Overhead shot of a breaded chicken breast next to a bed of white rice with sliced peppers on a plate.

Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Herbed Butter Sauce

  • Servings


  • 8 (about 3 pounds) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon ground oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 4 ounces Swiss cheese, cut into 8 strips
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ⅔ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup red pepper, strips
  • ½ cup green pepper, strips
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • fresh oregano and rosemary sprigs for garnish


  • Place chicken between plastic wrap; pound with meat mallet or rolling pin to ¼ inch thickness. Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper.
  • Combine butter, parsley, oregano, rosemary and basil in small bowl. Place 1½ teaspoons herb butter on centers of breast halves, reserving remaining herb butter.
  • Place one cheese strip in center of each breast half. Roll up chicken with cheese inside; tuck in ends. Roll in flour, then dip in egg. Coat with breadcrumbs. Place in ungreased 13x9-inch baking dish; bake at 375 degrees 15 minutes.
  • Stir wine into remaining herb butter in small saucepan; heat over low heat until butter melts. Pour over chicken; bake 20 minutes more.
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add red and green bell peppers; cook and stir until crisp-tender. Add rice; toss lightly. Heat thoroughly. Serve chicken over rice.
  • Pour pan drippings into small saucepan. Dissolve cornstarch in water. Add to drippings; heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Serve with chicken and rice. Garnish with oregano and rosemary.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 477
  • Total Fat 20g
  • Cholesterol 140mg
  • Sodium 434mg
  • Carbohydrates 34g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Protein 35g