Greek Style Stuffed Chicken

27 May

If you are a fan of Greek style food, you will love this recipe. It is so good, and so easy to make. I paired my chicken with a Greek salad and garlic buttered pasta. Don’t be fooled by the picture, the chicken may not look good but it tastes amazing.  The recipe does call for pine nuts, and I haven’t been able to find them anywhere, so I didn’t use them in my version. I am a big fan of garlic and the flavor it adds to pretty much anything, so I almost always use more than any recipe says to.

Recipe from Men’s Health Magazine

Greek-Style Stuffed Chicken

2 5–6 oz chicken breasts
2 Tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes
2 Tbsp crumbled feta cheese
2 Tbsp chopped olives
1 tsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp pine nuts
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Toss together the tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, garlic, pine nuts, and vinegar.

2. Rub the chicken with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Using a small, sharp knife, carefully cut a slit along the thick part of each chicken breast, creating a pocket. Add enough stuffing to fill each pocket and transfer the chicken to a baking sheet.

3. Bake for 15 minutes. Top with any remaining stuffing. Makes 2 servings

Per serving (including sides) 680 calories, 65 g protein, 51 g carbs, 23 g fat (5 g saturated), 4 g fiber, 910 mg sodium

Greek Salad

Romaine lettuce
Black olives
Feta Cheese
Chopped onion
Olive oil
Lemon juice
Garlic salt

This salad is really easy to make, you pretty much just mix everything together in a big bowl. The only difficult part is that my grandmother taught me how to make this salad, so I don’t have any measurements for it at all. So, if you want to try it all I can say is use very little olive oil, lots of onions and when you add the garlic salt and the lemon juice, go a little at a time and taste it in between.

2 Responses to “Greek Style Stuffed Chicken”

  1. Aunt Nancy May 28, 2011 at 12:12 am #

    You can find pine nuts in a few places. SAM’S has them as does Publix. I recommend though that you check out the section in either Publix or WalMart than has Hispanic seasonings. You can usually get small amounts of random seasonings/spices in little bags for less than a dollar. I think I have seen pine nuts there too. 🙂

    • 365recipeproject May 28, 2011 at 12:41 am #

      I’ll have to look again…I couldn’t find them at publix when I went shopping, but maybe I missed them. It’s hard to be super observant with the baby 🙂

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