Primal Pepper Jack & Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Primal Pepper Jack & Spinach Stuffed Chicken
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 101.0
  • Total Fat: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 32.3 mg
  • Sodium: 185.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 13.8 g

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Introduction

Spicy, healthy, chicken goodness Spicy, healthy, chicken goodness
Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    Pepper Jack Cheese, 1 oz
    Bacon bits, 1 tbsp
    Spinach, fresh, 1 cup
    Sea salt, 1/2 tsp
    Black pepper, 1 tsp
    Minced garlic, 2 tsp
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    Almonds, .5 oz, ground
    Cajun seasoning, 1 tbsp
    Red pepper flakes, 1 tsp
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    Chicken Breast, no skin, 8 ounces (remove)
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    Olive oil or olive oil cooking spray

Tips

For extra Cajun flavoring, sprinkle Cajun seasoning on the cutting board before flattening the chicken.


Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Flatten the chicken to 1/4-inch thickness.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the bacon bits, pepper jack cheese, spinach, salt, garlic, and pepper.

4. Combine the Cajun seasoning, red pepper flakes and ground almonds in a small bowl.

5. Spoon about 3/4 of the spinach mixture onto the chicken breast. Roll the chicken breast tightly and fasten the seams with several toothpicks. (This part requires a tiny bit of skill and I typically use about 8 toothpicks in each roll to ensure none of the filling seeps out). Be sure to count how many total toothpicks were used.

6. Brush each chicken breast with the olive oil.

7. Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning mixture evenly over all.

8. Sprinkle any remaining spinach and cheese on top of chicken (optional).

9. Place the chicken seam-side down onto a tin foil-lined baking sheet (for easy cleanup). Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

10. Remove the toothpicks before serving. Count to make sure you have removed every last toothpick.

11. Cut into 4 even pieces (cut in half, then each half in half)

Enjoy!

Serving Size: Makes 4 servings

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