Super juicy balsamic glazed feta baked chicken stuffed with fresh tomato, basil, and warm feta. This healthy dinner recipe is incredibly tasty and easy to make.
The best balsamic glazed feta baked chicken
I love chicken! It is a staple protein in my diet since it’s lean, healthy, and juicy when prepared correctly. I love my greek yogurt chicken and these hot honey chicken tenders, but if I am feeling a more Greek-inspired dinner, I make this recipe! This balsamic-glazed feta stuffed chicken breast recipe takes a classic protein option and adds a ton of flavor in a fun way. You are going to love it.
This baked chicken recipe is stuffed with creamy feta cheese, fresh tomato slices, and homemade balsamic glaze. The chicken is so juicy and mouthwatering that you will never want a plain chicken breast again! Trust me on this one.
I promise you can’t tell these feta stuffed chicken breasts are healthy and gluten-free. Adding in some delicious and good-for-you ingredients will give you the most flavorful and healthy dinner recipe. I would eat cheesy and tender chicken any day of the week.
This stuffed chicken recipe is versatile and ideal for family dinners, dinner parties, and meal prepping, and your kids will love it! If you are bored with classic oven-baked and grilled chicken, make this. It is bound to be a crowd-pleaser and something everyone will love!
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Super juicy baked chicken breasts stuffed with warm feta and tomatoes.
- Easy under 30-minute dinner recipe.
- The chicken is extra juicy and moist.
- The homemade balsamic glaze is sweet and tangy.
- Great for meal prep.
- There are 42 grams of protein per serving.
- Perfect to serve for family dinner or a dinner party.
- Try this Balsamic Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad next!
Here’s an overview of all the ingredients you’ll need to make these balsamic glazed feta baked chicken. Scroll to the bottom of this blog post for the exact measurements and directions.
- Chicken Breasts: A wonderful source of lean protein.
- Roma or Vine Tomatoes: Fresh is best! Once baked with the feta, these tomatoes burst with flavor.
- Feta: It’s warm and gooey when baked. Feta is naturally salty and tastes so good. You can buy crumbled feta or a block and crumble it yourself.
- Olive Oil: You can also use avocado oil to help achieve a great sear on the outside of the chicken. This will lock the juices on the inside and make this the most tender stuffed chicken recipe out there!
- Balsamic Vinegar: You will make a homemade balsamic glaze from balsamic vinegar.
- Garlic: Freshly minced garlic is best. It adds a burst of flavor!
- Seasonings: You’ll need Italian seasoning, salt, and fresh black pepper.
Kitchen tools required
You only need a few simple kitchen tools to make these juicy balsamic glazed stuffed chicken breasts. Just grab a cutting board and a knife, and clean up will be easy.
- Saute Pan
- Sharp Cutting Knife
- Cutting Board
- Measuring cups: 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1/3 cup.
How to make oven-baked balsamic feta stuffed chicken
Balsamic glazed feta stuffed chicken is an easy and fun way to prepare chicken. It calls for six simple ingredients and is very easy to make. Here are step-by-step directions:
First, start by preheating your oven to 400°F.
Next, prepare the chicken breasts by patting them dry with a paper towel and using a sharp knife to cut a pocket into the middle of each chicken breast. They should be about 3/4 quarters of the way through, so be careful not to cut all the way through.
After that, season the chicken with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. For the best flavor, I also recommend seasoning the inside of the chicken pocket. Then, place 1 or 2 slices of tomato and about 2 Tablespoons of crumbled feta into each chicken breast pocket. If necessary, use a toothpick to secure the chicken breasts.
Now, let’s cook the chicken by heating a saute pan with olive oil to medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the chicken breast to the pan and cook each side for 2 minutes.
While the chicken cooks, combine the minced garlic cloves and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl. Then, pour on top of each chicken breast once they are done cooking. Bring the mixture to a simmer and gently spoon over each chicken breast until the glaze has slightly thickened. This should take an additional 2 – 3 minutes.
Finally, carefully transfer the pan to the oven and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through or reaches the internal temperature of 165°F. Let chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving or cutting.
I love spooning extra balsamic reduction on top and serving this stuffed chicken with a side salad or roasted vegetables. Enjoy!
Recipe tips for stuffed chicken
The key to making great stuffed chicken breasts is ensuring the stuffing is bursting with flavor and the chicken is not overcooked. To ensure that your balsamic feta stuffed chicken is perfectly juicy, tender, and delicious, here are some quick expert cooking tips:
- Pat your chicken dry. Make sure you pat your chicken dry with paper towels before seasoning and cooking. This will ensure that you get a good sear on the outside.
