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
229
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.2g
19%
Saturated Fat
3.4g
17%
Cholesterol
72mg
24%
Sodium
183mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
3.6g
1%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
25.9g
Vitamin A 95%Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 13%Iron 13%
Nutrition Grade A-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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13 comments:

  1. Oh my YUMMY! Chicken does get boring. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. It's a bookmarker for sure!

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    1. It sure does! Thanks for stopping and for your kind words :)

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  2. This looks amazing. Would love it if you link it to Piquant Potluck!

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  3. I love the colors. That would stop boredom right there.
    Thanks for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo. I'm glad you stopped by!

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  4. This looks amazing!! We'd love for you to link it up at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/06/recipe-round-up-23.html

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  5. This is a very nice chicken dish. Would you be happy to link it in to my Chicken Edition of Food on Friday? This is the link . I found this through the Tuesday Talent Show on Chef in Training.

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    1. I would be happy to! Heading over there now :)

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    2. thanks for linking this in. Have a super week.

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