posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 02:01 PM
I did this for a quick christmas eve dinner with the parent this year.
6 Medium Chicken Breasts
3 Medium Bell Peppers
6 oz Feta Cheese (herb seasoned variety preferred)
Seasoned Bread Crumbs
Dice the bell peppers into 1/2 inch cubes. Saute in hot pan with olive oil until soft. Set aside to cool.
Rinse the chicken breasts thoroughly and trim off any extra fat. Slice a pocket into each breast large enough to hold about 1/4 cup of stuffing.
Mix the cooled bell peppers with the Feta cheese. Dice together if the feta cheese is large chunks. You want a uniform size for the stuffing.
Split the cheese and pepper mixture into six equal parts and stuff the chicken breasts. The pocket should close around the stuffing. If it does not,
make the pocket a bit larger and try again.
Pour the bread crumbs into a bowl and place the chicken breasts one at a time in the bowl pressing them lightly into the bream crumbs to get an even
and thin coating on all sides. Be careful to keep the stuffing from spilling into the bread crumbs. Set the chicken breasts aside on a plate.
Heat up a skillet with 2 tbs of olive oil. When the olive oil is hot (moves freely around the skillet), place the chicken breasts in the skillet to
fry. Allow to fry on each side for approximately 4 minutes (adjust the heat to prevent burning).
Be sure to check each breast carefully to ensure you have cooked them completely.
I have served this over whole wheat fettucini with a pesto sauce. Also consider adding diced sundried tomatoes or garlic into the stuffing.