Made this one really impromptu the other night when I realized I didn’t have the ingredients for the Baked Stuffed Chicken I was trying to make. I took a look at what was in the fridge and made do and everyone loved it!
Feta, Tomato & Basil Stuffed Chicken
-Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
-Feta Cheese (one tub)
-3-4 Chicken Breasts
Preheat the oven to 375.
Mix the stuffing in a bowl. I used sweet tomatoes, which is why they are yellow in the picture. We had them on hand but cherry or grape tomatoes would work great too! I use kitchen scissors and cut each tomato in half.
I probably cut about 15 tomatoes. I also use kitchen scissors to cut up about 20 pieces of fresh basil. I stack them and cut them length-wise so make little shredded pieces – easy peasy!
Lastly, I dumped in a tub of crumbled feta cheese.
I was out of toothpicks so I just did the best I could with pounding the chicken breasts flat and then creating a mock “center” where I scooped the stuffing and then rolled the chicken breast around as best I could. But honestly it worked great… they wrapped and I put them face down in the baking dish. I basted them in a bit of lemon olive oil that I have – you could use fresh evoo and squeeze some lemon juice on for the same effect.
Any extra stuffing I had, I spooned on top of the chicken before cooking.
I then cooked everything at 375 for about 35 minutes. The chicken is pictured with some lemon spinach orzo – the entire plate was relish! And bonus – it took me 20 minutes TOPS to put the whole thing together. I’m all about the quick prep dinner that the fam loves!