15 Jan

Cheeky Stuffed Mediterranean Style Chicken Breast

Cheeky Stuffed Mediterranean Style Chicken Breast

Serves 4
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 35 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Portion Size 215g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
370 1.8g 15.2g 4.6g 1.5g
Serves: 4
Calories: 370
Time: 55 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 x 150g Chicken Breast (Skinless)
  • 100g Sun Blushed Tomatoes (Drained and Chopped)
  • 60g Black Olives (Chopped)
  • 100g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese (Grated)
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Zest
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley (Chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Torn Basil
  • 2 pinches Black Pepper (Ground)

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Pre-heat the oven 180oC (350oF) Gas mark 4. Cut up the baking parchment 30cm square.
Method
2 In a bowl combine all the ingredients, except the chicken, season and set aside.
3 Place the chicken breasts on a chopping board, skin-side down, using a sharp knife carefully slice horizontally into each of the breasts creating a pocket for the stuffing.
4 Divide the stuffing between the 4 breasts and press firmly into each pocket and tie the breasts with kitchen string to secure the stuffing.
5 Place each breast skin-side up on baking parchment (approximately 30cm square) and brush with a little olive oil and lightly season with pepper. Loosely wrap the parchment around the chicken and transfer to a baking sheet.
6 Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, remove carefully cut open the parchment, expose the chicken and place back in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until it is thoroughly cooked and golden. Remove the string before serving.

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen, cheese grater, mixing bow, spoon, baking tray, baking parchment, kitchen string.

Cheeky Service Hint:
Ideal for service with a Mediterranean style salad and a fresh onion, tomato and garlic salsa

Cheeky Handy Hint:
Garlic and mushrooms can be used as additional or alternative ingredients.

Cheeky Healthy Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar, 36% less calories and 19% more protein and 13% more calcium.

Chicken with skin on can be used but will increase the fat and calorie content considerably

Cooked chicken breast is low in Sodium and is also a good source of Vitamin B6 and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Protein, Niacin and Selenium