Recreating the Perfect Ruth Chris Stuffed Chicken at Home

Have you ever dined at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse? Known for their sizzling platters of succulent steaks, the restaurant has gained worldwide fame. But there’s one dish in particular that stands out: their cheese-stuffed chicken breast. The seasonings are unparalleled, and the chicken itself is juicy and tender. And now, you can recreate this delectable dish in the comfort of your own kitchen!

Why You Should Make Ruth Chris Stuffed Chicken

1. Less expensive than dining out

While dining at Ruth’s Chris may come with a hefty price tag, you can enjoy the same flavors at a fraction of the cost by making it at home. With beef and chicken prices on the rise, it’s a great way to satisfy your cravings without breaking the bank.

2. Quick and easy to make

Our version of Ruth Chris stuffed chicken captures the classic flavors of the original, and it can be on your table in just 45 minutes. With simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, it’s a recipe that anyone can master.

3. Impressive yet easy

This recipe also teaches you how to butterfly chicken breasts, a technique that creates a pocket for the filling. It may sound fancy, but it’s actually quite simple. Your family and friends will be impressed by the presentation, even though it’s a breeze to make.

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Ruth Chris stuffed chicken on a white dinner plate with mashed potatoes and green vegetables.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts: At the restaurant, they serve a double breast, but we butterfly each breast for smaller portion sizes. Don’t worry; we’ll guide you through the process later in this post.
  • Cheese filling: Our filling includes cream cheese, shredded Parmesan cheese, garlic, and basic herbs. The flavors perfectly match the restaurant’s version.

Please note that other recipes for Ruth Chris chicken online may include dry ranch powder, but the official restaurant site doesn’t mention it. Instead, they highlight the garlic herb cheese filling, which is what we focus on in our recipe.

How to Butterfly Chicken Breast

  1. Place a boneless, skinless chicken breast on a cutting board.
  2. Use a sharp knife to cut into the breast horizontally, stopping when the knife reaches about 7/8ths of the way through the meat.
    • Important: Do not cut completely through to the other side to prevent the filling from falling out.
  3. Open both cut sides like a book, resembling a butterfly shape.

Butterflied chicken breast

Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast FAQ

Have some burning questions about making this dish? Here are some commonly asked questions:

Recipe Tips + Notes

  • Make the meal ahead to save time: You can prep the stuffed chicken breasts ahead of time by wrapping them tightly in plastic wrap and storing them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before cooking.
  • Use your oven’s “roast” or “convection cooking” setting: If available, these settings are highly recommended. Convection roasting at 400°F yields excellent results.
  • Avoid overstuffing the chicken breast: Be mindful of not using too much herb cheese mixture, as it may ooze out when the cheese melts. Toothpicks can help hold the pockets closed if needed.
  • Baste your Ruth Chris stuffed chicken with herb butter before baking: This step adds flavor and helps achieve a perfectly browned chicken.
  • Baste again after 20 minutes and check the internal temperature: After 20 minutes of roasting, baste the chicken with the buttery drippings in the pan. This enhances browning and flavors.
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Stuffed chicken breasts, ready for baking.

What to Serve with Ruth Chris Stuffed Chicken

Since this dish is reminiscent of a fancy restaurant meal, it pairs well with classic steakhouse sides. Consider serving it with creamy mashed potatoes or garlic mashed potatoes. A green salad, asparagus, or green beans are excellent vegetable options. For a touch of indulgence, add a side of white cheddar mac and cheese.

Ruth Chris chicken recipe, baked in a white dish.

Looking for other simple and quick chicken recipes? Try our Nashville Chicken tenders, inspired by the KFC recipe. They only take 25 minutes to make. Alternatively, whip up a mouthwatering chicken asparagus bake in just 30 minutes, or savor some Shake and Bake Chicken tenders.

Storing and Reheating

  • Fridge: Any leftovers will keep for up to 4 days if refrigerated in an airtight container.
  • Freezer: After roasting, let the chicken breasts cool down before transferring them to a freezer-safe container. Frozen, they should keep for up to 3 months.
  • Reheating: Thaw the frozen baked chicken overnight in the refrigerator. To reheat, place the chicken on a baking sheet or in a baking dish and cook in a preheated 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Cheese stuffed chicken breast on a dinner plate with asparagus and fluffy mashed potatoes with gravy.

Now that you have the tools to recreate the perfect Ruth Chris stuffed chicken at home, it’s time to gather your ingredients and get cooking. Impress your loved ones with this restaurant-quality dish, and enjoy the mouthwatering flavors in the comfort of your own kitchen. For more delicious recipes and cooking inspiration, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.