Chicken with Spinach and Cheese Filling
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
This is a fast and easy meal that is nice enough for company.
1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, boneless and skinless
4 cups spinach, fresh baby
3/4 cups cheese, mozzarella, low moisture and part skim milk
2 teaspoons garlic, bottled minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper, black, ground
3/4 cup chicken broth, reduced sodium (or vegetable broth, reduced sodium)
Chop 2 cups of spinach and place in a medium mixing bowl. Add shredded cheese and minced garlic and mix well. Make a slit down the side of each breast to butterfly the chicken and open it up. Place filling down center of one side, then fold top half over filling, securing each with a toothpick. Place a large skillet over medium to medium high heat. Add oil. Season outsides of chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place chicken in skillet and cook for about 5 to 6 minutes per side until browned. Add broth to the skillet, reduce heat to simmer. Place cover on skillet and cook for about 2 to 3 more minutes until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. Place remaining spinach in the skillet with the broth and cook for about 1 minute until just wilted. Divide wilted spinach onto 4 plates. Serve chicken on top of spinach and spoon sauce from pan over chicken.
Per Serving About: 290 calories, 12 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 41 g protein, 3 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 620 mg sodium; WW Points plus value 7