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Grilled Chicken with Herbed Stuffing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

Grilled chicken breasts tend to be a bit boring so I like to stuff them with a bunch of herbs, breadcrumbs and garlic. I think they taste infinitely better this way and the stuffing helps keep the chicken moist. —Joy McMillan, The Woodlands, Texas
Grilled Chicken with Herbed Stuffing Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 5 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Directions

  1. In a small nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons butter. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until tender. Stir in bread crumbs, parsley, 1/8 teaspoon salt, marjoram and thyme.
  2. Cut a pocket in the thickest part of each chicken breast. Fill with bread crumb mixture; secure with toothpicks. Sprinkle chicken with remaining salt. In a microwave, melt remaining butter; stir in lemon zest.
  3. Place chicken on greased grill rack. Grill over medium heat 6-9 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink, brushing occasionally with butter mixture during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Discard toothpicks before serving.

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