Stuffed chicken breast
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Healthy stuffed chicken breast

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Chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella cheese, spinach, sundried tomatoes and fresh basil.

Stuffed chicken breast is a good option for a quick and healthy homemade dinner, with some added sides. It’s so versatile because of the numerable ingredients you can stuff in the chicken breast. Roasted stuffed chicken is healthier than the fried stuffed chicken because it has less calories; chicken breast comes with no skin and less fat. Frying chicken means adding more calories to it, while roasted stuffed chicken extracts the oil reducing the calories. However, you can choose to cook your stuffed chicken either way, you’re sure to get the same delicious taste.

Ingredients

Stuffed chicken breast

Chicken breast, fresh spinach and basil leaves, sundried tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, grounded pepper, dried oregano or mixed herbs, extra virgin olive oil (the olive oil from the sundried tomatoes can be used instead) and a pinch of salt. You can sub mozzarella cheese for goat’s cheese or other types of cheese.

There isn’t much to prepare with roasted stuffed chicken. All you have to do is to chop the sundried tomatoes, fresh basil and spinach. The fresh mozzarella cheese can also be sliced so it can be stuffed easily.

PS: Keep the olive oil fresh from the sundried tomatoes.

180Healthy stuffed chicken breast

5.0 from 4 votes
Recipe by Oluwaseyi O’shea Course: DinnerCuisine: InternatonalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

180

kcal
Total time

35

minutes

You can stuff chicken breast with vegetables and other ingredients, such as spinach, basil, asparagus, mushrooms, goat’s cheese, mustard, garlic and other herbs as desirable.
PS: The ingredients are measured per chicken breast.

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken breast

  • 5-7 Spinach

  • 4 Basil leaves

  • 1-2 Sundried tomatoes

  • 4-5 thin slices Mozzarella cheese

  • 1 teaspoon Oregano and ground pepper flakes

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 teaspoon Extra virgin olive oil (use olive oil from th sundried tomatoes

Directions

  • Place chicken breast on a chopping board and create a pocket by making an incision with a sharp knife. Try not to cut through so the stuffing doesn’t escape from the bottom.
  • Season the chicken breast with oregano/mixed herbs, ground pepper and a pinch of salt.Stuffed chicken breast
  • Stuff the chicken breast with mozzarella cheese followed by the chopped spinach, basil, sundried tomatoes and top with cheese again.Stuffed chicken breast
  • Seal the chicken breast together with a couple of toothpicks.
  • Place the stuffed chicken breasts in a baking tray and season with olive oil (from the sundried tomatoes).
  • Roast at 200 degrees Celsius for 20 to 25mins.Stuffed chicken breast
  • Serve with vegetable salads or roasted potatoes.stuffed chicken breast

Notes

  • You can stuff the chicken breast with other ingredients like garlic, mustard, asparagus, broccoli, as it pleases you.
  • PS: Nutrition information is estimated using an online nutrition calculator and based on ingredients used.

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Tools and utensils

Chopping board, knife, baking tray, tooth picks and thin foil (optional). You can buy any of the items on Amazon by clicking the link. This opens a new tab on your browser so you will still remain on this page.

Freezing stuffed chicken breast

You can freeze stuffed chicken breast, but it’s best eaten fresh. If you must freeze your chicken breast, store in a lidded plastic container once cooled. Store stuffed chicken breast for up to 3 months. The more time you freeze the chicken breast for, the less tasty it becomes. To eat frozen stuffed chicken, defrost at 200 degrees Celsius for 20 to 30mins.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to cook stuffed chicken?

It takes about 35mins to make roasted stuffed chicken breast. Stuffed chicken breast will need to be roasted for 25mins at 200 degree Celsius and will take another 7-10mins to season and stuff the chicken.

How do you seal stuffed chicken?

Seal stuffed chicken with toothpicks. Pierce the stuffed chicken incision with a couple of toothpicks before placing it on the baking tray.

What can you stuff in a chicken breast?

You can stuff chicken breast with vegetables and other ingredients, such as spinach, basil, asparagus, mushrooms, goat’s cheese, mustard, garlic and other herbs as desirable.

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