30 Minute, 6 Ingredient Kale and Gruyere Stuffed Chicken

The holidays are full of TONS of dinner parties/potlucks and minimal time to make a balanced meal. This recipe will help with your holiday dilemma. The simplicity of the recipe and minimal ingredients/prep time will make it one of your weeknight dinner go-to’s PLUS it can double for a perfect potluck protein addition to next holiday party you’re invited to! And it’s mighty delish.



  • 2 cups (500 mL) kale, washed, 1/2 cm slices – approx 2 kale stocks
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil + 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut in half for stuffing (see below)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) Gruyere cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper (or seasoning salt, to taste)
  • Toothpicks (optional, but helpful!)

What to do:

  • In a medium heatpan, heat olive oil. Add garlic and cook for approx 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add kale, salt and pepper and cook for approx 5 minutes until wilted and warmed through. Cool.



  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cut middle of chicken breast (“butterfly” technique) to make a pocket into the meat. Stuff breast with 2-3 tbsp (30-45 mL) kale and 1 tbsp (15 mL) Gruyere cheese. Optional: use toothpicks to hold chicken closed to help with the cooking process – prevent “stuffing” from spilling out while cooking. Do this for all 4 chicken breast. img_1213
  • Heat large pan on medium heat. Add 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil. Add stuffed chicken breast and cook for 4-5 minutes covered with a lid. After 4-5 minutes, flip chicken breast and cook for another 4-5 minutes uncovered.
  • Once cooked, allow chicken breast to rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice into 2 cm pieces.
  • Serve with a salad. NOM!

Serves approx 4-6 individuals.


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