In this healthy stuffed chicken recipe, pounded chicken breasts are stuffed with a flavorful chard, prosciutto and mozzarella filling and then simmered in store-bought marinara sauce. Serve over whole-wheat fettuccine tossed with parsley or on polenta.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2014


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  • Add sauce to a large skillet, cover and place over medium heat to start warming.

  • Cut a horizontal slit along the long, thin edge of each chicken breast, cutting nearly through to the opposite side. Open each so it forms two flaps, hinged at the center. Cover with a large piece of plastic wrap and pound with the smooth side of a meat mallet or a heavy saucepan to an even 1/4-inch thickness. Layer 2 slices of prosciutto, 1/2 cup chard and 1/4 cup mozzarella on each breast. Starting from a long side, roll closed. Tie the ends with kitchen string and tuck them in to keep the filling from falling out. Sprinkle each roll with pepper.

  • Add the rolls to the warm sauce; cover and simmer, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the rolls registers 165 degrees F, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a clean cutting board and let rest 5 minutes. Remove the string and slice the rolls crosswise. Serve with the sauce.


Equipment: Kitchen string

Nutrition Facts

236.1 calories; protein 31.5g 63% DV; carbohydrates 8.8g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.2g 5% DV; sugars 5.4g; fat 7.9g 12% DV; saturated fat 2.9g 14% DV; cholesterol 82.8mg 28% DV; vitamin a iu 837.3IU 17% DV; vitamin c 6.3mg 10% DV; folate 7.5mcg 2% DV; calcium 137.6mg 14% DV; iron 2.6mg 15% DV; magnesium 32.8mg 12% DV; potassium 254.1mg 7% DV; sodium 640.6mg 26% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV.

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Fairly easy and tasty I used spinach instead of chard and seared the rolls on all sides before adding the marinara sauce. I also used toothpicks to hold the rolls together rather than string. Very tasty will definitely make again! Pros: Simple ingredients very fast Cons: Rolling can be tricky Read More