Feta & Roasted Red Pepper Stuffed Chicken Breast

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Feta cheese, roasted peppers, spinach and more flavors common to regions around the Mediterranean inspired this quick and easy stuffed chicken breast recipe. 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. 

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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 1/3 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 Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
7g Fat
2g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g 49%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Vitamin A 1124IU 22%
Vitamin C 14mg 16%
Folate 11mcg 3%
Sodium 352mg 15%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 25mg 6%
Potassium 214mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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