Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Stuffed Greek-style Chicken Breasts

Servings: 4
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total: 1 hour
Calories per serving: 224


  • 4 5-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 4 water-packed canned artichoke hearts, minced
  • ¼ cup onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed dried oregano, preferably Greek
  • salt (optional)
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup fat-free no-salt-added canned chicken broth
  • ¼ cup + 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 slices lemon
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Remove all visible fat from chicken, rinse and pat dry. Season chicken with salt (if using) and pepper. 
  2. Place halves between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound with the flat side of a meat mallet until the chicken is very thin and flat. 
  3. Combine artichoke hearts, onion, and oregano.
  4. Spoon equal amounts of the artichoke mixture into the center of each pounded chicken breast to form a log. Roll up. Secure with a toothpick or skewer.
  5. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and brown evenly on all sides. If some of the stuffing drops out, don't despair. It will flavor the sauce.
  6. Pour on broth and lemon juice.
  7. Top chicken with lemon slices, cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through (about 15 to 20 minutes).
  8. Transfer chicken to a platter, discarding toothpicks/skewers. Keep warm (covering it in foil and putting it in the oven should work well).
  9. Using a fork, mix cornstarch with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice. Add to skillet and stir over high heat until slightly thickened.
  10. Spoon lemon sauce onto chicken.  Garnish with the cooked lemon slices and parsley.

Nutrition Information


Per serving:224 calories (21% calories from fat), 21 g protein, 35 g protein, 5 g total fat (0.8 g saturated fat), 8 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 82 mg cholesterol, 401 mg potassium, 339 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges:4 lean protein, 1/2 carbohydrate (1 1/2 vegetable)


I made his, but used no salt and used frozen artichokes to reduce sodium. Very good, will definitely make this again!!! It was filling and delicious
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Very tasty. If you like Greek food, you'll like this recipe. I did add 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped) into the stuffing mix, but otherwise the recipe was unchanged.
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