The perfect, most delicious weeknight dinner! Sun dried tomatoes and artichokes create a delicious and savory filling that delivers a flavorful and moist chicken dish. Add fresh basil, Feta and cheddar cheeses to ensure these Stuffed Chicken Breasts are packed with flavor!
Original recipe posted: April 2012 | Recipe updated: October 2019
I have felt mildly to moderately insane over the past few days. Dan has been immersed in a skydiving course, so the little boys and I have been flying solo. I try not to speak of bodily fluids too much on my food blog, but I will just say we have had our share of bodily-fluid-related incidents, as well as our share of meltdowns, tantrums and outbursts. Weee! Fun times! People keep telling me that one day I will miss this crazy time in our lives, so I do my best to absorb every bit of it.
One of the things that always keeps me feeling sane is cooking and baking! I was happy when a friend asked if I had any stuffed chicken breast recipes on my blog because I did not. I was more than happy to come up with a few options for her. Here is my first attempt. Enjoy this one! I will definitely make it again.
HOW TO MAKE STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS WITH ARTICHOKES
Easy to prepare, this cheese stuffed chicken recipe is a memorable meal!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 9×13-inch oven safe baking dishes with cooking spray or a light mist of olive oil, then set aside.
In each of 10 defrosted chicken breast halves (I made a huge batch, so cut back, as needed), cut a slit horizontally into the breast without going all the way through to the other side. Salt and pepper the outside of each chicken piece.
Chop the julienne sun-dried tomatoes.
Drain and chop artichoke hearts.
Chop fresh basil to equal a 1/2 cup.
In a medium bowl, combine: sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, chopped basil, crumbled feta cheese and cheddar cheese. Mix well.
Divide the mixture between the chicken breast halves and spoon into the openings.
Seal the ends as best as possible and secure the side of the chicken with 2 toothpicks each. Divide the chicken between the 2 prepared baking dishes.
Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
Remove the toothpicks and serve warm.
Fresh basil or fresh spinach leaves chopped and added to the filling are excellent options – try them both. The tomatoes and spinach make a delicious combo!
For a little spice, add a 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes into your creamy mixture.
I love garlic in everything – add 1 teaspoon of garlic powder to your mixture for a bump of flavor!
This dish can be prepared in a cast-iron skillet – it will brown the chicken nicely and cook evenly. Once you add the chicken, cook it 5-7 minutes (over medium high heat) on each side and then place a cover over the skillet to help the chicken finish cooking and the cheese melt for an additional 2-3 minutes.
If you don’t love feta, use fresh mozzarella cheese instead.
HOW TO SERVE STUFFED CHICKEN
Mashed potatoes are an easy and common choice. They are really easy to make a batch in the Instant Pot.
Cauliflower Mushroom Rice would also complement this meal and bonus, it’s a Whole30 recipe!
HOW MANY CALORIES IN A CHICKEN BREAST
There are approximately 90 calories in one chicken breast.
HOW MUCH PROTEIN IN A CHICKEN BREAST
There are approximately 16 grams of protein in one chicken breast.
HOW TO STORE STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS
Got leftovers? Add them into an airtight container and store them in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
HOW TO REHEAT STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS
To reheat, I advise doing so in the oven vs the microwave. Place the stuffed breasts into a baking dish and place into a 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes, or until heated through.
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