Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Chicken Breast
Looks like I’ve been having my fill of BBQ this summer. Every Friday I pull it out and start improvising with whatever I have at hand that day. So the other day I opened an almost empty, un-inspiring fridge, to discover that I sill have a couple frozen chicken breasts, cream and blue cheese, olives, lemons, parsley and garlic and butter. “Garlic and butter!” I thought to myself… I am saved!
The Art of Slitting
Use this recipe as a guideline for stuffed chicken breasts. You can use whatever you have available to stuff, from spinach to pesto, dried fruit (like figs or apricots), artichoke hearts or asparagus tips. If it comes down to anything that you might have to pay attention to is how to slit the breast to make a nice pocket without ripping it.
The way I found it works is by placing the breast half horizontally on a cutting board and making an incision on the plumpier side of the breast not wider than say 1 inch then carefully making the inside pocket wider, working with the tip of your knife, going as close as possible to the edges without ripping.Once you stuff the breast, seal it with a wooden toothpick and off you go!
The ones here were stuffed with a mix of cream, Parmesan, blue cheese butter and garlic mix, sun dried tomato halves, olives and parsley
I marinated my stuffed chicken breasts in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, parsley and garlic for about 1 hour before they went on a hot charcoal grill. There I had to babysit them pretty often by turning every 5 minutes or so, I got a nice crust and color.
So, really, try your hand at this — you will impress yourself and those around you!
10 thoughts on “Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Chicken Breast”
Lovely blog, nice picture and mouthwathering recipe 🙂 New follower! xoxo
Debby! Thanks for the comment and follow!!! Great blog you have there BTW! Following you as well. keep in touch! Cheers!
Thanks for the information concerning preparing stuffed chicken breasts-makes things a little easier. Your picture does look tasty-thanks for sharing this one.
Wow – this looks amazing! Your picture is a feast for the eyes!
Looks wonderful! Very nice selection of flavors, and nice tips on preparing the chicken for stuffing 🙂
I love that ‘saved’ feeling when looking for what to prepare next! Nice post 🙂
Hi Gabi! Your photos are simply stunning, and it’s really feast to the eyes. I really love your recipe here for the stuffed chicken breast and the tips provided. Can’t wait to make this for my own next meal. Yummm.. thanks for popping by too. Cheers, Jo
Thanks Jo! You’re very welcome! Let me know how it turns out. It’s a delicate work but it is well worth, you’ll see…
This looks delicious!!! Will try it soon 🙂