Cooking for a Cause: Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breast

Servings: 8

Nutrition facts:

  • 210 calories
  • 10.3 g fat
  • 1.8 g carbohydrates
  • 98 mg cholesterol (no more than 300 mg per day!)
  • 266 mg sodium
  • 43 mg calcium

*Recipe courtesy of Time Inc.


  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olives (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven on a broiler setting.
  • Cut the bell peppers in half (lengthwise).
  • Place the pepper halves on a foil line baking sheet.
  • Broil the peppers for 15 minutes or until they have blackened.
  • Once the peppers are cooked, finely chop them.
  • Bring the stove-top and skillet to medium heat.
  • Combine the bell peppers, feta cheese, olives and basil. Sauté.
  • Cut the chicken breasts horizontally.
  • Stuff 2 tablespoons of the sautéed mixture into each slit chicken breast.
  • Sprinkle the chicken with seasonings for taste (1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper).
  • Place the chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray.
  • Grill the stuffed chicken for 10 minutes on each side or until the sides are cooked thoroughly.
  • Place the chicken in the oven to bake on the inside for 15 to 20 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.