Mushroom and Tomato Stuffed Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6oz fresh Mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 jar of 8.5oz Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Halves in Olive Oil, drained but reserve oil for later
  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoon Bella Sun Luci Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 sprig of Rosemary, de-stemmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F and lightly grease a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  • Cut chicken breasts in half horizontally, place in a large ziplock freezer bag or between two pieces of plastic wrap, and pound chicken to about 1/4 inch thick (the bottom of a large mason jar is a good pounding tool).  Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in a medium pan over medium-heat and sauté mushrooms and rosemary until mushrooms are softened and browned, about 4-6 minutes.
  • In a food processor, place the contents of the sauté pan (including juices), kalamata olives, 5-6 sun dried tomato halves, 2 tablespoons of oil from the sun dried tomato jar, oregano, basil and garlic.  Pulse for 10 seconds or until mixture is smooth.
  • Speed the chicken breasts out and spoon 1 tablespoon of the sun dried tomato mixture on the top, layer with a piece of mozzarella and roll the chicken into itself. Place the roll onto a baking sheet (seam side down) and top with another slice of mozzarella, the remaining sun dried tomato mixture and one sun dried tomato half.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 6-8 minutes before serving.
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