Tomato-Cream Stuffed Chicken
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Transfer to an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 847 calories, 65g fat (34g saturated fat), 265mg cholesterol, 612mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 48g protein.
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!
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.
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.
Jan 5, 2014
This was so good. I made this with boneless chicken breasts and it turned out great. Will make this again!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Jul 31, 2011
awesome!!! the chicken had good flavoring and the meat was very moist, i will be making this recipe again.
Oct 29, 2010
this is definetely a keeper. can't wait to try it. thanks...