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Roasted Pepper-&-Cheese Stuffed Chicken
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“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. ”
1Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
2Combine 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 ½ 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.
3Bake the chicken until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 20 to 25 minutes.
4Meanwhile, cook orzo according to package directions. Drain; transfer to a bowl and toss with olives, the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
5Steam 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.
6Cut each chicken breast in half and serve with the orzo, the broccoli and lemon wedges, if desired.