Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chicken Breast Stuffed With Feta Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomato

Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe Every now and then my local grocery store has a crazy sale on boneless, skinless chicken breast at $1.99 a pound. That’s when I stock up. But after a while, oven roasted chicken breast gets old for the palate. So I scoured the internet for a simple recipe for stuffed chicken breasts.

The filling is super easy and has lots of flavor. The salty feta cheese goes perfectly with the sweet sun-dried tomatoes. But my chicken breasts did turn out a little dry, so I recommend heavily drizzling each breast with olive oil. I paired this recipe with the Toasted Pine Nut Couscous recipe and they went well together.

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Feta & Sun-Dried TomatoThis recipe may not knock your socks off, but it beats the monotony of plain chicken breasts.

Printable Version

4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin

1 medium red bell pepper, diced

6 garlic cloves, minced

5 large sun-dried tomatoes, diced

1 teaspoon thyme

8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled finely

1/2 cup breadcrumbs (I use Italian style)

olive oil



toothpicks (or Butcher String)

green onion, chopped (for garnish)

  1. Sauté garlic and red bell pepper, in Olive Oil, for about 3 minutes (just enough to"combine" the flavors).

  2. Put aside to cool.

  3. In a bowl, combine Feta cheese, breadcrumbs, thyme, sun-dried tomatoes, and garlic and red pepper mixture.

  4. Toss until well mixed (this will be your "stuffing").

  5. Lay a flattened piece of chicken breast on a cutting board or your counter.

  6. Put a 1/4 of the above mixture on the flattened chicken breast like you would be making a burrito and roll as tight as you can get it.

  7. Secure it with a toothpick or butcher string.

  8. Place chicken breast "roll" on a baking sheet (I spray it with Pam so it doesn't stick), brush with olive oil (this gives it a nice golden brown texture), and season with salt and pepper.

  9. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  10. Cook for about 35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 180°F.

  11. Garnish with chopped green onion and serve hot.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of the best stuffed chicken breast recipes I've seen! wow, thank you for the recipe share. I'd love to try this one~