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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)

feciko's picture

Fantastico ....

garjacalan's picture
5

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
5

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
4

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
5

Everyone loved it and it was easy to make! yum

lyoung29's picture
4

Love olives but it was olive overkill with this. Great recipe though and will try with sun-dried tomatoes next time.

dez31golf's picture
5

Very simple to make and delicious. I used olives and Sun dried tomato paste. Everyone loved it, will definitely make again.

08khardie's picture

I love this recipe and got lots of complements for it xxx

missmain90's picture
5

Made this tonight for tea and it was lovely, very tasty. Used the olives and my bf and I both enjoyed it even though we don't like olives! Will try it next time with the sundried tomatoes.

ummnunu's picture
5

Oh, wow, talk about a hit with the family! I used sundried tomato paste as that was all I had and the result was delicious. Definitely one to make again.

nogin1's picture
4

I will probably add more sundried tomatoes when I make this again, although this is possibly personal preference. I halved the recipe and it was enjoyed by me and a friend

stephaniepebrocq's picture
5

Just made this very easy recipe and it was delicious! I used herbes de Provence and green olives, it tasted like summer in the south of France!

margokempy's picture
5

Very very easy but delicious. I added extra chopped olives/tomatoes.

shedley's picture
5

Really tastey and easy. Used sundried tomato paste instead and added fresh basil leaves to the cheese mix.

julespatterson's picture

Loved this recipe. I didn't have many sundried tomatoes left so added a little passata to what I had along with the olives and herbs. I also added garlic and a dash of lemon juice. I thought the sauce would run out in the oven but it didn't. I served with baked potatoes, large flat mushrooms, salad and crusty bread. This will be a recipe that I def do again as a quick mid week tea, impressive and takes only 30 minutes. Use good quality chicken breasts because they have no added water. Lovely

blogjob's picture

Cooked this for valentines and it went down well. Really simple to make even for a no hoper like me.

A really lovely dish - no juices to speak of from my version so I was glad I didn't get the crusty bread.

Maybe a bit too much of the filling left over, even with very large chicken breasts. Wide flatter sections of meat are better than large plump ones I expect.

jillsy488's picture

I personally found this very bland. It looked delicious but the taste didn't match

xjordyx's picture
5

this dish is very nice i will make it for christmas for the whole family

sheryselim's picture
4

it seems delicious i will try it today

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