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Feta Pesto Chicken

chicken breasts flattened and stuffed with a mix of pesto and crumbled feta.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and tenderize the chicken breasts between two sheets of stretch wrap then season with dash of salt.
  2. Take basil leaves, olive oil, pine nuts and parmesan and blend to preference in a food processor, then gently mix in crumbled feta cheese (fat free if available).
  3. Place half of pesto feta mixture in the middle of each chicken breast and wrap the chicken around filling.
  4. Place the wrapped chicken seam side down on to a lightly oiled pan, drizzle with a touch of olive oil then lightly salt and pepper.
  5. Place in oven for 35-40 minutes uncovered.
  6. then turn broiler on high and broil for an additional 4-5 minutes.
  7. Drizzle drippings over plated chicken and serve.
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This was really tasty and easy to make - Yum!!
17 May 11 by member: M4MMC
I made a variation of this with steak and it was SOOOOOO good!
03 Feb 12 by member: PlumpP
excellent!!!
08 Feb 12 by member: dyrid
Great! I used pre-made pesto..next time I'll use fresh
27 Jan 14 by member: Tidygirl

     
 

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Nutrition summary:

There are 521 calories in 1 serving of Feta Pesto Chicken.
Calorie break-down: 49% fat, 2% carbs, 49% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 249
Calories 522
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 27.63g 43%
  Saturated Fat 9.56g 48%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.986g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 13.208g  
Cholesterol 176mg 59%
Sodium 758mg 32%
Potassium 668mg  
Total Carbohydrate 2.29g 1%
  Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
  Sugars 1.68g  
Protein 62.91g  
 
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 30% Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
26%
of RDI*
(522 calories)
26% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (2%)
 
Fat (49%)
 
Protein (49%)
Carbohydrates, 2.29g (2%) Fat, 27.63g (49%) Protein, 62.91g (49%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories