A great filling redeems boneless chicken breasts, lending flavor and texture, and transforming them into an elegant main dish that’s also easy enough for weeknights. You can either pound the chicken to an even thickness and roll it around the filling (securing with toothpicks), or cut horizontal slits in the side of the breasts and spoon in the filling. To cook, brown on the stovetop and finish in the oven, or roll in breadcrumbs and bake. Need ideas for fillings? Try these 10 Chowhound go-tos:

1. Sautéed mushrooms, onions, and garlic with Parmesan and breadcrumbs. –foodieX2

2. Cooked wild rice, sausage, onions, and celery. –foodieX2

3. Minced sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese. –LindaWhit

4. Sautéed mushrooms, prosciutto, Gruyère cheese, and fresh basil. –LindaWhit

5. Thinly sliced apple, Brie, and fresh basil. –Pwmfan

6. Pesto, sour cream, and shredded mozzarella. –juliejulez

7. Scallions, cream cheese, and minced jalapeño. –eLizard

8. Pepper Jack cheese and roasted Anaheim chile. –letsindulge

9. Pepperoni and mozzarella. –valerie

10. Fresh goat cheese and arugula. –Bacardi1

Discuss: Stuffed chicken breasts without spinach- alternatives to Cordon Bleu?

Photo of CHOW’s Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Feta by Chris Rochelle / CHOW.com

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