Feta and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken
This is an easy stuffed chicken breast that is absolutely yummy. I listed the olives as optional because I do not like olives, but I have made it with them for my husband (who loves olives) and he said it was very good. This dish goes really nicely with couscous and a Greek-style salad.
- ⅓ cup lemon juice
- ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons Greek seasoning
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 2 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 1 (4 ounce) package crumbled feta cheese
- 6 chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- 10 pitted and coarsely chopped kalamata olives
- 1 tablespoon oil from the sun-dried tomatoes
- 4 strips roasted red pepper
- 1. Whisk together the lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, Greek seasoning, and lemon zest in a bowl. Pound the chicken breasts between sheets of wax paper or plastic wrap to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Marinate the chicken in the lemon marinade at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together the feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, and 1 tablespoon of oil from the jar of sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl; set aside.
- 2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- 3. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Divide the stuffing mixture onto each piece of chicken. Fold the edges of the chicken over the filling, and secure with toothpicks. Place onto a baking dish, seam-side down, and place two roasted pepper strips onto each stuffed breast.
- 4. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink, about 30 minutes. Remember to remove the toothpicks before serving.