6 Things You Can Stuff in Chicken to Make it Ridiculously Tastier

A few easy ways to step up boring chicken dinners
6 Things You Can Stuff in Chicken to Make it Ridiculously Tastier
Sami Johnson

Winner, winner, stuffed chicken dinner.

Aromatics. Roasting a whole chicken is one of the easiest ways to an amazing dinner. Go one step further and stuff the cavity with herbs, citrus, and garlic. Alternatively, gently stuff thin slices of lemon or garlic between the skin and thighs or breasts for the same effect on a smaller scale.

Roast Chicken

Mark Jordan

Bacon. Bacon makes everything better, and chicken is no exception. The fat in bacon adds flavor to lower-fat chicken.

Chicken Roulade


Cheese. Whether it’s classic chicken cordon bleu or chicken stuffed with fontina, melty, gooey cheese is the perfect addition.

Chicken Fontina


Mayo. Mayonnaise keeps chicken from drying out while it roasts.

Chicken Thighs


Pesto. Whip up a batch of pesto and stuff it between the skin and meat of chicken thighs before grilling, roasting, or searing on a stove top.  Although this is a super easy addition, the chicken will look (and taste) like you spent hours on it.



Tapenade. Dried plums balance out super savory olive tapenade in this Mediterranean-flavored dish.


California Dried Plum Board

Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal and thinks there's no good reason for dry chicken. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.