114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 10

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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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

168 calories, (2 g saturated fat, 75 mg cholesterol, 221 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 29 g protein.


Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2017
Tried this last night. I did not have any cream cheese so I added a little half and half. Plu I only have oil packed sundried tomatoes so blotted off the oil. I Turned out good would probly add more tomatoes.

Most helpful critical review

Rating: Unrated
06/29/2017
Tried this last night. I did not have any cream cheese so I added a little half and half. Plu I only have oil packed sundried tomatoes so blotted off the oil. I Turned out good would probly add more tomatoes.
114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2017
Tried this last night. I did not have any cream cheese so I added a little half and half. Plu I only have oil packed sundried tomatoes so blotted off the oil. I Turned out good would probly add more tomatoes.
Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2018
Use one large chick breast which meant had to bake it as well after browning, so stick with the 4 smaller pieces! Used sour cream as didn't have soft cheese and tomato paste instead of sundried, but still tasty, would use herbs next time as well.