Kalamata olives and feta cheese are two of the great loves of my life. I really think I could live on olives. I go through about two jars of them a week, and if the fat content wasn’t so high I think I would eat more.
Anyways. I made a stuffed pork chop recipe a few months ago that I saw on Food Network. It was stuffed with spinach, goat cheese and sundried tomatoes. And it was delicious. So, I took that concept, changed up the ingredients to make it Greek style. And it was absolutely delicious. It was fast and easy also, so it’s a great weeknight dinner.
Stuffed Greek Chicken
- Two chicken breasts
- 2 T. of olive oil
- dried oregano
- McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning (obsessed with this stuff!)
- Half of a red bell pepper, finely diced
- 1/4 C. of chopped kalamata olives
- 1/4 C. of feta crumbles
- Mix feta, olives, and red pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Drizzle olive oil in bottom of a preheated skillet.
- With a paring knife, cut a pocket in the chicken. Be careful not to cut all the way through. Stuff each chicken breast with half of cheese/olive/pepper mixture.
- Sprinkle each breast with oregano and steak seasoning. Place in pan seasoned side down and then season the other side.
- Cook 7-8 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the chicken. When you flip the chicken, be careful not to lose any of the delicious stuffing.
With this chicken, I served a salad and mashed potatoes. I know this isn’t very gourmet of me, but I really love instant mashed potatoes. I mean, you add boiling water, fluff them, and you’re good to go. This is awesome to me, and I eat them a LOT. Well, tonight I just happened to look at the back of the package at the nutritional information. Yes, they’re low fat & low calorie, but God knows what else is in them. I mean, that list of ingredients is insane, since mashed potatoes should just be butter, milk and potatoes of course.
I think once I’ve eaten the packs of these in the cabinet, I won’t buy them again. This means I won’t be eating mashed potatoes anymore, but my roasted potatoes are insanely delicious, so I’m happy with those.