Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Comments: Delicious chicken stuffed with fresh basil, tomatoes and cheese.
1 1/4 pounds chicken breast, boneless and skinless
3 ounces cheese, low fat mozzarella, shredded
2 tomatoes, Roma, sliced
1/2 cup basil, fresh, chopped
6 ounces spinach, fresh baby
1 tablespoon nuts, pine nuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper, black, ground
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons olive oil
Green onions, optional as garnish
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place pine nuts in microwave safe dish and cook for 4 minutes or toast in a skillet over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes, set aside. Cut down the side of each chicken breast to butterfly, careful not to cup all the way through. Open chicken up and lay fat. Layer cheese, basil and tomatoes on one side of chicken breast, then fold top of chicken over the filling and secure with toothpick. Season outside of chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place a large skillet over medium to medium high heat and add oil and butter. Place chicken in skillet and allow to brown on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove chicken from skillet and place in a baking dish. Place baking dish in the oven for approximately 10 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from the oven and serve over fresh spinach and garnish with toasted pine nuts and chopped tomatoes and green onions if desired.
Per Serving About: 280 calories, 11 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 36 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 4 g dietary fiber, 410 mg sodium; WW Points plus value 7