Feta and Oregano Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Saturday, April 9, 2011

This recipe is an adaptation of Chicken Chevre, with a greek twist.  I grow fresh oregano in my raised garden out back, and right now even in early spring, I have an abundance of it.  This is a really nice, juicy baked chicken recipe that can come together in a matter of minutes.

Feta and Oregano Stuffed Chicken Breasts

2-3 bone-in, skin on chicken breasts
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced
4-5 sprigs fresh oregano, leaves reserved
juice 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Rinse and gently pull skin away from 3 of the 4 sides of the chicken breast, being careful not to detach the 4th side.  Pat chicken dry and move to a 9x12 glass baking dish.  Drizzle lightly with olive oil, and season outside and inside of the skin lightly with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile in a small mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients to create a stuffing.  Gently tuck the stuffing under the skin of the chicken, smoothing the skin overtop.  Finish with a light drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar overtop.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until internal temperature reads about 150.  Allow chicken to rest for 5-10 minutes, lightly covered with foil, the chicken will rise to about 160 degrees without drying the meat.

I served this alongside the Squash and Zucchini Salad.  It was a delicious variation of one of our all time favorites.


Upupaepops said...

what a good idea!

I sometimes do likewise with a Game Hen, Make a ball of the cheeeses and herbs and put it in the hen cavity.

after the hen is roasted use the cheese as a bread spread. Or put on potato or rice

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