Italian stuffed chicken

Italian stuffed chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Chicken recipes are always among the most searched-for on bbcgoodfood.com, so the cookery team came up with this quick and easy supper dish specially

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
332
protein
37g
carbs
5g
fat
18g
saturates
9g
fibre
0g
sugar
4g
salt
1.17g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp chopped olives or sundried tomatoes - whatever you've got
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 200g tub full-fat soft cheese
  • 4 plump boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • olive oil, for drizzling

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Beat the olives or sundried tomatoes, garlic and almost all the herbs into the cheese, then season. Cut a slit along the side of each chicken breast, then use your knife to open it out into a pocket.
  2. Stuff each breast with a quarter of the cheese mix, then press to close. Lift onto a greased baking tray. Season the top of the chicken, then overlap tomato slices over the top of each piece of chicken. Season, then scatter with the remaining herbs. Drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Roast for 20 mins until the chicken is golden around the edges and the tomatoes look a little shrivelled. Serve with a green salad and crusty bread to mop up the juices.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2009

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BHeat2615's picture
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Delicious quick and easy meal. Differed slightly from the recipe by using half fat cream cheese as that's all we had in and used a mixture of sundried toms, green olives and chorizo, totaling probably about 4 tbps. It tasted fantastic. Served with oven baked sweet potato wedges. Cooked chicken for about half an hour taking comments into account and that seemed about perfect.

Jodieh001's picture

20 minutes is not enough came out raw and had to throw away! The bit of the edge I did eat before noticing it was raw in the middle was very nice so I will try again

ljbratby's picture
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I love this recipe, it's so easy and tastes yummy. You can tart it up if having friends or family over. You can also do with roasted veg (new pots, pepper, asparagus, onion) with the chicken on top - one pot wonder!

Alibalii's picture

Just had this but changed the recipe slightly. I used sweet chilli philladelphia, peppadew peppers, chopped chorizo for the stuffing, topped the chicken with tomato and red onion and we had sweet potato chips as a side - delicious and very easy to make.

DannyFarrington's picture

Made this as a main meal with Dauphinoise Potatoes and Insalata, as part of an Italian dinner party - 20 minutes is definitely not enough time, I left mine in for 40 mins! But it came out very tender, delicious! Used both olives and sundried tomatoes - I think without the tomatoes it would've been quite bland.
Will be making again!! :-)

idewar's picture

Have had this before & was such a big hit we're having it tonight! This time with sundried toms last time with olives. Bit worried it may be tom overkill but will report back if not as successful. Wee bit calorific but who cares? DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

idewar's picture

This was a big hit with my lot & will become a firm favourite.

susiejersey's picture

Delicious recipe.

nikkiw1987's picture

Had family round for dinner and wanted to try something different, all plates were clean so that's a good sign, will definitely make this again

emma191's picture
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This was delicious! I agree that it takes longer than 20 mins. I did it for 20mins at 220 degrees, and then turned the oven down to 180 for ten more.

I also added a little chilli powder to the cheese mix and served with a baby spinach and feta salad, and tomato, mozzarella and garlic flatbread! Yum!

adele90x's picture
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Delicious! I made this with low fat cream cheese and extra garlic. It was really easy and very very tasty! The chicken breasts I used were quite large and therefore needed 30 mins in the oven. Definitely will be cooking it again.

francon's picture
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Loved this recipe, didn't have olives so used anchovies chopped finely was gorgeous!

michellemcguigan's picture

Really easy to make. I swapped the sun dried tomatoes for bacon! My boy friend loved it.

marticlar's picture
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Instant success! Very tasty and enjoyed by everyone!! Easy and quick weekday meal

feciko's picture

Fantastico ....

garjacalan's picture
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This was amazing, so easy and tasty. I mixed some harrisa paste with philadelphia and chopped garlic for the filling as I didn't have olives or sun dried tomatoes.

tracy68's picture
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This was so easy but absolutely amazing!

sarahmariejones's picture

Delicious!! This went down very well indeed! The only comment i'd add is to pop it under the grill for a couple of mins. I had lots of juice and someone actually thought that it was boiled as it was so moist!

nogin1's picture
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I made this as a quick dinner for me and a friend, I used sundried tomatoes instead of olives, but I put a few more in then the recipe suggested because I was worried about flavour. The chicken turned out beautifully and was lovely served with herb roasted new potatoes

bogbrush14's picture
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Everyone loved it and it was easy to make! yum

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