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Tomato-Cream Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Tomato-Cream Stuffed Chicken Recipe

For a pretty presentation at your holiday gathering, reach for this impressive recipe. The sun-dried tomato sauce is great with the chicken as well as grilled veggies.—Jaqui Humphrey, Kirkland, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 3/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, combine first five ingredients. Carefully loosen the skin on one side of each chicken breast to form a pocket; spread cheese mixture under the skin. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown chicken on both sides in butter and oil.
  • 2. Transfer to an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine wine, tomatoes, shallot, garlic and basil. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook until reduced by half. Add cream and butter. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 847 calories, 65g fat (34g saturated fat), 265mg cholesterol, 612mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 48g protein .

Reviews for Tomato-Cream Stuffed Chicken

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murrworm88 216897
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"Delicious! Quick and easy to prepare and looked absolutely elegant! I did not both to brown my chicken, rather just threw it in the oven for 40-45 mins- perfection!"

Junmer 174841
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"My family don't like chicken breast but I made this for dinner tonight and everyone love it. This is delicious and the chicken was moist and tasty. Thanks for sharing this recipe."

Igraine32 89083
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"I forgot to buy the spinach, but I didn't miss it. This was so rich and decadent! What a treat meal. Oh and I followed most of the suggestions and just used boneless, skinless breasts."

xlsalbums 174238
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"This was so good. I made this with boneless chicken breasts and it turned out great. Will make this again!"

hchambers 106790
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"Great dish and very flavorful. I too used boneless chicken breast as it is easier to work with and cooked up faster. I will definitely make this again."

mac6150 105302
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"This is a great dish, the only things I did different is use a different cheese, instead of the mozzarella cheese I used a smoked Havarti cheese which has a more unique flavor. I also used boneless chicken breast and cut a pocket in the breast to stuff with the cheese mixture. I omitted the pan frying and placed directly in the oven. This may have reduced the fat content a little, but lets face it, you don't prepare this dish to watch calories. The sauce was to die for, it really surprised me. I used chicken stock instead of wine. This is a great dish to prepare if you want to impress someone."

6foreverpaws 105301
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"Followed the receipe but was disappointed with the results. I will make this again but use boneless chicken and layer it in a casserole form. The mixture and sauce had a great taste, just was not pleased using the bone in chicken breast."

mcvacek 162869
Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"I used skinless, boneless breasts and just cut a slit in the chicken to make a pocket. It was AMAZING! I thought that I could just use the extra stuffing to top the chicken and that would be great, but the wine sauce really adds a great pop of flavor, a great finishing touch!"

jicook13 173081
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"awesome!!! the chicken had good flavoring and the meat was very moist, i will be making this recipe again."

carrotop_f 89082
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"this is definetely a keeper.  can't wait to try it.  thanks..."

butterfly11angel 101337
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"Very yummy! I think I will make the sauce to put on potatoes/rice. This was great, and it will be in our regular rotation."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.