Italian stuffed chicken

Italian stuffed chicken

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(75 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Chicken recipes are always among the most searched-for on, 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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  • 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)

gingerchick2's picture

Can't wait for Summer to arrive & bring the sunshine- but until then this is sunshine on plate. Crack open a chilled bottle of white, raid the summer wardrobe & with the heating on you could almost imagine you are sitting in the sun with this meal. Cheer up mealtimes more!

anniex's picture

This was delicious. A very easy recipe with quite a sophisticated result.

bunzle's picture

yeah this was really, really nice. used 250g soft cheese and sundried tomatoes and gave them 30 minutes in the oven.. awesome!

dchearnden's picture

I LOVE this and its so full of flavour when I normally think chicken is so boring!! Everyone raves about it, ive never heard delicious in the same sentence as debbie's cooking!

rachheath's picture

my partner made these and where very nice he put sun dried tomato and olives in side, very moist nice with a salad.

tomdavis's picture

I love making this. It is so simple and everyone thinks im a genius chef! The chicken is so moist which is great for chicken breasts.

carolannebowman1's picture

Made this for a dinner party and everyone raved about it - I used cream cheese mixed with pesto and wrapped chicken in parma ham which helped keep the chicken moist and succulent - delicious and easy for everyday or entertaining.

prusue's picture

Plan to make this when my sister and hubby come to stay as they like something a little different. Will leave the cheese off my piece of chicken though as melted cheese makes me sick which is a pest as this looks really good.

kgibbs76's picture

I thoroughly enjoyed this, it was quick and easy to make. My partner was very impressed by my culinery skills. (shhhs dont tell him!) will definately be making this again.

dylanski's picture

Chicken always works well cooked like this as it keep nice & mosit. Used mozarella instead of cream cheese

annaelliot's picture

This was so quick and easy to make, I used low fat soft cheese and it was delicious.

hamishmum's picture

This is great & so easy but didn't find there was much juice to be mopped up with the bread. will be doing it again as clean plates all round.

krissyb's picture

i really enjoyed this, almost a healthy chicken kiev!


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