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posted: 02/19/15

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This Greek Stuffed Chicken is a fancy dinner that comes together easily! It is jam packed with flavor! Thank you Sargento for inspiring and sponsoring this amazing and delicious dinner!The Greek Stuff Chicken with a dollop of yogurt on top at one side of the plate. On the other side of the plate, is a salad with lettuce, olives, and cherry tomatoes.

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So. I can say with absolute certainty now that I am NOT cut out for a cooking competition show, ala Chopped.

My assignment for this post was to create a dish out of four products:

Ummmm . . . I had like four epic fails. I for sure would have been chopped. Bird's eye view of a plate that has raw chicken topped with cheese, olives, and chopped pepper. Above the plate is a Sargento's 6 Cheese Italian bag and a measuring cup with some cheese inside.  The easy part about this dish was the Sargento! I mean, I get that they are sponsoring this post, but seriously, we looooooove Sargento in the Wine & Glue house. We literally have four bags in our fridge at all times. And it doesn’t hurt that they are a Wisconsin based company, making some delicious cheese right up the road. Okay, back to the fails. There might not be anything more frustrating for me than recipe fails. Except when my kids are acting like rabid monkeys. So I tried cooking the chicken in the delicious yogurt sauce that I made. Ummm . . . yeah, no. I thought maybe it was the lemon juice that was causing the problems, so I did it again . . . ummm, it wasn’t the lemon. After each try, I grumbled and tried and scraped out the cheesy goodness from the inside of the chicken to drown my tears. #cheeseisalwaystheanswer The Greek Stuff Chicken with a dollop of yogurt on top at one side of the plate. On the other side of the plate, is a salad with lettuce, olives, and cherry tomatoes. My real problem? I’m stubborn. I refuse to let a good dish die. I have to make it work. And in this case I’m so thankful for my stubbornness. I mean it smelled amazing while baking, I knew with just a little tweaking it would be perfect. Finally, I decided to bake the chicken and then smoother it in the delicious yogurt sauce. Perfection! To explain to you just how delicious this is, you know how picky my husband is, right? He took one look at those kalamata olives squeezing out in all their deliciousness and gave me the look. The look that says, “You have met me right? You’ve got to be kidding.” So I said to him, “Please give it a chance. It’s so good, I swear.” And he did! And he loved it! He actually said that he wished there had been more! OMG. I am the champion of everything. I win life. Hmmmm . . . . maybe I could go on Chopped . . . . well, only if they allow you like eight trial runs, lol! A fork cut into the Greek Stuffed chicken on one side of the plate. On the other is a salad with olives, cherry tomatoes, and lettuce. So I’m sure that you have some genius ideas for how you would use chicken, a red bell pepper, Greek yogurt, and Sargento® Chef Blends™ 6 Cheese Italian . . . what would you make?? Leave me a comment below letting me know, and then go make it and enter the Chopped At Home Challenge! pinterest

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Greek Stuffed Chicken

Serves: 4 servings
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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 TBSP fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Sargento® Chef Blends™ 6 Cheese Italian
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives chopped
  • 1 red pepper roasted or jarred roasted red pepper
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Cut each of the four chicken breasts in half, not going all the way through, butterflying them. (See photo above. Sprinkle each with salt and pepper. Put 1/4 cup of Sargento® Chef Blends™ 6 Cheese Italian shredded cheese on top of each piece of chicken. Then top each with 1 TBSP chopped Kalamata olives and 1 TBSP diced roasted red pepper. Fold the chicken back over and secure closed with two toothpicks.
  • Place the four stuffed chicken breasts in the prepared pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked through.
  • While the chicken is cooking, measure out the one cup of Greek yogurt into a medium sized bowl. Stir it well until it is completely smooth. Then stir in the lemon juice, garlic, salt, oregano, black pepper, and thyme.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven, transfer to plates, and remove toothpicks. Spoon a large spoonful of the yogurt sauce over each chicken breast and serve.

Notes

Chicken breasts vary greatly in size. Use your discretion when adding the cheese, olives, and red peppers to the inside of the chicken breasts, adding a little more or a little less depending on size.
Author: Lisa Longley

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Collage of three photos combined: the first photo shows the cooked chicken with a salad on the side; the second photo is the raw chicken topped with shredded cheese, red pepper, and olives; and the last photo is cooked chicken being cut up by a fork. Available in 30 versatile varieties, unique blends and distinct cuts, Sargento Shredded Cheese is always cut from blocks of 100% real, natural cheese. For more inspiration, check out the Sargento Pinterest page  or visit Sargento.com for more information. The Chopped at Home Challenge gives viewers a chance to create their best recipe using the selected basket ingredients, including Sargento Shredded Cheese, for a chance to win $10,000! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sargento®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Julie is HostessAtHeart says

    This looks just delicious. I love the greek flavors in about anything!

  2. Melissa says

    Man, you are so funny! “I win life!” I love it! And this chicken looks amazing, too! I totally need some new chicken recipes in my house. But my husband won’t eat olives, so I’ll have to make this while he is out of town. My kids also won’t eat olives, so I’ll have to make it while they are out of town. Nevermind. I’ll just make it, and they’ll all have to lump it :)

  3. Kathi says

    I was looking for new chicken recipes and have already added to my grocery list to make this next week. I love Greek food of any kind. Thank you for not giving up, some of my best dinners were from making it over till I got it just right. What did you serve along with the chicken please, open for ideas.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you love it Kathi!

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