Thursday, January 31, 2008

Feta & Basil-Stuffed Chicken

***I had some chicken and extra feta cheese left over from making the Greek Chicken Pasta the other night. I was looking for a good recipe that would use it up, and this one was perfect! Brad and I love dishes with feta cheese...this one is no exception. I came across this recipe in Julia Tyler's food blog on The Nest. A link to her blog is below...Thanks Julia!***

4 (4-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/4 cup dry, seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese
1/2 tsp. dried basil
Vegetable cooking spray
1 1/2 teaspoons butter

Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Dredge chicken in breadcrumbs.
Spoon 1 tablespoon of cheese onto each piece of chicken, and sprinkle basil on top of cheese. Fold chicken in half. Place folded breast halves in an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Place a few slices of butter or margarine on the top of each chicken breast. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until done.

Source: (Original recipe from Cooking Light)


Deborah said...

What a great combination of flavors! Yum!

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MrsPresley said...

this looks amazing!

i just joined the DB this month too, just checking out everyone else's blogs, wanted to say hello :) good to see another nestie joining!

mary said...

I'm another new DB and just found your site from there. This recipe looks yummy -- I love chicken stuffed with just about anything, so I may have to try this one.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That looks perfect!
Thanks for the visit =D

Elle said...

Sounds easy and delicious...and perfect to use up feta. Nice photo, too.