Italian stuffed chicken

Italian stuffed chicken

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(75 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
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Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal332
  • fat18g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein37g
  • salt1.17g
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  • 2 tbsp chopped olives or sundried tomatoes - whatever you've got
    Bowl of olives



    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 200g tub full-fat soft cheese
  • 4 plump boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 ripe tomato, sliced



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • olive oil, for drizzling
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  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.

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Comments (94)

sheryselim's picture

it seems delicious i will try it today

olgalina4's picture

Super easy and very tasty and moist!

annxuereb's picture

Was guests liked it too :) I covered it with foil for the first ten/fifteen minutes so the chicken remained very moist :)

heidigough's picture

Didn't have any olives in (I'd eaten them all) but still tasty. Used fresh golden oregano, parsley, thyme, rosemary, garlic chives and greek oregano because didn't have any dried herbs. Got a thumbs up from my husband. Not anything really special but tasty and will be added to my mid week recipes of choice!

ciderlover's picture

Great recipe. Put olives, sundried tomatoes and artichokes in cream cheese. Also, wrapped chicken in prosciutto and had some of the cheese mix left over which we mixed with creme fraiche to make a sauce. Next time, and there will certainly be a next time, will also put some toasted pine nuts in.

flinz84's picture

delicious :) made it with black and green olives and was delicious, clear plates all round! Will definitely be making it again, and did use the garlic and herb Philadelphia :)

lozacrazycat's picture

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

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

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

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

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

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

anna2424's picture

It was great a very rich meal fills a hole in your stomach!!!

joanna1972's picture

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

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

voguegirlparis's picture

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

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

made this today and it was lovely!!

anniemanequin's picture

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.


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