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Copycat Ruth’s Chris Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Make this quick and easy Ruth’s Chris Stuffed Chicken for dinner tonight. This budget-friendly meal boasts chicken breasts stuffed with a rich blend of cream cheese, cheddar cheese, dry Ranch seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce. Bake until golden brown, and then sit down to dine on a restaurant-style comfort food copycat recipe at home. 

What is Ruth’s Chris Stuffed Chicken?

If you’ve ever been to the restaurant Ruth’s Chris Steak House, you’ve come across their signature dish – stuffed chicken breast. It’s a delicious menu item consisting of chicken breast stuffed with garlic-herb cheese mixture and roasted in the oven until tender and juicy.

It’s always a hit at the steakhouse, and you can now enjoy this hearty comfort food without leaving your home.

This Ruth’s Chris stuffed chicken copycat recipe comes close to the original version. The juicy chicken breast is stuffed with the most deliciously creamy, cheesy goodness; your entire family will love this easy dinner. And you will appreciate how simple this copycat recipe is.   

Making your restaurant favorites at home doesn’t have to be complicated. And this chicken recipe is a classic example of that. The hands-on, active time is a quick 10 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of oven roasting, then you finish with tender chicken with delectable cheese filling.

Speaking of filling, what is Ruth’s Chris stuffed chicken breast stuffed with? It’s filled with a sumptuous blend of cream cheese, shredded cheddar, dry Ranch seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce. That mixture is combined into one mass to stuff the butterflied chicken breast. From there, it is baked to tender perfection in what is known as Ruth’s Chris Stuffed Chicken.

Ready to make this delicious copycat at home? Let’s get started.

Two chicken breasts on a white plate stuffed with spinach and cheese.

How to Make Ruth’s Chris Stuffed Chicken

Gather 6 simple ingredients plus salt and pepper, and you’re halfway to making a Ruth’s Chris Stuffed Chicken in just 30 minutes!

Ruth’s Chris stuffed chicken is a simple recipe made with almost butterflied chicken breasts that are then stuffed with a Ranch flavored cheesy mixture. This easy copycat recipe boasts those lovely comfort food flavors. So it’s great that it only takes a few minutes of hands-on time to whip up a pan.

Ingredients

  • Chicken breasts – boneless, but with skin on, chicken breasts are best for this recipe; pat them dry with a paper towel so the seasoning adheres more effectively; try to find chicken breasts that are both similar in size, so they cook evenly
  • Cream cheese – use full-fat cream cheese for best flavor; pull it out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before using it, so it softens and comes to room temperature.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese – use your favorite cheddar cheese; mild or sharp cheddar cheese both work.
  • Ranch seasoning – you’ll be needing one 1-ounce packet of dry Ranch seasoning mix or ⅓ of the DIY mix listed below.
  • Worcestershire sauce – don’t skip this ingredient! It gives amazing flavor and color to the chicken dish.
  • Paprika 
  • Salt and pepper

Note on Ranch seasoning: You can use store-bought Ranch seasoning mix already portioned out in small 1-ounce packets. Alternatively, you can make a batch of homemade Ranch seasoning following the recipe below and use ⅓ cup of the DIY Ranch mix.

DIY Ranch Seasoning Mix

Combine all ingredients in a small mason jar and mix well. Use ⅓ cup of DIY Ranch seasoning in the recipe and store the rest in an airtight jar in the pantry.

Make a batch of this DIY seasoning mix and use it in other recipes like this Lawson’s Chip Dip – another delicious copycat recipe that’s sure to please the crowds!

Ruth chris stuffed chicken copycat recipe.

Step-By-Step Directions

Follow these simple directions, and you can’t go wrong! This delicious copycat recipe comes together in three main steps: first, prepare the chicken breasts by creating a pocket and then stuff it with a homey cheesy mixture with two different kinds of cheese and lots of flavors. Pop them in the oven, and you have a tasty comfort food meal in under 30 minutes.

Step one

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Set aside. 

A bowl of mixed ingredients with a spoon in it.

Step two: Prepare the filling

Mix the cream cheese, shredded cheese, Ranch seasoning mix, and Worcestershire sauce together in a medium mixing bowl. 

Two breaded chicken breasts on a wooden cutting board.

Divide the mixture in half and roll each one with your hands to form a log, tapered on the ends.

Two chicken breasts on a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step three: Stuff chicken

Pat dry the chicken breasts with a paper towel. Secure the chicken breast with your non-dominant hand and hold it against a sturdy surface. Using a sharp knife, create a pocket by slicing the chicken breasts lengthwise. Cut as deep as you can without cutting through the chicken breast.

