Chicken Breasts Stuffed With Olives and Feta

I remember the first time I had stuffed chicken breasts and thought why would anyone go to all the trouble of stuffing individual chicken breasts. Once I tasted it I then knew why as it was delicious.

Over the years I've followed different recipes to make stuffed chicken breasts. Yesterday I decided to come up with my own recipe for the stuffing and I must say they came out very tasty.

To go along with the breasts I served vegetables, a garden salad along with oven fries/chips. Included below is a recipe for the oven fries.

Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: Serves 4 people

Ingredients for the stuffing

Bread cubes, garlic, onions, feta cheese, black olives, and Greek seasoning
Bread cubes, garlic, onions, feta cheese, black olives, and Greek seasoning | Source

Ingredients for Stuffed Chicken Breasts

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups of cubed bread
  • 1/4 cup of sliced black olives
  • 2 cloves of garlic, grated or pressed
  • 1 cup of chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup of Feta cheese, that has been soaked in brine
  • 1 tsp of Greek seasoning
  • 4-8 slices of Prosciutto ham
  • 12 toothpicks
  • 4 tbs of Greek salad dressing
  • vegetable or olive oil cooking spray

Why feta that's in brine?

I used the wet feta rather than the dryer type as I didn't have anything in the stuffing recipe that would give the stuffing any moisture other than the grated garlic. If you want to use another type of cheese or the dryer feta I would suggest adding an egg to the dressing mix.

Four chicken breasts stuffed and ready to go into the oven.
Four chicken breasts stuffed and ready to go into the oven. | Source
Cooked stuffed chicken breast
Cooked stuffed chicken breast | Source

Instructions

  1. You can either start by preparing your chicken breasts to stuff or prepare the stuffing first. Take the washed chicken breast and with a sharp knife slice vertically into the thick part on the side of the meat making a pocket. When you make the slice don't slice all the way through.
  2. For the stuffing cut up and cube or tear any type of bread or rolls you may have, yielding 2 cups. Add the bread cubes to a bowl along with sliced black olives, grated garlic, chopped onions, feta cheese that comes in brine, and Greek seasoning. Mix everything together really well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an oven safe dish or pan with cooking oil spray and set aside.
  4. Split the stuffing mix into 4 sections mushing each section in the palm of your hand. Push the stuffing mix into each chicken breast pocket spreading evenly.
  5. Wrap each chicken breast with one or two slices of prosciutto ham, and fasten into place with toothpicks making sure to close up the sliced pockets in the chicken breasts.
  6. Place the chicken breasts into the pan and drizzle with Greek salad dressing. Pop into the oven for 30 - 35 minutes or until cooked. If using a meat thermometer it should read 160 - 165.

If you think you may like this please rate my recipe.

5 stars from 12 ratings of Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Oven fries seasoned, oiled and ready to pop into the oven.
Oven fries seasoned, oiled and ready to pop into the oven. | Source

Oven Fries/Chips

These are a tad bit thicker than what a chip would be and they went along quite well with the chicken breasts.

Ingredients

  • 6 large russet potatoes
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • garlic powder
  • Cajun spice
  • Sea Salt

Instructions for the Oven Fries

  1. Wash and thinly slice the potatoes. Place the sliced ones in a bowl of cold water until all potatoes are sliced. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F
  3. Toss in a bowl with the extra virgin olive oil. Place all the sliced oiled potatoes onto an oven safe pan. I used an extra large pizza pan. Sprinkle with spices and place into the oven for 15 - 20 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with sea salt and ENJOY!

Let's Eat!

Stuffed chicken breasts with oven fries, mixed vegetables, and a side garden salad.
Stuffed chicken breasts with oven fries, mixed vegetables, and a side garden salad. | Source

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Sharyn, I think you are too.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

You are such a good cook SZ. Your hubby and kids are lucky. I hope they are thankful too. Pinned and shared.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RH, Glad that you came back to have a look at the video. It is pretty easy :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Cool! Just came back to check the video out on the laptop - and so glad I did! I never knew how to properly stuff a chicken breast! That looks pretty easy when you show exactly how to do that - I know I can now! It does look tedious and difficult when you see a photo in a book - I just think "right - just slice and stuff that little breast?" I never really thought it was that simple!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Prasetio, Thanks and hope you have a great weekend!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love chicken and I really enjoy your recipes, it sound delicious. I'll share this hub with my mom. I believe that she'll love to see the video and the step by step about how to make the stuffed chicken breast. Good job, my friend. Voted up!

Prasetio


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Mama Kim, Thanks so much, hope you enjoy the recipe.


