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Tapenade-Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Tapenade-Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

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I created this recipe for my husband, who absolutely loves olives. I usually make a larger batch of the olive tapenade and serve it with bread or crackers as a snack or appetizer. —Jessica Levinson, Nyack, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 4 pitted Greek olives
  • 4 pitted Spanish olives
  • 4 pitted ripe olives
  • 1/4 cup roasted sweet red peppers, drained
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed chicken breast half (calculated without cheese) equals 264 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 367 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Place the first eight ingredients in a food processor; pulse until tomatoes and olives are coarsely chopped. Cut a pocket horizontally in the thickest part of each chicken breast. Fill with olive mixture; secure with toothpicks.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 8-10 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted in stuffing reads 165°. Sprinkle with cheese. Discard toothpicks before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tapenade-Stuffed Chicken Breasts in Taste of Home June/July 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed chicken breast half (calculated without cheese) equals 264 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 367 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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