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Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 279
Protein 44g
Fat 7g
Carbs 8g
Total Time 30 minutes

This chicken breast recipe is so versatile due to the fact that you could change it around in terms of both what’s in it and outside of it! Nobody could hate on cheese stuffed chicken, so it is the perfect family dinner recipe. While this particular dish uses roasted red peppers, you can easily switch it out to become a spinach stuffed chicken breast with feta and cream cheeses to become a tasty Greek Chicken Athena recipe. The possibilities are endless.

 

There’s really not that much finesse that goes into stuffing chicken breast, be it spinach stuffed or otherwise. All you need to do is cut a pocket in the raw chicken breast, put the ingredients in, place it on a baking sheet or cast iron skillet, and bake it in your preheated oven. Since raw chicken can be a source of germs that could make you very sick, make sure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit, just to be safe. You can also cook this in a crock pot and have it swimming in its tasty juices. Since the raw ingredients freeze well, feel free to stuff the raw chicken breasts and keep them frozen on hand. This way all you have to do is pop them in the oven until fully cooked, and you got yourself a weeknight meal that doubles as lunch fo the next day! 

 

If you enjoyed this stuffed chicken breast recipe, please send me a message or drop me a comment below. I would love to hear how my recipes have changed your ideas of what healthy food could be. To me, nothing is more important than making it easy for you to reach your weight loss and fitness goals while also eating tasty and filling food. Be happy and healthy!

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Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

Ingredients for 5 stuffed breasts:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 cup (red) onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeds removed, chopped into slices
  • sea salt & pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds removed, chopped into slices
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped portobello mushroom caps (optional)
  • 30oz raw chicken breasts (five ~6oz chicken breasts)
  • Seasonings for each breast
    • pinch of sea salt & pepper
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 10 tablespoons reduced fat mozzarella, shredded (optional, but recommended)
Steps
  1. Fire up grill to 350F or set oven to 400F.
  2. Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat and add olive oil, garlic, onion and bell pepper.  Saute for 1 minute, then toss in mushroom caps and squeeze in lemon.  Cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes until the onions are caramelized and the edges of the pepper are seared.  Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.
  3. Season chicken breasts.  Slice the chicken down it’s side to create a “pocket.”  Do NOT butterfly the chicken, cutting it from top to bottom; slice it more so in the middle in order to create a deep pocket.
  4. Stuff each chicken with grilled veggies and 2 tablespoons of cheese.
  5. Place the chicken on the hot grill and cook for 20 minutes (flipping halfway), or until the juices of the chicken run clear and it is completely white.
  6. Serve immediately while hot; but, you can also eat these while cold, like chicken pizza!  These are hearty pieces of protein so chop if them up for more than 1 serving.

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Calories
279
Protein
44g
Fat
7g
Carbs
8g
Sodium
-
Fiber
2g
Sugar
4g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.