A simple mixture of roasted red peppers, provolone cheese and oregano makes these healthy stuffed chicken breasts restaurant-worthy. With olive-studded orzo and broccoli, this healthy dinner recipe is an easy and complete meal.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015

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40 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Combine roasted peppers and provolone in a small bowl. Cut a horizontal slit along the thin, long edge of each chicken breast, nearly through to the opposite side. Season the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon pepper, salt and oregano. Fill each chicken breast "pocket" with half of the cheese mixture, and press the edges together to seal. Place the chicken in the prepared baking dish and drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil.

  • Bake the chicken until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook orzo according to package directions. Drain; transfer to a bowl and toss with olives, the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  • Steam broccoli over 1 inch of boiling water in a pot fit with a steamer basket until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and toss with butter.

  • Cut each chicken breast in half and serve with the orzo, the broccoli and lemon wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

501 calories; protein 39.1g 78% DV; carbohydrates 38.2g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 9.8g 39% DV; sugars 0.1g; fat 20.5g 32% DV; saturated fat 7g 35% DV; cholesterol 98.4mg 33% DV; vitamin a iu 3215.2IU 64% DV; vitamin c 83.8mg 140% DV; folate 68.2mcg 17% DV; calcium 124.4mg 12% DV; iron 2mg 11% DV; magnesium 52.4mg 19% DV; potassium 544.3mg 15% DV; sodium 649.1mg 26% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 12% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2016
Better than store bought This was delicious. It tastes good fresh out of the oven or reheated from meal prep. Read More