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Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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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.

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

Stuffed chicken breasts should definitely make its way into your monthly rotation.

What I love most about this recipe…

It’s easy to switch it up to change flavor experience!  For example, rub the chicken in BBQ sauce or your favorite marinade, use seasonal vegetables such as squash, use a different type of cheese or bake it instead of smoking or grilling it – there are tons of ways to personalize this.

There’s no excuse not to make this meal exciting and tasty.

For meal prep, these breasts pair well with just about anything – I paired them with steamed asparagus and fragrant cilantro-jasmine rice.

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Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

Ingredients for 5 stuffed breasts:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (red) onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeds removed, chopped into slices
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds removed, chopped into slices
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped portobello mushroom caps (optional)
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • sea salt & pepper
  • 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.