March 8, 2011

Stuffed Greek Chicken

You get a real punch in the face from these flavors!  It's a super simple meal and perfect for a weeknight when you get home from work.   If you pay attention to the amount of goodies you stuff your chicken with, it can be a fairly healthy meal as well.   I served over steamed rice but it could be good over orzo or just serve with a side salad or steamed veggie.

2 tbsp olive oil
4 chicken breasts, pounded thin
1/4 c kalamata olives, chopped
1/4 c feta cheese, crumbled
4 sun-dried tomatoes in water or oil, chopped
1/4 tsp dried basil leaves

Stir kalamata olives, feta cheese, tomatoes and basil leaves together in a small bowl.  Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.   Sprinkle with 2 tbsp of filling in the middle of each chicken breast.   Roll up chicken starting with shortest side.  If you need to secure with toothpicks, seal the seams closed so filling doesn't spill out while cooking.

Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat in large saute pan.  Place chicken in pan and cook covered, until browned and cooked through, 6-8 minutes each side.   Remove chicken from pan to a serving platter and keep warm.  Keep pan on heat and pour 1/2 cup of chicken broth to hot pan and stir using a wooden spoon to scrape up brown bits from bottom of pan. (This also gets a head start on cleaning your pan.)  Then you have a tasty sauce to pour over chicken.    Top with additional filling if you have some left or sprinkle with feta cheese and olives, if preferred.  Enjoy!

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