Stuffed Italian Chicken Breasts

Stuffed Italian Chicken Breasts

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 210.2
  • Total Fat: 13.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 59.9 mg
  • Sodium: 437.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 20.4 g

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    4 bone-in chicken breast halves (14 ounces each)
    1/2 cup(s) packed fresh basil leaves
    1/3 cup(s) drained oil-packed sun-dried tomato halves, about 8
    2 clove(s) garlic , peeled
    1 teaspoon(s) finely grated orange zest
    Coarse salt and ground pepper
    2 ounce(s) Fontina or mozzarella cheese, cut into four pieces
    2 teaspoon(s) olive oil


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil; set aside. With a paring knife, cut a 1-inch-long slit in thick side of each breast. Insert knife, and without enlarging opening, carefully work around inside to form a pocket (make sure you do not go through the other side).
On a cutting board, pile basil, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, zest, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; finely chop. Divide mixture evenly, and spoon into breast pockets, spreading it around. Insert one piece of cheese in each breast pocket.
Close pockets, using 2 to 3 toothpicks per breast; arrange, skin side up, on baking sheet. Rub with olive oil, and season generously with salt and pepper. Roast until well browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of breast (avoiding bone) reads 165 degrees, 30 to 35 minutes. Let chicken rest 5 minutes; remove toothpicks before serving.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHELLPRO.

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  • I would have added minced mushrooms too
    - 7/18/17

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  • great recipe - 7/18/17

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  • These were very tasty. I will make this again. You can use fresh tomato if you do not have sun dried tomatoes. I used dry pack sun dried tomatoes rather than oil packed ones. - 4/19/13

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  • Look forward to trying this recipe since it sounds easy and yummy. - 12/13/09

    Reply from SHELLPROOF (12/15/09)
    WARNING- these smoked up the house badly. I would like to try covering them with Aluminum Foil to bake then remove the foild for the last 5-10 min. to Broil just until Browned. They were delicious though, house smelled like them until the next day! lol.

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