Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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From: EatingWell.com, November 2019

Feta cheese, roasted peppers, spinach and more flavors from the Mediterranean fill these easy stuffed chicken breasts. Browning the chicken in a skillet before baking gives it a beautiful golden color, and finishing it in the oven ensures that this healthy baked chicken recipe cooks evenly throughout.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup chopped roasted red bell peppers
  • ½ cup chopped fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 (8 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine feta, roasted red peppers, spinach, olives, basil, parsley and garlic in a medium bowl.
  2. Using a small knife, cut a horizontal slit through the thickest portion of each chicken breast to form a pocket. Stuff each breast pocket with about ⅓ cup of the feta mixture; secure the pockets using wooden picks. Sprinkle the chicken evenly with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange the stuffed breasts, top-sides down, in the pan; cook until golden, about 2 minutes. Carefully flip the chicken; transfer the pan to the oven. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest portion of the chicken registers 165°F, 20 to 25 minutes. Drizzle the chicken evenly with lemon juice. Remove the wooden picks from the chicken before serving.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ breast
  • Per serving: 179 calories; 7 g fat(3 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 11 mcg folate; 71 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,124 IU vitamin A; 14 mg vitamin C; 63 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 352 mg sodium; 214 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (23% daily value), Vitamin A (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, ½ fat

Reviews 1

December 02, 2019
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By: MeganOS
This healthy chicken recipe is company-worthy but not too hard to make.
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