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Feta Filled Chicken Breasts with Cumin, Tomatoes, and Mint

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 20 min.
Feta cheese, mint, cumin, and tomatoes fill these chicken breasts with the flavors of the Mediterranean.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breast halves, pre-marinated in lemon-pepper sauce
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs ginger, minced
  • 4 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 6 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 Tbs fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbs fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Directions

  • In side of each chicken breast halve, make slit. Stuff one quarter of feta cheese into each pocket.
  • In large, non-stick skillet over high heat, warm olive oil. Add chicken; sauté on each side until nicely browned and cooked throughout, about 5 - 8 minutes per side. Remove chicken from heat and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium. In the same skillet, add ginger, cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper. Saute one minute. Stir in tomatoes; cook until they become sauce-like, about 6 minutes. Stir in parsley, mint, sugar and salt.
  • Return chicken to pan; warm in pan for 1 minute.
  • Place chicken breast on serving platter. Top with tomato sauce
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 223
  Calories from Fat 84 (38%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(13%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(28%)Cholesterol 84mg
(17%)Sodium 397mg
(21%)Potassium 741mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(56%)Protein 28g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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