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Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken – The Roasted Root

Easy Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken with feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, artichoke hearts, and kalamata olives is bursting with flavor and is remarkably tender. This simple yet flavorful recipe is a marvelous example of just how amazing chicken can be!

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken with feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, onion, and spinach. An easy, flavorful low-carb dinner recipe!

How’s your dinner game coming along?

And more importantly, how is your relationship with stuffed meat?

My 4-Ingredient Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon and my Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast have been so well-loved since posting them that I figured it would be wise to revisit the topic by combining forces.

As it turns out, stuffing chicken with feta cheese, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach is one of the best decisions I’ve made all year!

The result is amazingly tender chicken with briny, tangy flavorful goodies just bursting out of it.

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, feta, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, and more.

Easy enough to make on any given weeknight, or lovely for making in bulk for meal prepping, this versatile dinner recipe has a fancy date night vibe in addition to being so simple and rustic.

Ingredients for Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken:

For the Chicken Breasts: Chicken breasts, avocado oil, paprika, garlic powder, sea salt.

If you’ve never stuffed chicken breasts before, no sweat. You simply slice a little pocket into them, drizzle them with avocado oil and sprinkle them with seasonings before scooping the stuffing inside. 

It may take a second to get the hang of slicing the chicken breast open, but once you have it down, the technique is easy!

The Stuffing: Feta cheese, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, onion, kalamata olives, and spinach.

Everything gets sautéed and cooked together on the stove top to create the stuffing for the chicken breasts. It comes together very quickly and yields such a wildly flavorful combination! 

Feel free to improvise by adding roasted garlic, roasted bell peppers, capers, pepperoncinis or any other boldly flavorful ingredients you feel would work well for you.

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken with sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, feta, olives, spinach, and onion. A healthy, flavorful weeknight dinner recipe

How to Make Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Give the chicken breasts a quick rinse under cool water, then pat them dry with a paper towel.

Lay the breasts flat on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to carefully cut a slit (or “pocket”) into each breast.

How to cut chicken breast to make stuffed chicken

Coat the outside of each breast with avocado oil and sprinkle with paprika, garlic powder, and sea salt. Place the breasts in a large casserole dish.

Chicken breast seasoned with salt paprika and garlic powder

Heat 1 tablespoon of avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high and add the onion. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes.

Sauté the onion until brown

Stir in the artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and kalamata olives, followed by the baby spinach. Cover the skillet for a couple of minutes to allow the spinach to wilt.

Add the kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and spinach and stir well until spinach has wilted.

Stir in the feta cheese and mix well until the mixture is well-combined.

Add in the feta cheese and stir well until combined

Scoop the stuffing mixture into each chicken breast. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the chicken is completely cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Scoop the stuffing inside of the chicken breasts and bake in the oven

Serve Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken with your choice of side dishes and enjoy!

Easy Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken with spinach, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, and more! A flavorful, filling low-carb dinner recipe
Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts with spinach, sun-dried tomato, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, and onion. A flavorful chicken recipe that is easy to prepare.

Serving Suggestions:

What to serve with stuffed chicken?

My biased opinion is that my Crowd-Pleasing Roasted Vegetables or my Easy Sautéed Vegetables are always a great (and nutritious) pairing. 

Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes are an amazing sidekick as well! Or Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower for low-carb.

More veggies? Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower, Roasted Beet Arugula Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette, or Sautéed Brussel Sprouts with Butter and Garlic are all brilliant side dishes to go alongside Mediterranean chicken as well.

Stuffed Chicken Breasts with sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, spinach, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, and onion. A rustic, yet fancy dinner recipe

And that’s it! Everything you need to make amazing, flavorful stuffed chicken breasts that will keep you going back for more!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil, divided
  • 1 ½ tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ⅓ yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts, chopped
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 5 oz baby spinach
  • 6 ounces feta cheese crumbles

Instructions

  1. Give the chicken breasts a rinse under water, then pat them dry with a paper towel.
  2. Lay the breasts flat on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to carefully cut a slit (or “pocket”) into each breast.
  3. Coat the outside of each breast with avocado oil and sprinkle with paprika, garlic powder, and sea salt. Place the breasts in a large casserole dish.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high and add the onion. Saute, stirring occasionally, until the onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and kalamata olives, followed by the baby spinach. Cover the skillet for a couple of minutes to allow the spinach to wilt.
  6. Stir in the feta cheese and mix well until the mixture is well-combined.
  7. Scoop the stuffing mixture into each chicken breast. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the chicken is completely cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. Serve Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken with your choice of side dishes and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield 4

Serving Size 1 Stuffed Chicken Breast

Amount Per Serving

Calories 502Total Fat 23gCarbohydrates 13gNet Carbohydrates 10gFiber 3gSugar 6gProtein 60g

Easy Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken with feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, artichoke hearts, and kalamata olives is bursting with flavor and is remarkably tender. This simple yet flavorful recipe is a marvelous example of just how amazing chicken can be!

Source
Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken – The Roasted Root is written by Julia for www.theroastedroot.net

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