Friday, December 11, 2009

Feta-Stuffed Chicken

I like feta cheese, but I don't have many recipes that use it, and most that do only use a small amount. So, I'm always looking for ways to use up whatever I have left. Sadly, I often end up letting some feta to go to waste. Then, one day, I got the idea that I could use it to stuff chicken. So, after looking around my kitchen, I came up with these feta-stuffed chicken breasts.


Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Serves 2
Prep Time - 10 minutes
Cook Time - 15 minutes

INGREDIENTS
2 chicken breasts, pounded thin
3-4 oz cream cheese, softened
feta cheese, to taste (I think I probably used about 1/4 - 1/3 cup)
1/2 tsp oregano
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt & pepper
flour, for dredging
1-2 TBSP olive oil

DIRECTIONS
Mix together cream cheese with feta, oregano, and garlic. Put about 1/2 of the mixture on each chicken breast and roll up. Secure with toothpicks, if necessary.

Season some flour with salt & pepper. Dredge the chicken in the seasoned flour. Shake off any excess.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan over medium to medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts to the pan and brown on all sides. If necessary to ensure the chicken is fully cooked, transfer to the oven and cook for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.

6 comments:

monica said...

Here's a yummy pasta salad recipe that we love at work (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-shrimp-and-orzo-recipe/index.html ). Feel free to leave out the shrimp.

Joanne said...

I love feta in salads, omelettes, and pasta dishes. This looks like another great way to use it! Bet it would be good stuffed with some spinach as well.

Karine said...

That is a great way to cook with chicken! I love, love feta :)

Chef Aimee said...

I am always looking for new chicken recipes...thanks for sharing this one. Feta is a staple in my house and with my family...yummy!

Courtenay said...

YUM!

Ben said...

Oh nice! That's a great way to use feta and it does sound delicious!