Mediterranean-Inspired Stuffed Chicken Breast - Slimmr

Mediterranean-Inspired Stuffed Chicken Breast

Transport your taste buds to the Mediterranean with our delectable Mediterranean-Inspired Stuffed Chicken Breast. Packed with vibrant flavours and under 500 calories per serving, this dish is a perfect blend of health and indulgence. Let’s embark on a culinary journey that your palate won’t forget!

Ingredients (for 2 servings):

For the Stuffed Chicken:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 200g each)

30g cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped

30g cup feta cheese, crumbled

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

For the Lemon Garlic Roasted Vegetables:

1 red bell pepper, sliced

1 courgette, sliced

1 red onion, sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Prepare the Stuffed Chicken:

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

In a bowl, combine the chopped sun-dried tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, minced garlic, fresh basil, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. This will be your stuffing.

Using a sharp knife, make a horizontal slit in each chicken breast to create a pocket. Be careful not to cut all the way through.

Stuff each chicken breast pocket with half of the tomato and feta mixture, pressing gently to secure the filling.

2. Sear and Roast the Chicken:

Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add a splash of olive oil.

Place the stuffed chicken breasts in the skillet and sear them for 2-3 minutes per side, until they are golden brown.

Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and roast the chicken for 15-20 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C).

3. Prepare the Lemon Garlic Roasted Vegetables:

While the chicken is roasting, prepare the roasted vegetables.

In a large bowl, combine the sliced red bell pepper, zucchini, red onion, minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat the vegetables evenly.

Spread the seasoned vegetables on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes or until they are tender and slightly caramelized.

4. Plate and Serve:

Once the chicken is done, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.

Arrange the lemon garlic roasted vegetables on two plates.

Slice the stuffed chicken breasts and place them on top of the vegetables.

Garnish with fresh basil or a drizzle of olive oil if desired.

5. Savour the Mediterranean Flavours!

This Mediterranean-Inspired Stuffed Chicken Breast with Lemon Garlic Roasted Vegetables is a delightful fusion of flavours that will transport you to the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean. It’s not only a visual delight but also a guilt-free indulgence, with each serving packing fewer than 500 calories. Enjoy your Mediterranean culinary adventure!