Tomato and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts

by jenna on November 30, 2012

Oh man, do I have the easiest, most delicious, dinner for you tonight. Seriously! I made this chicken the other night as a way to use up whatever I had left in the fridge and it turned out so good. Adam loved it, but that doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. The man would eat a shoe if it was covered in feta.

Plump chicken breasts are stuffed with a Mediterranean-inspired blend of tomatoes and feta cheese, then baked to perfection. If you can even believe it, this recipe only has FOUR ingredients! Told ya it was simple. It’s perfect for a quick weeknight meal or you could jazz it up for company.

To make this, just cook some canned diced tomatoes with a little feta until most of the liquid has absorbed and the mixture is creamy. And when I say a “little” feta, I clearly mean a heaping half cup of feta.

My three cooking rules go as follows — when in doubt, add more feta, booze and garlic salt.

That, my children, is the secret to life.

Friday night dinner is DONE.

I served these with roast brussels and a rosemary quinoa brown rice blend that the folks over at Fair Trade gifted me a couple weeks ago when I had lunch at their office in Oakland. It was the perfect little dinner and incredibly satisfying {especially when followed by banana pudding}.

Happy Friday, friends!

Tomato and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts

serves 2-4

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Ingredients:

2 large chicken breasts, skin on — about 1.5 lbs

1 cup diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

pinch of salt and pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 8″ baking dish with nonstick spray.

Simmer the diced tomatoes over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes, until most of the liquid has absorbed. Add the feta cheese and stir well to combine. Remove from heat.

Carefully cut a deep pocket in both chicken breasts. Spoon filling in as far back as you can, filling up the pocket completely. Place stuffed chicken breasts in your baking dish and sprinkle each with salt and pepper.

Bake chicken breasts for 40-45 minutes, until skin is golden brown and chicken has cooked through completely.

Time:

1 hour

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Jacquelyn B November 30, 2012 at 3:41 am

That looks delicious! Thanks for giving an idea for dinner tonight :-)

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Kathryn November 30, 2012 at 3:57 am

This is perfect – love these flavours (and I’m totally with Adam on the eating a shoe covered in feta thing).

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 30, 2012 at 4:32 am

Ooh this does sound delicious! Stuffed chicken of any sort is one of my favourite dinners. I usually make it with sauteed mushrooms in white wine, but I’m totally trying your version too! :) Happy Friday!

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Kim November 30, 2012 at 5:22 am

That looks yummy!!!
I love your 3 rules of cooking – especially the feta and booze!!

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Joelle (on a pink typewriter) November 30, 2012 at 5:26 am

This looks soooo yummy!

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance November 30, 2012 at 5:30 am

I love stuffed chicken breasts. Eating chicken so much can get boring–so stuffing it jazzes it up a bit. I recently did sundried tomatoes and parmesan. This combo looks great, too!

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Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) November 30, 2012 at 5:47 am

I love how simple this recipe is – it looks absolutely delicious!

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape November 30, 2012 at 6:06 am

This is so delicious looking! Great recipe, Jenna!

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Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite November 30, 2012 at 6:25 am

I LOVE feta! Looks delicious!

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em @ simplypresent November 30, 2012 at 6:37 am

Mediterranean-style food is one of my favorites! Gotta love the feta!
It even looks simple enough that I could make it!

Have a great weekend :)

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Molly@RDexposed November 30, 2012 at 6:42 am

M boyfriend always cracks open a beer when a pan is getting sticky. It always does the trick!
Side note: taking in your salted caramel chocolate cookie bars to work today!

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Bev @ Bev Cooks November 30, 2012 at 6:45 am

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Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats November 30, 2012 at 6:52 am

This sounds incredible..I looooooove feta!

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Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough November 30, 2012 at 7:09 am

Oh, I like your secret to life. :) This looks scrumdiddlyumptious.

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock November 30, 2012 at 7:15 am

Feta…chicken….tomatoes. I love ALL these things ;)

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vanillasugarblog November 30, 2012 at 7:23 am

LOL What Bev said above!!

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Jen Papaya November 30, 2012 at 8:16 am

this looks so perfect for a friday night after a way too long work week

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Meg @ In the Kitchen & On the Run November 30, 2012 at 8:34 am

SO making this tonight. Great idea!

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Emily @ Emily Eats and Runs November 30, 2012 at 8:35 am

This is definitely going on my to-cook list! Thanks!

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Becky @ Olives n Wine November 30, 2012 at 8:39 am

This looks amazing. I’m going to try it tonight and include some kalamata olives in the mix!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks November 30, 2012 at 9:08 am

I love feta & baked tomatoes. Have a great weekend, Jenna!

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe November 30, 2012 at 9:27 am

Holy easy batman! This looks fantastic!
PS. I wholeheartedly agree with your feta philosophy. Especially in salads!

