Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breast – 6 Servings 


Macros Per Serving:

Calories: 268
Fat: 12
Carbs: 3
Protein: 35

I recently spent two weeks in Italy and was inspired by the rustic nature and simplicity of the dishes I ate.  I can’t think of anything more classic Italian than the fresh flavors of tomato, basil and mozzarella.  This Caprese Stuffed chicken breast is a simple way to add flavor and color to the ever popular chicken breast!

Ingredients:

678g Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (6) 113g portions

6 Tbsp. Light Balsamic Dressing (such as Newman’s Own)

168g Mozzarella ((6) 23g portions – sliced works best for this recipe)

180g Sliced Tomato (6) 30g portions

30 Fresh Basil Leaves

2 Tbsp.  Italian Seasoning

12 toothpicks

Salt & Pepper

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place Chicken Breast portions in Ziploc bag and pound until thin (1/2″)

Coat each Chicken Breast with 1Tbsp. Light Balsamic Dressing

With each Chicken Breast flat,  season with Salt, Pepper and Italian Seasoning, layer Tomato portion, topped with  Mozzarella portion and 5 Basil leaves

Fold each Chicken Breast in half securing with 2 toothpicks.

Place chicken on baking sheet (line with foil and coat with non-stick spray for easy clean up) and bake for 25 minutes or until fully cooked through.

*For even more flavor, start the cooking process on the grill – about 5 minutes per side and then finish in the oven for 15 minutes.

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