Italian stuffed chicken

Italian stuffed chicken

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(76 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
    Bowl of olives

    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

    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

    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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sheryselim
26th Nov, 2011
4.05
it seems delicious i will try it today
olgalina4
22nd Oct, 2011
Super easy and very tasty and moist!
annxuereb
1st Oct, 2011
Was delicious...my guests liked it too :) I covered it with foil for the first ten/fifteen minutes so the chicken remained very moist :)
heidigough
11th Sep, 2011
4.05
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
3rd Sep, 2011
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
22nd Aug, 2011
5.05
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
22nd Aug, 2011
5.05
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
26th Jul, 2011
5.05
Amazing!!!! Used 2 extra additions - spinach and sun-dried tomatoes in with the soft cheese in the middle. Best dinner in ages!
toniluvstoni
26th Jul, 2011
5.05
Amazing!!!! Used 2 extra additions - spinach and sun-dried tomatoes in with the soft cheese in the middle. Best dinner in ages!
muffinissimo
21st Jul, 2011
5.05
Lovely recipe, very easy and tasty! One of our new favourites!

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