Chicken Stuffed with Cheese & Red Pepper Tapenade


Chicken stuffed with goat cheese & red pepper tapenade
Recipe type: Chicken Stuffed with Cheese & Red Pepper Tapenade
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Serves: 4
A greek inspired chicken dish that is light and refreshing.
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
  • 6 cups fresh washed spinach leaves
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup drained, chopped jarred roasted red peppers
  • 3 Tablespoons pitted and chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped capers
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 4 ounces Dr. Brown approved cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the garlic, shallot, and thyme for 2 minutes, until softened. Add the spinach, and sauté for 1 minute longer, until just wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Remove the skillet from the heat, and let the aromatics cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix the roasted red peppers with the olives, capers, and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Place about one-quarter of the spinach mixture in the center of each pounded chicken breast. Evenly divide the Dr. Brown approved cheese among the chicken breasts, placing a small piece over the spinach; then top with 1 tablespoon of the roasted red peppers.
  4. Fold the top of the breast over the filling to form a package, sealing the bottom of the chicken packages whenever needed. Place the chicken on a baking pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven 25 minutes. Uncover, brush the chicken with a little olive oil, and cook an additional 10 minutes, until the chicken is brown.

Kristen Barkley
Kristen Barkley
Kristen is a happily married mom to four beautiful and active children and is the co-founder of Marpé Wellness. She has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston and completed extensive coursework in the areas of nutrition and fitness. She is excited to be putting her education to use in an industry that she is passionate about where she can help others live a healthier and happier life.

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