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Kale and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken

March 3, 2015

A simple yet flavorful chicken recipe made with just 4 ingredients. This Kale and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken is a hit for an easy weeknight dinner or a fancy weekend dinner party.

A simple yet flavorful chicken recipe made with just 4 ingredients. This Kale and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken is a hit for an easy weeknight dinner or a fancy weekend dinner party.If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed that my bestie and blogging partner-in-crime Fit Foodie Finds was in town last week. We’ve been working on a crazy new project (in addition to SHEuncovered) so we planned to hammer out a lot of the work in her week visit to Toronto.

In the past, I’ve been the one travelling to Minneapolis, so it was so nice to have Lee here on my turf and be able to share a piece of my world with her.

I’ll be honest, I was a bit intimidated to be cooking for a fellow food blogger. I’m generally not at all scared to cook for anyone (unless it was like Gordon Ramsay or something…), but I know how talented Lee is so the pressure was on.

A simple yet flavorful chicken recipe made with just 4 ingredients. This Kale and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken is a hit for an easy weeknight dinner or a fancy weekend dinner party.My nerves quickly dissipated when I was reminded that we are literally the same person when it comes to food. Oatmeal for breakfast, eggs or a snack plate for lunch and a flavorful protein-carb-veggie-filled meal for dinner. Oh ALL THE BALLS for snacking.

Initially this Kale and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken was supposed to be on the menu but then my wonderful mother popped by with some spaghetti and meatballs, and you never turn down mama maven’s cooking.

Nevertheless, Lee and I love finding out how each other would make a recipe, mostly because it’s actually mind-blowing how often we make them the exact same way. Not surprisingly, when I told her that this was my go-to stuffed chicken recipe her reaction was somewhere along the lines of “I pretty much make the same recipe weekly!”

A simple yet flavorful chicken recipe made with just 4 ingredients. This Kale and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken is a hit for an easy weeknight dinner or a fancy weekend dinner party.We often send each other photos before a post goes live to get each other’s feedback, and it’s laughable how many times we’ve basically duplicated each other’s content. All unintentionally of course. Sometimes we wonder if we’re better off just merging to form Fit Foodie Maven…and then take over the world, Pinky and the Brain style.

At the end of the day, girl’s got good taste and if that means there’s two similar stuffed chicken recipes floating around the internet then the world just got a little more awesome!

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Kale and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pieces of chicken 1x
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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts (about 8 oz each)
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese
  • 1 head of kale, stemmed and chopped finely
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil), chopped finely
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place kale in a large pot and top with 1 T of olive oil and ½ cup of water and heat over medium.
  3. Cover and let steam for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove top and sauté for several more minutes, until all kale has wilted.
  5. Add in sun-dried tomatoes and cook for 3 more minutes. Set aside.
  6. Slice chicken pieces in half and using a mallet, pound chicken slices to make them thinner.
  7. Crumble a tablespoon or so of goat cheese onto each piece of chicken and top with about 2 tablespoons of the kale and sun-dried tomato mixture.
  8. Roll up pieces and place seam side down in a baking dish.
  9. Top with freshly ground salt and pepper.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken has cooked all the way through and is no longer pink (mine takes about 23 minutes)
  11. Serve warm.

A simple yet flavorful chicken recipe made with just 4 ingredients. This Kale and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken is a hit for an easy weeknight dinner or a fancy weekend dinner party.Have you found your foodie soulmate? Do you ever feel pressure when cooking for other people?

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    Jayme
    March 3, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Ohh looks great! Definitely a good way to kick up the usual bland, plain chicken I attempt to cook (almost always overcook) 🙂

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    Debra Bunnell
    March 3, 2015 at 9:18 am

    This looks wonderful and fits right into our eating plan! What is that you have the chicken sitting on – spinach & onion? I’d love to know so I can duplicate the whole look!

    Thanks for keeping us healthy!

    Deb

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    Les @ The Balanced Berry
    March 3, 2015 at 10:31 am

    YUM. I’m a stuffed chicken fanatic, and sundried tomato + kale sounds like an amazing combo! You both have good taste 😉

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    She Rocks Fitness
    March 3, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Love all of these ingredients, especially the goat cheese, because you can seriously put it on and in everything and it always tastes good! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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    Kim
    March 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    This looks good – we love chicken!!
    I’ve only done stuffed chicken a few times – I’m a super lazy cook and usually do a deconstructed version of the recipe:)

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    Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks
    March 3, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Yum! I’ve never tried stuffing chicken before..think I’ll have to give it a go soon!

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    Cassie
    March 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    That chicken. UGH.

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    March 3, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Haha I make a similar recipe too! Except minus the kale and plus black olive tapenade. Maybe one of these days I’ll get around to posting it.

    Love the pictures!

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    March 4, 2015 at 3:07 am

    LOL. Echoing Chels too, I make a similar stuffed chicken but I use spinach instead of kale and sometimes feta instead of goat cheese.

    I’m curious what’s underneath- It looks greenly delicious.

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    Julia
    March 4, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I just love seeing you two ladies on InstaG. Two peas in a pod, you are! When I finally met my girl Stephie (from Stephie Cooks), I was super nervous about us cooking together too, but like your experience, it went so smoothly and was a total blast. Gotta love synergy!

    Dis chicken…ugh! You’re so brilliant, it just kills me! I love how healthy yet comforting and tasty this stuffed chicken looks. Not gonna lie, I want it for breakfast!

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    lynsey | lynseylovesfood
    March 4, 2015 at 9:25 am

    oh the pics turned out beautiful!! Killed it as per usual. xo

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    Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together
    March 4, 2015 at 10:35 am

    I feel pressure cooking for other people sometimes but just because I want it to be perfect. I love cooking for other people. I’d probably be scared to cook for you haha.

    What are these chicken breasts on?? It looks so good! Did I miss it in this post???

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    Michelle
    March 5, 2015 at 9:53 am

    These look fantastic! My husband always wants me to make chicken breast which I think are so boring but these look great. Thanks!

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    March 7, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    You have cooked this chicken too perfection! It looks so utterly delicious & you definitely have got me wishing for a plateful now.

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