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A farmer in the dell November 30, 2012 at 9:58 am

I love your three rules for cooking. This looks fabulous!

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Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit November 30, 2012 at 10:21 am

This dish looks amazing. I especially love that it looks so gourmet but only has four ingredients! That’s my kind of cooking :D.

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kim@hungryhealthygirl November 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

I love simple chicken recipes! Always great to have new ideas to vary things up!

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Caroline L. November 30, 2012 at 11:38 am

You always come up with the simplest & yummiest looking food! Kudos!

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Kari@Loaves n Dishes November 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Anything stuffed looks impressive, yet you’ve made it so simple; love it Jenna!

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Nakia November 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm

That looks absolutely delicious! I love how simple the ingredients are. Those are always the best meals.

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Gaby November 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm

stuffed chicken breasts are my jam!!! I want these stat!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Love this! Warm tomatoes + feta is one of my favourite combinations. I bet you and Adam would love this Ellie Krieger recipe too! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/baked-shrimp-with-tomatoes-and-feta-recipe/index.html

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luv what you do November 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm

This looks so easy and good! I can’t wait to make it! BTW, just started your book last night. I love your voice and ability to share your story!

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Emily @ Life on Food November 30, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I am kind of like Adam when it comes to feta. This looks amazing to me.

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish December 1, 2012 at 12:12 am

Easy recipes that make my mouth water also make me extremely happy. This one will be happening very soon. :-)

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Tina | My Life as a Mrs December 1, 2012 at 7:40 am

oh my goodness… this looks IN.CRED.IBLE.

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Katie @ SkinnyMinnieMoves December 1, 2012 at 8:03 am

My mom made these for me growing up! I miss them! Have to figure out a vegetarian recipe now :)

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Words Of Deliciousness December 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm

This chicken breast looks wonderful. The cheese and tomatoes stuffed into a chicken breast perfect dinner idea.

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Bekah @ She.Walks.In.Freedom December 1, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Yum! I’ll have to make this for my college friends! They will love it!

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Andrea December 2, 2012 at 2:57 pm

So I just made this for lunch (early dinner?) today, with roasted cauliflower and a romaine-fennel salad, and it was amazing. The chicken breast came out so tender and flavorful! Please keep up all of these delicious, hearty meals from which you can actually get up and walk :)

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Julia {The Roasted Root} December 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Ohhhhh Jenna! I love that the ingredient list on for this chicken recipe is short and to the point! It makes this healthy delicious chicken so easy to fashion up after work! My bf would LOVE this chicken too and I’m excited to try it! Like Adam, I’m a big feta lover and this chicken looks addicting! Smart thinking, lady!

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Julia December 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm

This looks delicious! I love feta cheese and like the idea of stuffing the chicken breast with it! Nothing beats getting a taste of it with every bite.

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Nikkilooch December 2, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I made these for dinner last night but with fresh tomatoes instead of canned. So good! Thanks for another great recipe!!!

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Tasha@Tashasdish December 3, 2012 at 11:34 pm

I made this tonight with some frozen tomatoes from my summer garden. I was a little low on feta, so I also added a big dollop of mascarpone cheese, and it was delightful. Thanks for the dinner idea!

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Carleton December 4, 2012 at 11:37 am

I fixed this recipe last night for my husband and we loved it! I added in chopped onions with the tomatoes and then put in spinach with the cheese, it was fantastic!

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Yosef - This American Bite December 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Impressive… love this idea. A dairy-free variation might have to make it’s way over to my blog too!

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Molly December 10, 2012 at 11:24 am

I made this last night and it was DELISH! My husband is skeptical of anything new and he cleaned his plate!!

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Laurie December 21, 2012 at 10:31 am

Bone in chicken? And skin on?

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Talia January 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I made these for dinner a couple weeks back and have to say that i cannot WAIT to make them again! Its amazing how little goes into this and what a tremendous flavor comes out. I had a bit of trouble figuring out how to stuff the chicken at first but once i got that down, i was good to go. SO amazing! Served with buttermilk mashed potatoes and green beans.

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Samantha February 12, 2013 at 10:58 am

Is it possible to make this dish with boneless-skinless chicken breasts? or won’t it work?

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jenna February 12, 2013 at 11:32 am

Nope, it should work just fine!

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Kat May 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I added a splash of white wine and green onions to the tomatoes while they cooked, I didn’t have any oregano so just used basil and it smells delicious. Can’t wait to taste it, I know it will be amazing. Can’t miss with feta!

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Bliss June 22, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Just made this! It came out SOOOOOO good and moist. I usually burn chicken but I got it right. I am NOT a cook and this was so easy to make! Thanks!

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cmmoxley December 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Is this with a bone-in breast or boneless?

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