Greek Garlic and Herb-Stuffed Grilled Chicken Breasts

A warm evening, a glass of wine, and tender grilled chicken filled with herb-flecked cheese and olives--perfect.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

1
container (4 oz) garlic-and-herbs spreadable cheese
1/3
cup coarsely chopped kalamata olives, patted dry
1/3
cup finely chopped green onions
1 1/2
teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts
1
tablespoon olive oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, stir together cheese, olives, onions and oregano. Place chicken breasts flat on cutting surface. Cut a lengthwise slit in each chicken breast forming a pocket, keeping other 3 sides intact. Stuff each chicken with cheese mixture; secure with toothpicks. Brush chicken with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 2 Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).

Expert Tips

Feta is an authentic substituted for the spreadable cheese.

Kalamata olives are a dark eggplant color with a rich and fruity flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
400mg
400%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.