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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. 

EatingWell.com, November 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine feta, roasted red peppers, spinach, olives, basil, parsley and garlic in a medium bowl.

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  • 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.

  • 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

1/2 breast
179 calories; protein 24.4g; carbohydrates 1.9g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 1.1g; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 2.5g; cholesterol 71mg; vitamin a iu 1123.7IU; vitamin c 14.2mg; folate 10.9mcg; calcium 63.3mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 25.4mg; potassium 213.5mg; sodium 352mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

3 lean protein, 1/2 fat

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