Tomato & Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts

This recipe is a lighter spin on the typical cheese-stuffed chicken breast, featuring feta, tomato and Greek-inspired flavors. Look for similarly sized chicken breasts so they'll cook at the same rate. Roast some potatoes while the chicken is in the oven to serve as a side dish.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 tablespoon whole-milk plain Greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup finely chopped grape tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pitted Kalamata olives

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped preserved lemon (see Tip)

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Mash feta and yogurt together in a small bowl. Stir in tomatoes, olives, lemon, oregano and garlic.

  3. Using a sharp knife, cut chicken breasts in half horizontally without cutting all the way through, to create a pocket. Stuff each pocket with equal amounts of the feta mixture; fold the chicken back over and secure with toothpicks. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  4. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Carefully flip the chicken and transfer the pan to the oven.

  5. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chicken registers 165 degrees F, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a clean cutting board. Let rest for 5 minutes, then slice.


Tip: Preserved lemons are a common ingredient in Moroccan recipes. You can find the salty pickled citrus in well-stocked grocery stores (near the pickles and olives) or Middle Eastern markets.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

238 Calories
13g Fat
3g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 4 oz. stuffed chicken
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 27g 55%
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Vitamin A 151IU 3%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Folate 13mcg 3%
Sodium 446mg 19%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 35mg 8%
Potassium 397mg 8%

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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