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Italian stuffed chicken

Italian stuffed chicken

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(69 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

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

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal332
  • fat18g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein37g
  • salt1.17g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp chopped olives or sundried tomatoes - whatever you've got

    Olive

    ol-liv

    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

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

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

  • olive oil, for drizzling

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

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.

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Comments (93)

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
3

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
5

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.

lee-anneyoung's picture
5

Totally loved this...so healthy with lots of flavour ..

amalrabeh's picture
5

Just made this tonight and absolutely loved it. It seem other comments so made sure to put a bit extra cheese to make it moist and also left it for 30mins!!!!! perfect!!!!!

innyminy's picture
5

Loved this! Took slightly longer to cook than stated because I cooked for a friend, and we spent longer chatting and drinking wine than concentrating on cooking, but it was worth the wait!! WE both thought delish, and I don't usually like stuff with cheese in!

deakers's picture
5

Loved this dish so quick and simple and everybody loves it! thanks Goodfood :)

aardigman's picture
5

This was absolutely lovely. I have made it twice and it was better the second time. I certainly will be making it again and it will become a regular dish in my home. Highly recommended

suupertellp's picture

This is a firm favourite in our house, Very quick and easy mid week meal.

mjrixon's picture
3

Simple to make, so great for ease, but nothing special taste wise.

malinrohman's picture

Made this today and it was lovely, used flavoured cream cheese as I did not have any olives or sundried tomatoes but was still lovely and full of flavour!

hathaws's picture
4

Went down very well with sister, husband and three year old. Would put in a little more garlic for my taste, but is easy and tasty and will definitely do again.

cubleywood's picture

I made this with chopped sundried tomatoes and loads of crushed garlic in with the cream cheese and it was fantastic! Have made it this way loafds of times and everyone raves about it.

emmamoss's picture
5

Fantastic, cooked this in individual shallow bowls which kept the moisture in so plenty of juice to mop up. I left the chicken skin on and crisped it up and cooked the tomatoes on the side sprinkled with balsamic vinegar - will cook again.

sandien's picture
5

Made this at the weekend for my husband it was delcious. Making again next week when friends come to dinner.

jen23uk's picture
4

Was tonight's dinner and it went down very well with my boyfriend!
Did have to leave it in for an extra 10 mins from what the recipe says, so 30 mins instead of 20, but otherwise went without a hitch!

alexlindner's picture
5

Made it last night and it went down a treat!

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