Thursday, June 21, 2012

Chicken with Spinach and Mozzarella

I am always looking for new ideas to prepare chicken so we don't get bored.  As much as we love chicken in our house, lets face it, it can get really monotonous and boring rather quickly.  I found this gem of a recipe for Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Mozzarella on Skinny Taste and knew just by looking at it that it would be a winner.

I made some slight changes to the recipe.  Mainly the preparation because we have a grill now, but I have not been able to put it together yet.  That seemed like too much of a hassle for dinner tonight so I decided to change the preparation method.  I also made a few slight adjustments to our liking, but nothing too major ;)

Chicken w/ Spinach & Mozzarella
3 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, trimmed and cut in half lengthwise
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 TBS Minced Garlic
2 TBS Olive Oil
10 oz Frozen Spinach, thawed and drained
Shredded Mozzarella
Roasted Red Peppers, cut into strips (about 2)

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Heat 1 TBS of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and then cook for about 5-7 minutes per side or until no longer pink
  • Meanwhile heat 1 TBS olive over medium-high heat in a small saucepan
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute
  • Add spinach then salt and pepper to taste and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes
  • When chicken is done place on a lined cookie sheet, then top with spinach, shredded mozzarella, and pepper strips
  • Bake for 8 minutes or until cheese is melted
This is so quick and delicious.  It's such a fantastic way to enjoy chicken.  Not to mention it is good for you too!  

The nutritional value is per serving.  This recipe yields six servings.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 147 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A 95%Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 13%Iron 13%
Nutrition Grade A-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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