by pounding on some chicken for 10 minutes every now and then, but most of the time, I’d rather keep it quick and easy.
Enter the butterfly chicken. You’re basically halving the chicken breast, just not cutting all the way through, so it stays connected. And you get a little pocket, perfect for stuffing with anything you like.
It’s super simple. You place one hand on the top of the chicken breast and use the other hand to guide a sharp knife horizontally through the middle of the chicken breast. No need to be perfect – you can use a series of short cuts to keep things pretty even, until you get near the other edge of the chicken. Then you just lift the top and lay it down flat on your board – sort-of like opening a book.
Then just spread your ingredients on one half of the chicken, fold it back onto itself and you’re ready to bake. I don’t even bother with toothpicks. We’re keeping it super simple here, folks.
You are officially ready to rock some easy stuffed chicken.
Pizza-stuffed chicken is one of our family’s favorites for this – I bet you’re gonna love it!
** What’s your favorite kind of stuffed chicken?