Stuffed Tomato Basil Chicken


This tomato-stuffed chicken breast recipe is a great twist to everyday chicken. I was bored one afternoon and came up with this idea for dinner. It can be reduced in fat by omitting the cheese and bacon.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins


  • 4 (6 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • ½ (12 ounce) bottle garlic and herb marinade

  • 16 fresh basil leaves

  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced

  • 4 slices provolone cheese

  • 12 slices bacon

  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan


  1. Place chicken breasts on a flat work surface. Slice horizontally through the middle, being careful not to cut through to the other side. Open the 2 sides and spread them out like an open book. Place chicken and marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Squeeze out excess air, seal the bag, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).

  3. Lay opened chicken breasts on a broiler pan. Place 4 basil leaves on one half of each chicken breast. Top each with 2 to 3 tomato slices and 1 cheese slice, then fold chicken together to enclose filling. Fasten with toothpicks if needed. Wrap 3 bacon slices around each chicken breast.

  4. Cook in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Turn chicken and cook for 15 minutes more. Remove from the oven, sprinkle chicken with Parmesan, and continue cooking until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

721 Calories
49g Fat
7g Carbs
59g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 721
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g 63%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 180mg 60%
Sodium 1850mg 80%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 59g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 302mg 23%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 768mg 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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