Stuffed Tomato Basil Chicken

Stuffed Tomato Basil Chicken


"This recipe is a great twist to everyday chicken. I was bored one afternoon and came up with this idea for dinner! This recipe can be reduced in fat by omitting the cheese and bacon."
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1 h 15 m servings 721 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 721 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 49 g
  • 75%
  • Carbs:
  • 7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 58.7 g
  • 117%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 180 mg
  • 60%
  • Sodium:
  • 1850 mg
  • 74%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place chicken breasts on a cutting board. With a sharp knife, slice chicken breasts horizontally, without slicing them completely in half. Open the chicken breasts like a book. Place chicken and marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
  3. Place opened chicken breasts on a broiler pan. Place 4 basil leaves on the bottom half of each chicken breast. Top each with 2 or 3 tomato slices and 1 slice of cheese, and fold over top half of chicken (if necessary, fasten with toothpicks). Wrap 3 slices bacon around each chicken breast.
  4. Cook in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Turn chicken, and cook 15 minutes more. Remove from oven, and sprinkle chicken with Parmesan. Return to oven, and cook until cheese is melted, about 2 to 3 minutes.


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This is a wonderful dish! Instead of using a marinade, I make my own with olive oil, white vinegar, garlic, and Italian seasoning. I use two pieces of thin cut chicken breast instead of slicing...

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I love the idea of the fresh tomato and basil with the provolone, but in the execution it didn't work for us. The chicken breast was dry and way overdone. Though edible, no one wanted seconds....

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This is a wonderful dish! Instead of using a marinade, I make my own with olive oil, white vinegar, garlic, and Italian seasoning. I use two pieces of thin cut chicken breast instead of slicing...

This was absolutely wonderful! The flavors in this dish are amazing! I dont have a broiler pan so I had to cook these on just a plain cookie sheet, which worked out well minus slightly burning t...

Wow! This chicken was awesome! My boyfriend is extremely picky, and he even liked it! The only suggestion I have is to cook the bacon for a couple of minutes in the microwave first, because part...

Ok, so I made a few changes--but this chicken was SO good! I've never written a review before but this one certainly deserves the time. I didn't wrap it in bacon and I used shredded mozzarella...

Super! Love the flavors together. I did change things up a bit:I used pesto instead of basil leaves, and I marinated the chicken in Kraft Italian dressing. I made one with bacon, one without (fo...

This recipe came out wonderfully, despite my inexperience as a cook. I changed the marinade slightly due to what ingredients I had available, and instead used lemon juice, olive oil, fresh garli...

We really love this chicken recipe because it is so adaptable. Any kind of cheese is great and I always add mushrooms to everything. Try adding garlic, capers, black olives, anything you like,...

This has got to be one of my favorite chicken recipes! The basil really tasted delicious with the other flavors and paired well with the chicken. I used sun-dried tomatoes instead of fresh ones,...

Good recipe, a blast to use our fresh basil and fresh tomatoes out of the garden. Clean up is kind of a mess, and it is lengthy to prepare but I got good responses from my guests.

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