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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 383.8
  • Total Fat: 14.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 187.8 mg
  • Sodium: 427.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 56.1 g

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Pesto Stuffed Chicken

Submitted by: KYLAR_STERN
Pesto Stuffed Chicken

Introduction

Healthier take on an Italian classic Healthier take on an Italian classic
Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    3 chicken breasts (7 oz each, 1.3 lbs total)
    3 T Basil Pesto sauce
    1/4 C plain, non fat greek yogurt
    1/4 C part skim mozzarella cheese
    1 egg
    3 T grated parmeson cheese
    1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
    1 t black pepper

    Note: 3T = 1/4 cup

Tips

Recipe originally from http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2005/04/chicken-stuffed-with-pesto-and-cheese.html

I toyed with the amounts to make it better for those of us looking to keep the protein up.


Directions

Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a small casserole dish with non-stick spray. Trim any visible fat from chicken breasts, then put them one at a time inside a heavy plastic bag and pound with meat mallet until the chicken is as thin as you can get it. Don't worry too much about the shape or whether there are some loose pieces, you can tuck them in when you roll up the chicken.

In a small bowl mix together the basil pesto, greek yogurt, and grated mozzarella. Use a rubber scraper to spread a thin layer of this mixture over each chicken breast, stopping about 1/2 inch from the edge of the chicken (so it doesn't run out so much as it cooks.) Roll up the chicken breasts and secure them with a couple of toothpicks. (I roll them so the finished piece is as thin as I can get it so they will cook quickly.)

Prepare two bowls, one with the beaten egg and the other with the grated Parmesan-bread crumb or almound flour mixture, seasoned with black pepper to taste. Dip each chicken breast roll first into the egg mixture and then into the Parmesan-crumb mixture, patting it on so the chicken breast roll is well-coated with the mixture.

Put chicken breasts into the casserole dish and bake until the chicken is firm and lightly browned. (Start checking after about 30-35 minutes; total baking time will be 35-40 minutes.) Serve hot.



Serving Size: Makes three breast with filling






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