Mediterranean Marvel: Feta-Stuffed Chicken Delight

Dive into the heart of the Mediterranean with this exquisite dish that marries juicy chicken with the creamy tang of feta cheese. Each bite unveils a delightful surprise of feta, bringing a burst of flavor that's complemented by the tender succulence of the chicken. 

It's a culinary journey that transports you straight to sun-kissed Grecian shores.

The image showcases a close-up of the creamy texture of the feta stuffing inside the chicken, with visible herbs and crumbled cheese.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes

The Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields 4 servings.
  • Ideal Serving Size: 200g per serving.

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calorie Count: 420 kcal/serving
  • Macronutrients:
    • Proteins: 38g
    • Carbohydrates: 2g
    • Fats: 28g
  • Sodium: 310mg
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5g

Ingredients, Measured in Grams

  • Chicken breasts: 800g
  • Feta cheese (crumbled): 200g
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Fresh herbs (parsley, dill): 20g
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

A Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F).
  2. Make a slit in each chicken breast, creating a pocket. Be careful not to cut all the way through.
  3. In a bowl, mix crumbled feta cheese with finely chopped fresh herbs.
  4. Stuff each chicken breast with the feta mixture, ensuring it's well packed.
  5. Season the stuffed chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  6. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sear the chicken breasts on each side until golden brown.
  7. Transfer the seared chicken to a baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until fully cooked.
  8. Remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes before serving.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Adding some chopped sun-dried tomatoes to the feta mixture can enhance the Mediterranean flavor.
  • Pair the dish with a refreshing Greek salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use goat cheese instead of feta? Yes, goat cheese can be a suitable alternative, offering a slightly different flavor profile.
  • How do I ensure the cheese doesn't leak out while baking? Properly sealing the chicken pocket and not overstuffing can help prevent leakage.