Zucchini-Stuffed Chicken Recipe
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Zucchini-Stuffed Chicken Recipe

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Now that we're empty nesters, my husband is the brave one who gets to test my new recipes. This one quickly received a thumbs-up.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups diced zucchini
  • 1 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 387 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 517mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 44g protein.


  1. In a large ovenproof skillet, saute onion in 1 tablespoon oil for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add zucchini and red pepper; saute for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in the cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Carefully loosen the skin on one side of each chicken breast to form a pocket; stuff with vegetable mixture.
  3. In the same skillet, brown chicken skin side down in remaining oil. Turn chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Zucchini-Stuffed Chicken in Country Extra March 2001, p49

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amanduh1731 User ID: 5660697 30826
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"This recipie was awesome! I took the advice of another reviewer and used boneless skinless chicken that was thin sliced by the butcher to make little roll ups. PHENOMENOL! Also, since this recipe didnt call for any spices on the chicken, i drizzeled olive oil and spices on it once in the oven. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this recipe!"

daisey5 User ID: 146806 71590
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"To cut back on the fat I used skinless boneless chicken breasts. I flattened them out and put the zucchini mixture in the middle and rolled them up and then baked them. They were very good."

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