Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dill and Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

After last night's labor-intensive japchae, I wanted to make something incredibly simple for dinner.  I perused the contents of my fridge and found some dill and feta.  With some bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts, a simple salad, and some steamed brown basmati rice, I had a fabulous dinner.  (Note: I used bone-in chicken because that's what I had...I'm sure they would be good with boneless chicken as well, but the cooking time would be shorter.)

Stuffed chicken breasts don't occur enough in my life.  They are so easy and SO GOOD!  I want to stuff them with all kinds of things now!  Do you have any brilliant ideas for me?

2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts
1/4 cup crumbled feta
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tsp chopped fresh dill
a pinch of salt
a pinch of pepper
6 thin slices of lemon
2 tsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 F
Mix together the feta, garlic, dill, salt, and pepper
Cut a slit in the breast and stuff the cheese mixture inside.
Place in a baking pan.
Top with lemon slices and drizzle with olive oil.  Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
Bake for about 40 minutes, removing the lemons about halfway through so the skin gets crispy.
If you are really paranoid like I am, make sure the internal temperature is 165 F.  


Steph said...

Simple dishes to you seem complicated to me! I've never had stuffed chicken before.. maybe it's time I tried it.

Joelen said...

Mmm - I love the dill/feta/lemon combo! It sounds so refreshing and light. I think chicken is a mild enough meat to handle any sort of combo. :)

Vera said...

Cate, the dish looks mouthwatering! The last time I stuffed chicken I used a thick slice of brie wrapped into a thin slice of deli ham. It wasn't bad.

Lisa said...

Looks delicious! I love dill and feta. Can't wait to try it!

That Girl said...

I love easy dishes where the finished product doesn't look easy!

Anonymous said...

I love when things are so simple and yet present and taste so great! This is definitely one of those. Looks fantastic!

Jaime said...

I saw your post on Amber's blog about cheddar dill bread and looked up this post you mentioned. It looks so good! I've never had much luck stuffing chicken, but you've inspired me to try again.

Anonymous said...

Ooooo this looks delicious!!!! I have leftover dill from my home made pickle adventure last weekend... What a refreshing combination.