Italian stuffed chicken

Italian stuffed chicken

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(88 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 tomatoes, 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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24th Oct, 2012
Really easy to make. I swapped the sun dried tomatoes for bacon! My boy friend loved it.
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11th Oct, 2012
Instant success! Very tasty and enjoyed by everyone!! Easy and quick weekday meal
10th Oct, 2012
Fantastico ....
18th Sep, 2012
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.
2nd Sep, 2012
This was so easy but absolutely amazing!
29th Aug, 2012
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!
23rd Aug, 2012
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
15th Aug, 2012
Everyone loved it and it was easy to make! yum
11th Aug, 2012
Love olives but it was olive overkill with this. Great recipe though and will try with sun-dried tomatoes next time.
8th Aug, 2012
Very simple to make and delicious. I used olives and Sun dried tomato paste. Everyone loved it, will definitely make again.


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