- Season the inside of the chicken. Once you cut a pocket in the chicken, I highly recommend sprinkling some of the seasonings on the inside to make every bite super tasty!
- Be careful not to cut your chicken breast all the way through. Your pocket should not go through to the other side. We want to ensure that the tomato feta stuffing stays sealed inside the chicken and does not fall out.
- Use a toothpick to ensure the stuffed chicken is sealed. If your chicken breasts are super loaded, using a toothpick will help hold the pocket closed, ensuring the feta and tomato stuffing stays inside the chicken.
- Spoon the balsamic reduction on top of the chicken breasts. Use a spoon to baste the chicken breasts in the yummy balsamic glaze to ensure the chicken is super juicy and flavorful.
What to serve feta stuffed chicken with
This feta cheese stuffed chicken dish pairs well with so many things; you can make the perfect dinner for whatever you want. If you want a lighter option, I recommend putting the chicken on a bed of arugula, this kale crunch salad, or your favorite lettuce for a tasty salad.
If you want to incorporate some healthy grains into the meal, pair this chicken with brown rice, jasmine rice, or quinoa. In addition, this fresh and simple recipe pairs well with almost any vegetable. My favorites are air fryer cauliflower & broccoli, roasted asparagus, sweet potato wedges, or roasted eggplant.
Balsamic glaze vs. balsamic vinegar
“Balsamic vinegar” is classic to Italian cooking and is a strong vinegar made from grapes. While “balsamic glaze” is made from a reduction of balsamic vinegar by letting simmering and cooking down the vinegar. It is thicker and slightly sweeter (but don’t worry, there is no added sugar)!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use chicken thighs?
I don’t recommend it. Chicken thighs are much thinner than chicken breasts which makes it more difficult to stuff and seal.
Can I add spinach?
Sure! I recommend wilting it before adding it to your tomato feta stuffing.
Can I make my own Italian seasoing?
Yes, mix together 2 tbsp dried basil, 2 tbsp dried oregano, 1 tbsp dried rosemary, 2 tbsp dried parsley, 1 tbsp dried thyme, and 2 tsp garlic powder. Then measure for this recipe.
Is this recipe gluten-free?
Yes, this stuffed chicken breast recipe is 100% gluten-free. There are NO breadcrumbs in this recipe.
How many people does this serve?
This recipe yields 4 juicy stuffed chicken breasts.
Can I meal prep this recipe?
Absolutely! I love meal-prepping this recipe—just store extras in air-tight containers in the fridge for up to 5 days. When you are ready to enjoy them, you can heat them in the microwave for an easy lunch or dinner.
What makes feta stuffed chicken healthy?
These feta stuffed chicken breasts are healthy for a few reasons. First, chicken breast is lean and high in protein, with about 42g per serving. Second, we only use six healthy and simple ingredients. Third, there is no added refined sugar. Fourth, this dinner recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, and low-carb. Finally, the feta adds healthy fats to keep you full.
How to store and reheat leftovers:
Storing: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 – 5 days.
Reheating: You can reheat stuffed chicken in the microwave or in the oven at 350°F for 5 – 10 minutes until warm.
If you loved this recipe, try these next!
- Greek Yogurt Chicken
- Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets
- Chicken Fajita Tacos
- Chicken Bolognese
- Balsamic Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
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Balsamic Feta Stuffed Chicken
- Preheat oven to 400°F and pat your chicken breasts dry with paper towels.
- Use a sharp knife to cut a pocket into the middle of each chicken breast, about 3/4 quarters of the way through. Be careful not to cut it all the way.
- Generously season the outside and pocket of the chicken with the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
- Evenly stuff each chicken breast with 1 or 2 slices of tomato and about 2 Tablespoons of crumbled feta. Use a toothpick to secure the chicken breasts, if necessary.
- Heat a saute pan with olive oil to medium heat. Once hot, add the chicken breast to the pan and cook each side for 2 minutes.
- Meanwhile, as the chicken cooks, combine the minced garlic cloves and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl.
- Once the chicken is done, pour the balsamic mixture over each chicken breast. Bring to a simmer and gently spoon over each chicken bread until the vinegar has slightly thickened to a glaze. This should take an additional 2 – 3 minutes.
- Carefully transfer the pan to the oven and continue to cook for 15 – 20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through or reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Remove from the oven and let the chicken rest for 5 minutes.
- Spoon extra balsamic reduction on top and serve with a side salad or your favorite roasted vegetable. Enjoy!
Recipe by Tati Chermayeff / Healthful Blondie + Photos by The Travel Palate
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