Suddenly, a plain chicken breast is something special with this recipe for a savory spinach and feta cheese filling. Just add rice and a salad and dinner is ready.
Prep time: 15 minutes or less
Total time: 45 minutes or less
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 cup feta cheese
Grated zest of 1 lemon
4 teaspoons Greek seasoning
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 (4-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon canola oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, combine spinach, feta and lemon zest.
Using a paring knife, cut a pocket in the side of the thickest part of the breast, a bit more
than halfway through the width and length of the breast. Make sure not to poke through
the meat. Stuff the breast with spinach mixture. Use a toothpick or wooden skewer to close
Lightly coat chicken with Greek seasoning and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Cook chicken for 3 to 5 minutes
Transfer to the oven and bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until cooked through.
Coating chicken with a seasoning blend is simple and delivers a lot of oomph. Greek seasoning — a blend of onion, garlic, spearmint, and oregano — is a great complement to the dish.
Nutrients per serving: 205 calories, 80 calories from fat, 9 g total fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 0.1 g trans fat, 1.8 g polyunsaturated fat, 3.5 g monounsaturated fat, 75 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 4 g total carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 1 g sugars, 28 g protein
Recipes reprinted, with permission, from the American Cancer Society. The Great American Eat-Right Cookbook: 140 Great-Tasting, Good-for-You Recipes ( Atlanta, American Cancer Society, 2007).