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Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breast

113 Reviews
94% would make this recipe again

Chicken breasts stuffed with cheese and pear slices, then baked.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 20 min
310 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless 600 g
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil 23 mL
100 g Oka cheese, sliced
1 pears, peeled, cored, then thinly sliced 150 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF.
  2. Peel and core the pears, then slice them thinly. Set aside.
  3. Cut each whole chicken breast in 2 half lengthwise. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts, then sear until golden-brown, about 3 min on each side. Season with salt and pepper. Remove the pan from the heat, then let it rest a few minutes.
  4. Butterfly the chicken breasts by splitting the thickness in half with a cut starting on one side and slicing to almost, but not completely through to the other side. With the butterflied breasts folded back together, insert the cheese and pear slices inside the cut. Lay the chicken breasts in an ovenproof dish along with any of the cooking juices.
  5. Bake in the middle of the oven until the chicken is cooked and the top is browned, 15 min. Serve on the warmed plates.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (180g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

310

Fat

13 g

21 %

Saturated 5.3 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

27 %

Cholesterol

110 mg

Sodium

230 mg

10 %

Carbohydrate

5 g

2 %

Fibre

1 g

4 %

Sugars

3 g

Protein

40 g

Vitamin A

4 %

Vitamin C

2 %

Calcium

14 %

Iron

9 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : ¼ serving
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : ½ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 ½ servings

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of  :
Vitamin B12
Excellent source of  :
Niacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits ½
Meat and Alternatives 5
Fats 2

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Members' Reviews

113 Reviews (108 with rating only ) 94% would make this recipe again
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klarivi
january 28, 2012

bland and boring. would not make again.

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beentsy
april 20, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

This was gorgeous! I stuffed it with pears slices, herbes de Provence and Gouda cheese. I also wrapped each breast half in a slice of Rosemary ham before putting it in the oven. Mmmmmm. Will be making this again for sure.

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darcyc
april 14, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

I thought this was delicious! (but, I may have used a bit of extra cheese....and I used marble, but it was so good!)

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Ronaldenney
april 12, 2010

Followed the recipe exactly. Found the chicken to be pretty tasteless - cheese (cheddar) and pear slices didn't lend much flavor. Marinated - it might have a chance.

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TaraFraser
november 28, 2008 | I would make this recipe again

I think my chicken breasts might have been a bit small, because butterflying them was a bit tricky. But my best friend loved the pairing of cheese with pears. I will definitely make this recipe again.

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Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Halal | Diabetes-friendly | Bake

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beentsy
april 20, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

This was gorgeous! I stuffed it with pears slices, herbes de Provence and Gouda cheese. I also wrapped each breast half in a slice of Rosemary ham before putting it in the oven. Mmmmmm. Will be making this again for sure.

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klarivi
january 28, 2012

bland and boring. would not make again.

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darcyc
april 14, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

I thought this was delicious! (but, I may have used a bit of extra cheese....and I used marble, but it was so good!)

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