It helps to have the chicken breast turned upside down, putting the skin on the cutting board. This will ensure two even halves.

Two stuffed chicken breasts on a baking sheet.

Open the chicken breast and stuff one cream cheese log into each of the pockets. Close the chicken breast. 

Two pieces of chicken on a baking sheet.

Step four: Season the top

Combine the salt, pepper, and paprika in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the tops of the chicken breasts.

Step five: Bake

Arrange the stuffed chicken on the prepared baking sheet.  

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. The best way to test for doneness is by inserting an instant-read meat thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken. The chicken is done when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Two chicken breasts on a plate with mashed potatoes.

Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove it from the oven and allow it to sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes for the juices and cheese to settle. Then transfer to a plate or platter and serve.

This chicken dish is excellent with a side salad and a simple vinaigrette or vegetable like asparagus. Or serve it with stove top macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, or your favorite rice to satisfy that comfort food craving.

Either way, this Ruth Chris stuffed chicken breast recipe will be on repeat.

Ruth’s Chris Stuffed Chicken Breast Nutrition

There are 4 servings of this Ruth’s Chris stuffed chicken breast. 

Each serving contains:

  • 502 calories
  • 36 g protein
  • 32 g fat
  • 18 g total carbs
  • 1 g fiber

Please note that the nutritional value will change if you substitute ingredients. Use a nutrition app to recalculate and reflect your changes.

Two stuffed chicken breasts on a plate next to a knife.

More Easy Homemade Copycat Recipes

Two stuffed chicken breasts on a white plate next to salt and pepper shaker.

Ruth’s Chris Stuffed Chicken Breast Copycat Recipe

Jessica Haggard
Make this quick and easy Ruth's Chris Stuffed Chicken for dinner tonight. This budget-friendly meal boasts chicken breasts stuffed with a rich blend of cream cheese, cheddar cheese, dry Ranch seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce. Bake until golden brown, and then sit down to dine on a restaurant-style comfort food copycat recipe at home. 
4.65 from 212 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Copycat
Servings 4 servings
Calories 502 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large boneless chicken breasts
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 packet dry Ranch seasoning mix 1-ounce or ⅓ of the DIY mix listed below
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

DIY Ranch Seasoning Mix

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  • Mix the cream cheese, shredded cheese, seasoning mix, and Worcestershire sauce together in a medium mixing bowl. Divide the mixture in half and roll each one with your hands to form a log, tapered on the ends.
  • Open a pocket in each chicken breast by slicing lengthwise with a sharp knife, cut as deep as you can without separating the meat completely. Open and stuff one cream cheese log into each of the pockets. Use optional toothpicks to hold the breast meat in place.
    Combine the salt, pepper, and paprika in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the tops of the chicken breasts.
  • Arrange the stuffed chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil.
  • Cook for 30-35 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Notes

I turned the chicken breasts upside down, putting the skin side down on the cutting board, before cutting the pocket open. This helps cut more precisely in two equal halves.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 502kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 36gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 146mgSodium: 1626mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11g
Keyword Ruth Chris chicken recipe, Ruth Chris stuffed chicken
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Recipe Rating




Shelley

Sunday 17th of March 2024

I assume these are boneless chicken breasts?

Easy Homemade Life

Monday 1st of April 2024

Yes, you're right! Boneless chicken breasts are best, as discussed in the post. I'll update the recipe card so it's more clear to you and everyone else who comes next. Thank you for asking!

Mary

Thursday 28th of December 2023

So, this is a dumb question. If you are using 2 chicken breasts in the recipe, how does that equal 4 servings? I am a clueless cook

Jessica Haggard

Friday 29th of December 2023

Hi Mary, No worries at all. The recipe delegates one-half chicken breast per serving. This pertains to the macronutrients per serving as they are presented in the recipe card. You're welcome to adjust the serving size to best suit your preferences.

Greg

Monday 11th of December 2023

Can I crisp up the skin in a frying pan?

Easy Homemade Life

Monday 18th of December 2023

Yes, of course, just do that step before the remaining cooking instructions.

Dawn

Wednesday 20th of September 2023

Can you make it without the skin? If so, should the oven temp be lowered to cook?

Jessica Haggard

Wednesday 27th of September 2023

Hi Dawn, You can use skinless chicken breast. I did when testing and photographing the recipe. No need to adjust the oven temperature. Follow the recipe as it's published here. Thanks for asking!

Kathy

Saturday 26th of August 2023

Please could someone help me out finding where you can buy skin on chicken breasts. I really want to make this recipe. Thanks:)

Jessica Haggard

Monday 28th of August 2023

Hi Kathy - you can usually find them at the grocery stores, but may have to ask at the meat counter. Hope you enjoy!

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