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."


1 h servings 582 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • 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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 79 Ratings


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...

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 ...

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 Italia...

Such a great recipe! I did change it around a bit to suit my lifestyle. I cooked 4 chicken thighs stuffed with sausages in my slow cooker on a bed of carrots, okra and onions. I cookd it for abo...

Absolutely a keeper. I did brown them a little and sauted the onion. I wasn't sure if I should cover or not, so I sort of did both. I also used Italian style diced tomatoes and omitted the Itali...

I like the idea of filling the void where the bone was with sausage. The sausage-wrapped thighs need to be browned first - they were an unappetizing/anemic-looking white. I cooked it for 1 hr. ...

This was really good and very simple to make on a work night. I also tweaked the recipe a bit. I did not have diced tomatoes on hand so instead I used a jars of salsa, which added a little extra...

I wasn't a huge fan. I cooked it in my crockpot for 7 hours (low) like someone suggested. It did come out nice and tender, but wasn't thrilled about the flavor of sausage with the chicken. On...

I browned the chicken and onions on the stovetop, plus I put the extra bulk italien sausage right into the pan. Then I added the other ingrediants, covered it, and cooked it for 1 hour. Finall...