Stuffed Chicken Thighs with Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

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Meaty chicken thighs with a cheesy, savory filling and carrots and potatoes - an easy, one-pan meal.

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Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • cooking spray

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 egg

  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

  • 1 small onion, minced

  • 1 Roma tomato, seeded and diced

  • 10 black olives, pitted and minced

  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs

  • 6 toothpicks

  • 1 pound red potatoes, scrubbed and halved

  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces

  • olive oil, or to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil; grease with cooking spray.

  2. Spread chicken thighs open on a flat work surface. Pound to an even thickness with the flat side of a meat mallet. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Beat egg with a fork in large bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, onion, tomato, and black olives. Mix in enough bread crumbs to bind the filling together.

  4. Put a spoonful of the filling in the center of each chicken thigh. Fold chicken over filling, tucking in any loose ends. Secure chicken thighs with toothpicks; arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese over chicken thighs.

  5. Arrange potatoes and carrots around chicken thighs. Drizzle olive oil over vegetables; season with salt and pepper.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken juices run clear and vegetables are tender, 35 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the chicken should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

281 Calories
12g Fat
28g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 379mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 748mg 16%

* 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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