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Cheesy Stuffed Mediterranean Chicken

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 3
Looking for a quick and easy healthy dinner recipe? We've been loving this Cheesy Stuffed Mediterranean Chicken. It's full of sun dried tomatoes, olives and cheese!

Ingredients

  • 3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

For the marinade

  • 1/3 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons Greek Seasoning see note
  • 2 Cloves of garlic minced

For the chicken

  • 6 Spinach Leaves
  • [Sun dried Tomato Pesto] follow the link
  • 1 Roma Tomato sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup Sliced Olives
  • 3-6 Slices Part Skim Low Moisture Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • Zest of 1/2 Lemon

Instructions

  • Place all of the marinade ingredients in a ziploc bag and add the chicken. Seal it, pressing out as much air as possible and place in the fridge for 30 minutes or up to 1 day.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butterfly the chicken by slicing it open, leaving the back connected like a butterfly.
  • Place mozzarella, pesto, spinach, tomatoes and olives inside and seal closed with toothpicks.
  • Whisk together the vinegar, brown sugar and lemon zest.
  • Set aside.
  • Heat a pan to medium high heat with a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Once shimmering, place the chicken in the pan and turn to medium low heat.
  • Cook for 4 minutes and once browned, turn over.
  • Add the balsamic and brown sugar mixture and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Cover with the pan drippings and serve!

Notes

See this Citrus Greek Chicken for a homemade Greek Seasoning if you can't buy it.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Stuffed Mediterranean Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 605 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 1754mg76%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 68g136%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.