Spicy Stuffed Chicken Thighs

Spicy Stuffed Chicken Thighs


"An easy recipe to make that's full of flavor. Boneless chicken thighs are stuffed with spicy Italian sausage, then baked with diced tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Can be served with rice or pasta."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 582 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 582 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 41 g
  • 63%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 44.2 g
  • 88%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 200 mg
  • 67%
  • Sodium:
  • 1051 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Find the places where the thigh bones have been removed from the chicken, and stuff the spaces with sausage. Place on a 10x13-inch ungreased baking pan. Place bell pepper and onion around the chicken. Pour tomatoes and their juices over the chicken, and season with Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 45 minutes.
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this is pretty good. I did tweak it a little. first it was difficult to find the 'pocket' so I just put the sausage in and closed them with a toothpick. Brown both sides in a bit of olive oil and then put in the pan, layering with the onions and green peppers & Italian style diced tomates. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake 1 hour at 375*. Timing will really all depend on how thick the thighs are and how much you 'browned' them, especially since they are stuffed with raw sausage, you want to make sure the temperature reaches 170*. my husband liked this and so did friends who tried it using these recommendations. Served with jasmine rice and garlic bread.


I have to put myself in the same hero camp as "Bytesized." My husband thinks meat stuffed meat is the best invention since bacon-wrapped anything! We really enjoy the combination of chicken and Italian sausage. The things I changed were to use 3 hot and 3 sweet sausages (personal preference), I used a casserole dish with a lid, and I used a 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes so we had more stuff to spoon over the chicken. I think the covered dish ensured that the sausage cooked thoroughly and the onions got nice and soft. Thanks for the great recipe!


My boyfriend called me his hero because I made "meat wrapped in meat"! Changes I made were using red, yellow, orange peppers instead of green, and chicken jalapeno sausage instead of the Italian because I don't eat red meat. It turned out GREAT!