Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Roasted Vegetables and Herbed Brown Rice

Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Roasted Vegetables and Herbed Brown Rice
Prep 20 mins Cook 12 mins Roast 425°F 30 mins Microwave 2 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup soft sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 thin-sliced chicken breast halves (about 2 lbs)
  • 12 thin slices Genoa salami
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 7 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

Make It

1. In a bowl, with a fork, mash together feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, butter, 1 tsp of the oregano, 1/4 tsp of the salt, 1/4 tsp of the pepper and 2 tbsp warm water.

2. Spread 6 pieces of the chicken on a cutting board. Press about 2 tbsp of the cheese mixture down the center of each piece of chicken. Sandwich with remaining pieces of chicken, making sure to cover all the filling. Wrap each piece of stuffed chicken with 2 slices of the salami, pressing to adhere. Wrap each piece in plastic and refrigerate until cooking.

3. Place carrot sticks, green beans, 3 tsp of the oil, remaining 1/4 tsp each of the salt and pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Toss to coat; refrigerate until roasting.

4. Heat oven to 425 degrees . Heat 2 tsp of the remaining olive oil in a large stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat. Remove plastic from chicken and brown 3 pieces for 3 minutes. Flip and brown an additional 3 minutes. Transfer to a large baking dish. Repeat with remaining oil and chicken.

5. Meanwhile, spread carrots and green beans on a large baking sheet. Roast at 425 degrees for 10 minutes; stir. Add browned chicken to oven and roast veggies and chicken for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, until veggies are tender and internal temperature of chicken registers 165 degrees .

6. Warm rice in microwave 2 minutes. Stir in remaining 1 tsp oregano and the parsley. Serve with chicken and vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 404, Fat, total (g): 17, chol. (mg): 110, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 23, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 37, sodium (mg): 726, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.