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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lozacrazycat's picture
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Very tasty and quick to prepare, I did this with sun dried tomatoes which I had leftover in the fridge. Will definitely cook this again.

toniluvstoni's picture
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Amazing!!!! Used 2 extra additions - spinach and sun-dried tomatoes in with the soft cheese in the middle. Best dinner in ages!

toniluvstoni's picture
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Amazing!!!! Used 2 extra additions - spinach and sun-dried tomatoes in with the soft cheese in the middle. Best dinner in ages!

muffinissimo's picture
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Lovely recipe, very easy and tasty! One of our new favourites!

jocelynbenton's picture

I made this Saturday night and it was fantastic! Used two cloves of garlic though and finely chopped spring onion (as didn't have any chives). Superb. Was a little sceptical as it's chicken breast and worried it would be too dry, but it was far from it. Will definitely make again.

andriaph's picture
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Excellent! I cooked this twice with olives when having people over and everybody loved it and gave compliments on how tender the chicken was. They were surprised it wasnt dry since it was cooked in the oven. Would cook it many times more!

madiemango's picture
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Very tasty and even nicer cold the next day. I think it would make a lovely sandwich filling sliced up.

anna2424's picture
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It was great a very rich meal fills a hole in your stomach!!!

joanna1972's picture
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Didn't have to change a thing, this is a perfect recipe (although I was more heavy handed with the herbs than suggested which was a mistake). Served with rosemary roasted new potatoes and a herby salad, 5 clean plates!!! As it was so easy will try this one again, like the idea of adding pesto to the cream cheese, I can see how that'd work brilliantly!

apolloxxl's picture
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was pretty nice, but i felt like something was missing.
needs a sauce to spice it up.

voguegirlparis's picture
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I made this recipe for friends tonight as suggested but with proscuitto wrapped around, as I'd seen in many other stuffed chicken recipes. I wish I'd stuck to the recipe as the chicken and filling were delicious and the only thing that didn't work was the ham. I will make this again soon without changing anything because it was so good and simple!

babalee's picture
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Very quick and easy to make. I used half fat soft cheese and sundried tomatoes, it tasted fantastic. Will definitely make again.

ladycza's picture
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made this today and it was lovely!!

anniemanequin's picture
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This was great! Used sundried tomatoes because I'm not a massive fan of olives but I think they would have been good to. A lot less effort required than some other stuffed chicken recipes, yet equally full of flavour. I served with home made potato wedges and some roasted red peppers, yellow peppers and red onions. Also I used low fat soft cheese and it was fine.

wendygal's picture
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Tried this out and turned to be really good!

ringaree's picture

Looks like it should be hard to make and take a long time but it is really, really easy and quick. So tasty as well. Have e-mailed my family to try it and let me know what they thought of it.

It will be a great recipe to make when friends are coming over and time is short. I find myself thinking about it all evening....mmmm

mossky's picture

I ADORE this recipe! I strongly recommend everyone tries it!

harmonybunny16's picture
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I wanted to make this but bought the wrong cheese, i came home with pineapple cream cheese instead! Anyway stuffed this into the chicken and lay basil leaves on top. Cooked it in a paper parcel it was super, a happy accident, will be paying less attention while shopping in the future.

tutty1's picture
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An absolute treat.

emmajboon's picture

This went down well with my husband. I used low fat cream cheese and fresh herbs as I had lots to use up; parsley, chives, basil and dill. As I like cheese, I butterflied the chicken instead of cutting a pocket into the breast to fit more cheese on! I cooked it for nearly nearly 30 minutes and served it with a watercress salad and tomato couscous.

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