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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 269.6
  • Total Fat: 14.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 95.3 mg
  • Sodium: 377.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 30.4 g

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Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Olive Tapenade, Tomatoes, and Feta

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Olive Tapenade, Tomatoes, and Feta

Introduction

Make this chicken the next you have company for dinner, and they'll swear you hired caterers. It tastes like it came from a restaurant, but for much less money and effort.

Make this chicken the next you have company for dinner, and they'll swear you hired caterers. It tastes like it came from a restaurant, but for much less money and effort.


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients


Tips

By using homemade tapenade and roasted tomatoes instead of buying them at the supermarket, you're cutting the cost of this meal in half.

I made this dish with feta, but if you prefer a less salty cheese, use soft goat cheese.


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken breast halves between two sheets of wax or parchment paper; pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin to a quarter inch of thickness. Place 1 ounce of cheese, 2 T diced tomatoes, and about 1 1/2 T tapenade on each piece of chicken. Roll up like a jelly roll. Heat the oil over medium-high in a large oven-safe saute pan; once hot, add the meat to sear on all sides. Once the meat is browned on all sides, transfer the entire pan to the preheated oven. Roast for 15 minutes, until meat is cooked and no longer pink inside. Remember to have a hot pad in your hand when you remove the pan from the oven--thehandles get hot! Allow meat to rest 3-4 minutes before cutting.
Makes 4 servings with 3 ounces of cooked meat.






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  • 23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    OK I haven't made Meg's but this looks good. Notes for those that may not know. Can soak & drain feta to reduce salt. Stuffed breasts freeze really well just double wrap in plastic & put in a zip lock. Defrost & reheat at 50% power. Can also just use chopped olives instead of tapanade. - 2/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
    just made and it was great!my dad said it was best chicken he's ever had! took longer than 15min to roast tho,i dont have a roast setting so i baked for ~30 min. only chg i made was added 2 cloves of chopped garlic to oil for searing. got sundried tomatoes&tapenade ready-made from store. u must try! - 2/28/10

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Made 3 with goat cheese and 3 with feta. Used minced garlic and sundried tomatos. The goat cheese was better than the feta, will def make again with goat cheese, sans tapenade. - 5/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    As always Chef Meg's recipe is AMAZING! Tasted great but a little hard to prepare. Make sure the chicken is really flattened out so its easy to roll up. It was also hard to brown each side with the amount of oil suggested. Used all Meg's recipes as suggested in ingredients - I will be making again ! - 6/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Loved this chicken. I coated with flax seed flour to keep it moist during the cooking. I also used store bought tapenade and sundried tomatoes to minimize the prep time. - 8/23/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was pesto instead of tepenade, but I made it anyway. It was delicious! Browned in the pan and 20 min in the oven and it was definitely dinner guest worthy! I served it with large dice cucs, red onion slivers, olives and grape tomatoes in a sundried tomato dressing on the side. - 12/26/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I wasn't able to make it in rolls as my chicken breast was gimpy, so I just put it in the middle of two halves of chicken. More calories, but oh well. The flavors were sooo good, albeit very salty. If you can't stand salty, don't try. I loved it! - 4/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Delish! It was a big hit tonight. Will definitely do this one again! - 3/9/10

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  • 3 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great - 2/13/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Made it tonight, but since I didn't have any green olives I used a whole can of black olives 6 oz. in the tappenade.
    Walmart has anchovies in Olive Oil that aren't very salty. I used these and some of the olive oil. I am very sensitive to salt and this dish didn't turn out salty at all. - 3/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is really good. I didn't have time to make my own sun-dried tomatoes, so had to use store bought. This is the only change I made, oh, except for no anchovies in the tapenade. Just can't do that. Other than that, very good. Even hubby liked it. - 3/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I love stuffed chichen breasts and this is a different way to do them. Will definately try this one! - 2/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Very easy and wonderfully flavorful....all members of the family enjoyed!!!! I often change things here and there in recipes that I try but this one did not need any personalizations. - 10/16/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This picture looks misleading. I kept looking for mushrooms in the recipe, then realized the mushrooms belong to the pasta sauce in the side dish. The recipe does sound good. Must try this in the future. - 4/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so good! My whole family enjoyed making it and eating it together! - 4/10/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Pretty tasty - 2/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This one is going on my "special" list. - 2/13/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    For Thestoryofagxrl, these are boneless chicken breast and when you pound them thin they should be easy to roll. The recipe needs to be updated to read "boneless"... - 12/18/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was the most complicated recipe I have tried lately - but worth every minute ! 1st day made the tomatoes....2nd day made the tapenade ....tonight made the recipe and it was WONDERFUL ! You have got to try this one ! - 12/16/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummmm - 11/9/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'd make this again. It was fairly easy to make and tasty. I did cheat and use store bought ingredients, not meg's versions but I felt it was worth it for easier preparation. I might substitute goat cheese next time. - 11/9/11

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  • O.K.
    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    We found it way too salty. Next time I'll omit the tapenade, tomatoes and feta, and just melt some lite marble cheese over a few onions and garlic on my chicken. - 2/13/11

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  • I'm sorry, but this was a holy disaster. It looked NOTHING like the picture. Instructions were not very helpful. It would be easier to stuff the chicken, like in the picture, rather than roll it, which caused the filling to fall out & look like a hot mess. I made the tomatoes though which were A+. - 1/10/14

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  • Looks lovely, but I would change it to chicken thighs, as I can't stand the nasty afterbite of chicken breast-that bizzare dry whatever bitter... - 5/1/13

