Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Here’s a somewhat decent recipe for something new with chicken from Real Simple magazine. This dish has potential as I thought the artichoke filling was quite good, but not enough. If I made this again, I’d prefer to bake them and also include more stuffing. I’d probably also either add some more cheese on top and come up with some sort of white wine sauce. As far as the tomato salad, I actually didn’t make, though I can’t remember why. I just tossed some grape tomatoes in olive oil and sea salt and threw them in there for some color.

Overall rating – 3 stars

Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Tomato Salad




1 6.5-ounce jar artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
4 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper
2 beefsteak tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
8 baguette slices, toasted (optional) 

 

 

 

 

 

Mix the artichokes, parmesan, and 1 tablespoon of the thyme in a small bowl. Cut a 2-inch pocket in the thickest part of each chicken breast. Stuff a quarter of the artichoke mixture into each pocket. Rub the chicken breasts with 1 teaspoon of the oil and season with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Heat a grill or grill pan to medium. Grill the chicken, turning once, until cooked through, 6 to 7 minutes per side.

Mix the tomatoes, shallot, vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the remaining oil and thyme in a large bowl.

Slice the chicken, if desired, and serve with the tomato salad and baguette slices, if using.

Substitution: If you don’t care for artichokes, try stuffing the chicken breasts with one of the following: olive tapenade; Feta and pine nuts; or roasted red peppers and Parmesan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALORIES 301 (39% from fat); FAT 13g (sat 3g); CHOLESTEROL 96mg; CARBOHYDRATE 7g; SODIUM 699mg; PROTEIN 38g; FIBER 1g; SUGAR 3g  
 Real Simple, JUNE 2008

 

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