Stuffed Chicken Breast

Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

We typically just roast a whole chicken in the slow-cooker or rotisserie style and make broth with the bones, but occasionally, I’ll splurge on organic & free range chicken breast and this is one of my go-to recipes.

This is a mixture of Chicken Cordon Bleu and baked chicken. I included instructions in the recipe for making this with loaded cauliflower (like loaded baked potato but better!), so it is a complete meal in 2 pans and 1 hour! If you don’t want the loaded cauliflower as well, just leave off the ingredients starting with cauliflower.

Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

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Stuffed Chicken Breast




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Simple baked stuffed chicken breast with loaded cauliflower is a simple and easy meal idea.


  • 4 chicken breasts (can double or triple for lunches)
  • 1 piece of ham per chicken breast
  • 1 slice of cheese per chicken breast (optional) I like pepper jack
  • 1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and basil
  • 2 bags frozen cauliflower
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 4-6 ounces of cheese (optional)
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Slice chicken breast almost in half, leaving a small amount connected around outside to make a pocket
  3. Roll a slice of ham around cheese (optional) and stuff into pocket in chicken.
  4. Place in well oiled (I suggest butter) baking dish and top with additional oil or butter and spices of choice
  5. Put chicken in oven (total bake time is 45 mins-1hr depending on number of breasts)
  6. In large oven safe pan (cast iron or ceramic) cook 6 bacon slices until slightly crispy.
  7. Remove bacon, leaving bacon fat in the pan
  8. Add the bags of frozen cauliflower and let defrost/cook on low/medium for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  9. Chop the bacon slices and add back in, covering evenly- the cauliflower should be defrosted but not completely cooked at this point.
  10. Put the pan with the cauliflower/bacon into the oven for 15-20 minutes (remainder of chicken cooking time) and top with cheese (optional) 5-10 minutes before both are done.

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Cuisine French

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