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Bacon-Feta Stuffed Chicken

Chicken breasts are incredibly versatile, and I think feta cheese is so underrated. You can buy feta in so many different flavors...basil and tomato is our favorite.—Vicki Smith, Okeechobee, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

Directions

  • Carefully cut a slit in the deepest part of each chicken breast. Fill with bacon and cheese; secure with toothpicks. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil.
  • Drain one can of tomatoes; add to skillet. Stir in the remaining tomatoes; sprinkle with basil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Simmer, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 165°, and the tomato mixture is thickened, 5 minutes longer. Discard toothpicks.
Nutrition Facts
1 stuffed chicken breast half with 2/3 cup tomatoes: 237 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 766mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • deannasnz
    Feb 2, 2014

    Surprisingly simple and quite good. Another time I'd add a little more flavour to the tomatoes.

  • hbaseley
    Aug 6, 2013

    Good recipe, have made many times since it was first published. Easy and healthy.

  • laleone2
    Sep 6, 2012

    Just saw the local Providence news use this recipe! Missed it on tv, so I searched for it & who would thunk it's a fellow Okeechobee, Floridian who posted it?Lived there for over 30 years! Wow...This is a fantastic recipe & it shold be re-posted & brought to the light of day again!Delicious! Only drawback? Need to double for my family of 4! No leftovers in my house & everyone wanted more!

  • tlgilmore
    Apr 6, 2011

    I made this tonight. Very good!! Can't wait to see how the leftovers are.

  • vajudybug
    Nov 15, 2008

    I have made this so many times and it's so good and looks pretty

  • cyoung55
    Jun 30, 2008

    I used salsa instead of diced tomatoes and sprinkled a tablespoon of feta cheese into the salsa while cooking. Hubby said it was awesome!