This Mushroom and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken makes a delicious dinner, packed with savory flavor! The mushrooms are sauteed with garlic and herbs, the chicken is seasoned to perfection before searing and baking, and is stuffed with a blend of tasty Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. I found a serving of this chicken to be super filling, and it’s easy to halve the recipe or make more as needed for your household. Each piece of this Mushroom and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken is just 399 calories, or 6 WW Points on Weight Watchers.

Garlic Herb Mushrooms

The Chicken Searing Step

This step is a little messy, but totally worth it to get a nice golden sear on your chicken. It’s a little tricky to transfer the chicken to the pan and flip it over without mushrooms slipping out, but don’t worry about it! If a few mushrooms fall out, you can easily just stuff them back in once the chicken is moved to the baking sheet before putting them in the oven. I suppose I could have used slightly less mushrooms so that they wouldn’t slip out during this step, but honestly, I feel like this is the perfect ratio of mushrooms to chicken! The ones that fall out can get stuffed back in or thrown on top and it will still be delicious.

Mushroom and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken before cooking

Mushroom and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

This Mushroom and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken makes a delicious dinner, packed with savory flavor!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons light butterI use Land O’Lakes light butter spread with canola oil
  • 1 lb sliced white mushrooms
  • ¾ teaspoon saltdivided
  • ½ teaspoon black pepperdivided
  • ½ teaspoon dried thymedivided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley(or a teaspoon of dried parsley)
  • 2 garlic clovesminced
  • 4 (6 oz each) boneless, skinless chicken breasts24 oz total (if you buy large breasts, trim them to 6 ounces each)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 oz Parmesan cheesefinely shredded
  • 4 oz shredded 2% milk Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

    • Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
    • Place the butter in a skillet and melt over med-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Add ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, ¼ teaspoon thyme, the parsley, and the minced garlic and stir to combine. Cook for another 30-60 seconds until the garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat.
    • Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, slice the breasts from the side (creating a top and bottom) almost all the way through. In a small dish, combine the remaining ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, ¼ teaspoon thyme, and ¼ teaspoon garlic powder and stir together. Keeping the chicken breasts folded shut, sprinkle the seasoning over the tops of the breasts and flip over to sprinkle over the bottoms. Flip the breasts back over and open them up.
    • With each breast open at the slit, sprinkle the shredded Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses evenly between the breasts, placing it on one side the open chicken. Arrange the sauteed mushrooms over top of the cheese layer on each breast. Close the breasts, folding the top half back over the mushrooms and cheese and press it down.
    • In a large skillet, add the olive oil and bring over medium-high heat (if your skillet or sauté pan doesn’t fit all four breasts, just cook two breasts at a time with 1 ½ teaspoons of oil each round). *Add the stuffed chicken breasts to the pan and cook for about 1 minute until the bottoms are golden. Flip the breasts and cook for another minute on the other side. 

      *This step might get messy! If some of your mushrooms fall out into the pan when transferring, searing, or flipping, don’t worry! You can always stuff the stray mushrooms back in once you transfer the breasts to the baking sheet before putting it in the oven.

  • Transfer the breasts to the prepared baking sheet and stuff any errant mushrooms back in if needed. Place in the pre-heated oven. Bake for 20-24 minutes until chicken is fully cooked through.

WW Points per (1 stuffed chicken breast) serving: 6 (Points calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers)

Nutrition Information per (1 stuffed chicken breast) serving:399 calories, 8 g carbs, 2 g sugars, 17 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 52 g protein, 1 g fiber, 257 mg sodium

Weight Watchers Points Plus:10 per (1 stuffed chicken breast) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info)

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