Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Cut into one of these succulent chicken pieces and you'll discover a zesty feta cheese, tomato, and basil filling. It's a surprising low-calorie, low-fat option for dinner.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
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Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Ingredients
1
tablespoon snipped dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
4
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 to 1-1/2 pounds total)
1/4
cup crumbled feta cheese (1 ounce)
2
tablespoons softened fat-free cream cheese (1 ounce)
2
teaspoons snipped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/8
teaspoon ground black pepper
1
teaspoon olive oil or cooking oil
 
Fresh basil sprigs (optional)
Directions
  1. Place tomatoes in a small bowl. Pour enough boiling water over the tomatoes to cover. Let stand for 10 minutes. Drain and pat dry; set aside. Meanwhile, using a sharp knife, cut a pocket in each chicken breast by cutting horizontally through the thickest portion to, but not through, the opposite side. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine feta, cream cheese, the snipped or dried basil, and tomatoes. Spoon about 1 rounded tablespoon into each pocket. If necessary, secure openings with wooden toothpicks. Sprinkle chicken with pepper.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat for 12 to 14 minutes or until tender and no longer pink, turning once (reduce heat to medium if chicken browns too quickly). Serve warm. If desired, garnish with basil sprigs. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts)
    Per serving:
  • 168 kcal cal.,
  • 5 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 75 mg chol.,
  • 221 mg sodium,
  • 1 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 29 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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