Tomato-Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Tomato-Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 244.3
  • Total Fat: 10.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 82.3 mg
  • Sodium: 333.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 32.0 g

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Low-fat, low-carb and high in protein. Low-fat, low-carb and high in protein.
Number of Servings: 4


    4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 4 to 6 ounces each
    8 sun dried tomatoes, drained
    1/2 bunch basil
    1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    3/4 cup low fat chicken broth


Cut a deep horizontal pocket in the side of each chicken breast. Make the pocket as large as you can without piercing the top or bottom of the breast. Place 2 slices of tomato and about 4 basil leaves in the pocket of each chicken breast. Secure the pocket with toothpicks threading along the side to close.

Heat the oil in a heavy oven-proof skillet until it begins to smoke.

Cook each side of the chicken until golden brown.

Add the vinegar and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and gently simmer the chicken for 2 or 3 minutes per side until cooked through.

Remove the chicken breasts from the skillet and keep warm.

Continue to cook the sauce until it is reduced to a thick syrup.
Taste the sauce and and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the sauce over each chicken breast.

Serving Size: Makes 4 servings

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    Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a wonderful and tasty recipe! The only flaw for me is that you should never heat olive oil to the point of smoking. It makes the dish unhealthy and it is not necessary at all to heat your pan quite that much. - 4/22/17

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Even my husband liked it although since I didn't have basil leaves I used a tomato salsa for stuffing - 9/7/17

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These chicken breasts were delicious!!! I just added a little more spices and hot peppers!!! - 6/25/17

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have all the ingredients to make this as suggested - and my hob's not working, so I put the basil and fresh tomatoes in the chicken breasts and cooked them for 30 mins in a baking bag in the oven. Very simple, and delicious too. I'm sure the original recipe is just as tasty. - 5/12/13

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    Yum - 6/18/21