Herbed Cheese-Stuffed Chicken

Herbed Cheese-Stuffed Chicken IMAGE Image by: Herbed Cheese-Stuffed Chicken IMAGE Author: Canadian Living

This dinner is quick enough for weeknights but elegant enough for entertaining. The chicken can be stuffed using a spoon, but a disposable piping bag is much easier. Save the chicken filets, which are super tender for a stir-fry or chicken fingers. Serve with a side salad and sauteed vegetables.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2012

Ingredients

  • 75 g garlic-and-fine-herbs fresh soft cheese (such as Boursin)
  • 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 5 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1-1/2 lb/675 g), filets removed
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Method

Stir together cheese, bread crumbs, tomatoes and basil.

Holding paring knife horizontally, insert into thick end of each chicken breast and wiggle back and forth to form pocket. Using disposable piping bag or small spoon, stuff each pocket with one-quarter of the cheese mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

In ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken on both sides, about 6 minutes. Transfer to 400ºF (200°C) oven; bake until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, about 8 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre trace
  • Sodium 209 mg
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein 34 g
  • Calories 256.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Potassium 454 mg
  • Cholesterol 99 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g

%RDI

  • Iron 5.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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