Feta and pancetta stuffed chicken breasts

Feta and pancetta stuffed chicken breasts


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About this recipe: Make this for a special weeknight meal. Creamy feta cheese and pancetta stuffed chicken breasts baked in herbed lemon oil.


Serves: 4 

  • 8 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 dessertspoon lemon juice
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
  • 4 slices feta cheese
  • 4 slices pancetta, fried and drained

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Make a slit down 1 side of each chicken breast to form a pocket. Stuff each chicken breast with 1 slice feta cheese and 1 slice pancetta. Secure open sides with cocktail sticks. Place chicken in a 23x33cm (9x13 in) baking dish and pour oil mixture over chicken.
  4. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes.

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Reviews (4)


excellent - 25 Jun 2012


All I can say is 3 totally clean plates. My 15 year old daughter announced "OMG mum this is gorgeous". Total thumbs up! - 24 Jan 2014


Lovely but next time I'll reduce the quantity of oil. I served with Actifry chips, peas and carrots. - 10 Apr 2015

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