stuffed chicken breasts

Stuffed chicken breast: Juicy and packed with flavour. Image: Adobe.

Juicy stuffed chicken breast – Light meal loaded with flavour

Who said quick and easy recipes cannot be packed with flavour? This stuffed chicken breast recipe was another favourite of Nelson Mandela.

stuffed chicken breasts

Stuffed chicken breast: Juicy and packed with flavour. Image: Adobe.

Looking for a quick and easy recipe for a light dinner? This juicy stuffed chicken breast recipe ticks all the boxes for a satisfying meal ready in less than an hour.

The chicken breasts are stuffed with kale and other nutritious veggies whereafter they are fried in a pan to a beautiful golden-brown in a tasty white wine sauce.

I loved preparing this stuffed chicken breast with veggies for Nelson Mandela as a light midweek meal, especially when I was short on time.

Mr Mandela used to say to me, “Early to bed and early to rise”.  He was in the habit to get up very early in the morning and go to bed early as well. So, we had to serve his dinner no later than 6:30 pm in the evening. Thereafter, he would recline in his chair to watch the 7 pm news allowing some time for this light meal to digest.

So, if you are looking for an easy digestible meal, this stuffed chicken breast recipe is for you.

Juicy stuffed chicken breast recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Xoliswa Ndoyiya Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 8 – 12 8 – 12 chicken breasts

  • olive oil

  • 1 1 lemon

  • 1 medium 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 small bunch 1 kale, chopped

  • 1 cup 1 mushrooms, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons 2 dry white wine

  • fresh basil leaves


  • In a medium frying pan, heat the olive oil.
  • When hot, add the onions and sauté until soft.
  • Add the kale, garlic and mushrooms. Stir and fry for 3 – 5 minutes.
  • Add the white wine and simmer for another 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Sprinkle the chicken breasts with the lemon juice and stuff them with the fried veggies.
  • In another medium pan, grill the chicken. When browned on both sides, add the basil leaves and cover the pan. Remove from the stove.
  • Serve with baked potatoes and veggies of your choice.


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