A few weeks ago I was looking at recipes online and found one that stuffed a chicken breast with apples and goat cheese, then they breaded and fried it…well I have made it healthier and I believe tastier as well. I know I sure didn’t miss the breading and now I don’t have to worry about left overs being soggy when I reheat it for lunch tomorrow!
Apple, Spinach & Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast: Serves 2
2 Chicken Breasts (Approx 1lbs)
2oz Goat Cheese
1 Large Apple Shredded (I used Gala)
2C Raw Spinach Leaves
Salt & Pepper
In a saute pan add the spinach, 1/4C water, and salt and pepper over medium heat, cover with a lid and wilt the leaves. This should only take a few minutes. Remove the spinach from the pan and press out any excess liquid, place the spinach in a mixing bowl. Next shred the apple and squeeze out any excess liquid and discard the juice. Place the apple with the spinach and flake the goat cheese into the mixing bowl as well. With a fork toss this all together until it is evenly mixed. Next split the mix into 2 even balls.
Now we can prep our chicken. Place a chicken breast in-between 2 pieces of wax paper and with a meat mallet or a heavy saute pan beat the chicken down to approximately 1/4″ thickness. Salt & Pepper both sides of the chicken and set to the side and repeat with the other piece of chicken.
Once you have flatted the chicken place one of the balls of the stuffing mixture into the center of each breast and flatten it out over a half of the chicken leaving a 1/2″ border around the edge of the chicken clear, then fold the piece in half to cover the stuffing. Place the chicken in a greased baking dish and bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes (will vary depending on the thickness of your chicken, a knife inserted into the chicken should produce clear juices when removed).
Slice and Enjoy!
WW: 9 Points Plus / serving