Balsamic Stuffed Chicken

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Cheese, Prosciutto, Balsamic, Meyer Lemon all packed into a chicken breast – it’s as yummy as it sounds! The marinade is the star of this stuffed chicken, just be sure to butterfly the chicken before you put it in the zipper bag. This makes sure to penetrate the meat thoroughly, giving the most flavor punch. To butterfly the chicken, lay the chicken flat on a cutting board. Put a butcher knife parallel to the cutting board and slice the chicken breast through the center almost entirely through.

Balsamic Stuffed Chicken

If you can’t find Meyer lemons, you can use a regular lemon. The Meyer lemon is a hybrid that came from China a little over a hundred years ago. It had a rough start and was actually outlawed at some point. In the mid 70’s, scientists were able to fix the issues and were able to put it back on the market. They are slightly more pricey than a traditional lemon because they have a shorter production period, on a few month instead of year round. The easiest way to describe the flavor is a mild orange flavor over the tangy lemon.

Balsamic Stuffed Chicken

I served this up with probably the easiest, cheesiest pasta. I cooked up some pasta, then added half a stick of butter, 1 cup of mozzarella, 1 cup heavy cream and 1 tsp Italian seasoning. Stir until melty and enjoy!

Balsamic Stuffed Chicken

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Balsamic Stuffed Chicken

A delicious balsamic marinated chicken stuffed with mozzarella cheese and prosciutto .
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword baked chicken, balsamic, Chicken, meyer lemon, mozzarella, Prosciutto
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Marinating time 1 hour
Servings 6


  • 6 Chicken Breast butterflied
  • 6 slices Mozzarella Cheese
  • 6 slices Prosciutto
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese shredded

For the Marinade

  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • ½ cup Avocado Oil
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dried Minced Onion
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 Meyer Lemon zest & juice


  • Add marinade ingredients to a zipper plastic bag. Add butterflied chicken breast to bag and place in refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 hour (up to 24 hours).
  • Preheat oven ton 400degF. Remove chicken from bag. Lay flat and open. Place slice of cheese, slice of Prosciutto and 1/3 cup of shredded cheese. Fold chicken over and secure with toothpicks.
  • Place a cooking rack on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Lay stuffed chicken breasts on the rack. Bake in oven for 45 minutes. Let cool at least 5 minutes before slicing.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

7 thoughts on “Balsamic Stuffed Chicken

  1. Irene – Southern Ontario, Canada – Mexican born with Japanese background living in Canada who loves science, cooking and gardening
    Irene says:

    Looks delicious!

  2. Estelle, your balsamic stuffed chicken recipe looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About! I’ll be featuring your post at tomorrow’s party! Pinned!

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