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

Oh that looks fantastic!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe ^_^ I will definitely make these! Voted up and shared!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Austinstar, I suppose you could make it with the boxed stuffing, although when I stuff a turkey I always make homemade stuffing. Bread, celery, onions, garlic, savory seasoning, pepper, and a few raw eggs. Let me know if you want and I'll send you the recipe.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RH, When you get on your laptop give it a try :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

healthylife, Thanks for coming back to let me know that you made this and that your family enjoyed it.


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Love stuffed chicken breasts. You make it look so easy. I suppose one could use boxed stuffing and some cream gravy from a jar (lower fat) and it would taste something like turkey and dressing.

Thanks for the tips, I will probably try stuffing some chicken breasts this week.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Rajan, Thank you and I hope that you enjoy the stuffed chicken.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

drbj, Thanks and hope you enjoy the chicken breasts.

Minnetonka Twin, and Ruby, Thank you both and let me know if you enjoy the recipe.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Darn it - wanted to see the video and it will not play on my iPad!


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healthylife2 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

I made it last night and the ham was a little burned and the stuffing was falling out but my family loved it so I guess that's what counts. I think I will get better at it.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

barbergirl, I've done that with pork chops too and thank goodness for toothpicks :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RH, Next time I make it I'll FedX some to you :)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Very useful video with an exciting recipe, Susan. Would certainly like to try this. Bookmarking the hub. Voted up and interesting.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh this is one that i will definitely make. It looks so good..Thank's Susan.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

Hi Susan and thanks for the great recipe's and demonstration of how to stuff the chicken. I am sooooo excited to try this chicken recipe and 'WOW' my family. I hit all buttons except funny.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Your video makes it look really easy, Susan, so I promise to try this stuffed chicken breast recipe. And I like the way you baked the taters, too.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

This looks delicious but I have to say, I had a little chuckle when reading this because I had a little flashback of my own cooking, and you made making that pocket look sooooo easy! Anyway, I wanted to make this stuffed pork chop recipe and I needed to make pockets in them. Needless to say, the wrong pork chops were bought. So I used two and sandwiched the stuffing in between. The tasted just as good but didn't look nearly as pretty as what yours did right here! :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Glimmer Twin Fan, Thank you :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Yum! It's lunch time here - I'd love some!


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

Wow! This looks delicious and the video was very helpful. Feta is so good and adds such a great tang.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Paula, I knew you were kidding :) Thanks for coming back again!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Susan....I was kidding about the gravy....some recipe's are great without gravy.....I don't normally use gravy anyway.....like to cut the calories where ever possible!!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Mhatter, That is so true. There are endless ways to stuff a chicken breast.

TT, Thanks again :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Paula, OOPs! Sorry about the gravy :) ... Some days all I did was look at recipe hubs but then I had to stop because the pounds were really starting to show.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Peggy, Thanks so much.

TT, Thanks ... it is easy:)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Wow, those look good enough to eat! :)


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this. As I'm sure you know, once one understands this concept, the possibilities are endless. thanks


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

LaThing, You can always leave the ham out all together or wrap them in bacon.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Senoritaa, Hope you like the recipe.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

OK....there's definitely something strange going on with me today. I RARELY, if ever read recipe hubs......yet this is my THIRD one today. The foods just happen to be something that pulled me in. "Stuffed Chicken Breast" ...I love. Your recipe is wonderful.......the whole hub is great.

One question, girl..........WHERE'S THE GRAVY???? LOL


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Awesome recipe and video, Susan! You make it look so darn easy! :)


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Susan,

I gave this recipe 5 stars plus some up votes. I wrote a similar stuffed chicken recipe but yours has many more ingredients and judging from what they are...I know that this would be delicious. Nice job on the video! Tweeted!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Frank, You're welcome :)

Kelley, Thank you, it's my first video for HubPages and I was reluctant to post it.

Vicki, Thanks so much.

healthylife, Let me know it goes.


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Looks delicious..... Have to try out the whole meal. I have a question, just like Frank :)

Can we use something else other then Prosciutto Ham?


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

This one looks easy and delicious. Would have never thought of stuffing chicken breasts! Have to try for sure.


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healthylife2 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

I'm not the best cook but am going to try to make this during the week. The video makes it look so easy...guess I'll find out.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

These look yummy, Susan! Will have to bookmark this recipe. I love the photo at the end. So pretty.Well done!


kelleyward 4 years ago

Great video! Really enjoyed this. Going to put it on my to-do list! Voted up and shared! Kelley


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

thanks!!!!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Frank, You can use Italian or mix up a bit of olive oil, lemon juice and a few spices if you like.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Now Just asksusan this is up my alley.. one question can we use something in place of the Greek salad dressing, like maybe Italian? just asking don't throw me out of the kitchen!!! :)

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