Italian stuffed chicken

Italian stuffed chicken

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(89 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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21st Jul, 2011
Lovely recipe, very easy and tasty! One of our new favourites!
12th Jul, 2011
I made this Saturday night and it was fantastic! Used two cloves of garlic though and finely chopped spring onion (as didn't have any chives). Superb. Was a little sceptical as it's chicken breast and worried it would be too dry, but it was far from it. Will definitely make again.
17th Jun, 2011
Excellent! I cooked this twice with olives when having people over and everybody loved it and gave compliments on how tender the chicken was. They were surprised it wasnt dry since it was cooked in the oven. Would cook it many times more!
25th Apr, 2011
Very tasty and even nicer cold the next day. I think it would make a lovely sandwich filling sliced up.
19th Apr, 2011
It was great a very rich meal fills a hole in your stomach!!!
28th Mar, 2011
Didn't have to change a thing, this is a perfect recipe (although I was more heavy handed with the herbs than suggested which was a mistake). Served with rosemary roasted new potatoes and a herby salad, 5 clean plates!!! As it was so easy will try this one again, like the idea of adding pesto to the cream cheese, I can see how that'd work brilliantly!
12th Feb, 2011
was pretty nice, but i felt like something was missing. needs a sauce to spice it up.
29th Jan, 2011
I made this recipe for friends tonight as suggested but with proscuitto wrapped around, as I'd seen in many other stuffed chicken recipes. I wish I'd stuck to the recipe as the chicken and filling were delicious and the only thing that didn't work was the ham. I will make this again soon without changing anything because it was so good and simple!
4th Nov, 2010
Very quick and easy to make. I used half fat soft cheese and sundried tomatoes, it tasted fantastic. Will definitely make again.
31st Oct, 2010
made this today and it was lovely!!


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