Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts

I found this recipe in the June Cooking Lightmagazine and couldn’t wait to make it. I adapted it a bit by adding red onion and pine nuts to the stuffing mixture. I loved the Mediterranean flavors stuffed into the chicken. It was a simple recipe to make and tasted fantastic! We all really, really loved this dish.

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Cooking Light ~ June 2010
 
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Dried oregano, to taste
  • 1 small baby red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp cup low fat feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp kalamata olives, diced
  • 2 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp basil, chopped

Combine the bell pepper, feta cheese, olives, red onion, pine nuts, and basil together in a small bowl.

Cut a horizontal slit through the thickest portion of the chicken breast to form a small pocket. Stuff 2-3 tbsp of the cheese mixture into each pocket; close the opening with a toothpick. Season the chicken breast with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, and oregano, to taste on each side. Place the chicken on the grill for 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from grill, cover loosely with tin foil and let the meat “rest” for 7-10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy.

 

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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2 Responses to “Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts”

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    Christina — August 19, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    I tried this the other night and it was delicious! Loved the pine nuts in there too!

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    Spoon and Chopsticks — August 21, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

    This looks great!

    I usually don't like chicken breasts as I find them a bit dry but the ingredients you've used probably adds that extra touch to counter the dryness of chicken breasts.

    Btw, great recipes on your blog.

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