Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breast

Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breast

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

4 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 20 min

310 calories per serving 


Ingredients

2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless   600 g
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil   23 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
100 g Oka cheese, or cheddar , sliced    
1 pears, peeled, cored, then thinly sliced   150 g

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

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (180g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

310

Fat

13 g

21 %

Saturated 5 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

15 %

Iron

10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¼ serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: ½ serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Claims

Free :
Added Sugar
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

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This recipe is in the following categories: Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Bake

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