Greek-style stuffed chicken and salad recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 3
Prep: 05 min
Cooking: 30 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 342 kCal 17%
Fat 12.9g 18%
  -  Saturates 4.8g 24%
Carbohydrates 7.2g 17%
  -  of which Sugars 6.7g 7%
Protein 48.2g 96%
Salt 0.4g 7%
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  • In this Greek-style stuffed chicken and salad recipe, each chicken breast is packed with a four-ingredient stuffing.

    The stuffing is made from spinach, shallots, mint, and feta cheese. The flavour from the shallots and mint pair wonderfully together alongside the creamy feta cheese. Roast the chicken for just 25 minutes in the oven. Serve with a homemade salad made from cucumber, tomatoes, and red peppers. Drizzle in sherry vinegar and extra virgin olive oil and serve.

    Ingredients

    • 4 blocks frozen spinach
    • 2tbsp frozen chopped shallot
    • 2tsp olive oil
    • 1tsp dried mint
    • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
    • 4 skinless chicken breasts
    • ½ lemon
    • Splash white wine or sherry
    • ½ cucumber, chopped
    • 400g tomatoes, cut into chunks
    • 1 large roasted red pepper, cut into strips
    • 1tsp dried or fresh oregano
    • 2tsp sherry vinegar
    • 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil

    Method

    • Defrost the spinach. Cook the shallot in the olive oil with the mint. Stir in the spinach, season well, then add the feta.

    • Make a deep, horizontal incision in each chicken breast to make a pocket. Stuff the spinach mixture inside and seal with a couple of cocktail sticks.

    • Put the chicken into a roasting tin, brush with a little oil, squeeze over the lemon and add the wine and a splash of water. Cook for 25 mins.

    • Make the salad by mixing together the remaining ingredients, then drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Serve the chicken with the salad and the pan juices drizzled over.

    Top tips for making Greek-style stuffed chicken and salad

    If the mint is a bit too strong for you in this recipe, use basil leaves instead as they will still flavour the dish, but the taste will be subtle.

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