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  • This is an absolutely incredible dish. Perfect for if you want to impress. It looks like a lot of steps. But really doesn't take that long to prepare. - 5/1/13

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  • I followed this recipe to the letter - even made the homemade tapenade. I had trouble rolling the chicken as suggested, but I think that's just a lack of experience on my part. The chicken was OK - it tasted like it was missing something and I can't quite put my finger on it. - 4/19/13

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  • Excellent and really not hard to make. I (a college kid) made this for company and they where impressed. Used store bought dried tomatoes and just mashed up some olives for the tapenade and it all worked. Next time I would add some italian herbs or something to the outside of the chicken as well. - 4/9/13

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  • I don't care for tapenade, so, I made mine with a little oil free pesto instead. I also added a minced garlic clove, because I think I'm addicted to garlic. Incredible! - 4/9/13

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  • I didn't know what the tapenade was so I just made it without. I substituted ricotta cheese for the feta as well and it turned out excellent. Hubby loved it. - 3/6/13

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  • This was terrifically good. Easy to make. Very easy to eat. Added spaghetti squash with chopped tomato sauce and steamed broccoli and a salad for a terrific company meal. Store bought tapenade and sundried tomatoes worked well. No mallet, but pounding with a wine bottle worked great! Loved it. - 10/12/12

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  • i use oilve oil . this is a great meal to have for company . easy to fix and taste like you spent hours working in the kitchen . - 4/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made this a couple of times. I use 1 tbsp. of a store-bought black-olive & tomato combination tapenade + 1 tbsp. feta on each 1/2 breast. Very easy, but doesn't taste like it! Thanks so much! 6 Pts WeightWatchers - 3/29/12

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  • Tried This for Dinner, Fantastic!!! A great tasting Meal Thanks, Will definatley make again - 1/19/12

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We really didn't enjoy this dish. - 11/9/11

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  • I made this for my last birthday as a treat and oh! man, was it scrumptious! Mine didn't look as pretty but the taste was truly dinner-guest-impressive. - 3/31/11

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  • very good - 3/19/11

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  • Anyone an expert on crocking? Can you cook this in the crock pot? If so - how long? Should you add juices? - 2/28/11

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  • wow! real gourmet recipe. nice! - 2/23/11

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  • I am wondering what Feta cheese is?goat cheese??Please explain. - 2/22/11

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  • Good. - 2/22/11

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  • try - 2/22/11

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  • This is amazing! My husband even loved it! - 2/21/11

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  • Made this for my hubby for Valentine's Day (he took me out on Friday) and we both loved it. Wasn't quick, took all afternnon. It wouldn't be such a production if I had the sub-recipes made up and on hand, but if I'm making everything on the same day, it will just be a dish for special occasions. - 2/14/11

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  • Tapenade YES

    Chicken NO!!! - 2/14/11

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  • m m good - 2/13/11

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  • O.K.
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like a good use for chicken. - 2/13/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It looks good and I will try it!! When I do, I will come back and update...lol - 2/13/11

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  • Great way to impress family and guests with your culinary skills! - 2/13/11

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  • Yummy recipe, and not at all hard to make, just need to follow the well-written directions. This one's going in my "recipes to keep" file. - 2/13/11

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  • This was amazing and so easy to make! - 11/9/10

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  • YUMMO! - 11/9/10

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  • Wow, this combines all of my favorite flavors! Fantastic! - 11/9/10

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  • Very, very good! Even my picky husband likes this one! - 11/9/10

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  • Making this right now and what a nightmare! This is not an easy recipe! It probably will be delicious, but is so difficult to prepare that I feel like giving up right now and ordering pizza. Only attempt this recipe if you are a skilled cook! - 6/14/10

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  • Am cooking this right now and can't wait to try it. I made a few changes to the tampenade. My homemade sun roasted tomatos are almost gone, so looking forward to summer and fresh tomatoes from the garden. - 3/16/10

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  • It was awesome! Made it tonight except that I had to sub fresh mozzarella because SOMEBODY ate my feta! to the person who asked about the anchovies, you really don't taste them when you cook them in something. If you can't stand the idea of looking at little fish, buy a tube of anchovy paste. - 3/11/10

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  • I don't really like anchovies is their anything else I could use instead of the tapenade to stuff the chicken??? - 3/3/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm trying it out tonight! Got the chicken yesterday :) - 3/3/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Recieps always give me great help and ideas!! - 3/3/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds wonderful. Will try it soon. - 3/3/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Okay, I just checked this out and its definitely going in the recipe box. My husband is going to LOVE this and we will still be eating healthy. I hope my son will give it a try since I think I'll use the goat cheese instead. Does anyone have an idea on what oven temp. I should use ? - 3/2/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Will try this next week and report back. Just my kind of food. - 2/15/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds wonderful, making it tomorrow! - 2/13/10

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I don't like the sounds of the Tapenade ... I like anchovies but TOO salty! How about a liver pate from chicken livers instead? I don't like green olives either, but could eat the black ones all day long ... go figure! - 2/13/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I am trying this on Sunday. Sounds delish! Thanks so much. - 2/13/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent. Served with Spaghetti sauce. Hint: After I had pounded the chicken and spread the stuffings, I threaded a skewer(for turkey) along one edge of the breast. Use the skewer to role into a jelly roll. Secure the other end with a spaghetti skewer, pull out metal skewer and ready to cook. Easy. - 2/16/11

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