January 13, 2010

Cilantro & Garlic Stuffed Chicken

I follow Ivanka Trump on Twitter (@IvankaTrump) and she had posted this recipe! It sounded so amazing that I made it less than one week later! I did a few modifications (Italicized)

Serves 4

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Lemon juice and zest
  1. Make a slice lengthwise through the middle of each breast taking care to not cut in half.
  2. Crush the garlic into a bowl with a garlic press or mash with the flat edge of a chefs knife to make a paste. (I used a garlic press)
  3. Mix in two liberal pinches of Kosher salt.
  4. Spread the garlic paste on the inside of each breast and pack in the chopped cilantro.
  5. Season each side with salt and pepper. (I made mine in the oven- not stove top, so I only seasoned the one side)
  6. In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium-high. (OVEN: pre-heat to 350°F. I drizzled olive oil on top of the chicken breasts and then did a few more sprinkles of salt for a bit of crispiness)
  7. Cook chicken on each side until golden brown and until juices run clear. (OVEN: 350°F for 45-55 minutes, or until golden brown)
  8. Plate and squeeze fresh lemon juice over breasts and top with a bit of lemon zest
As a side, I used a recipe I found in Real Simple Magazine (February 2010 issue)
Orange, Olive, and Red Onion Salad
  • Slice 4 oranges into bite size chunks
  • Thinly slice some red onion
  • Drizzle with olive oil
  • Sprinkle with cilantro and black olives (I left the olives out)
  • Season with salt & pepper
  • Mix with tongs and serve!


  1. wow! that looks seriously delicious! you will have to make me it sometime!!!

  2. that looks soooo good! I can't wait till I actually have a kitchen next year so I can try to make some of the stuff you post!! :)