Thursday, June 16, 2011

Recipe - Stuffed Chicken Caprese

It's Recipe time again and this one is a great one.  Filled with delicious flavors - this will surely be a hit.  Of course, you can add or remove ingredients as you see fit and make this recipe completely your own.  Enjoy!
xoxo Honey

*Photo compliments of Cooking Club of America

A classic summer favorite, caprese salad, lends its flavors to this easy chicken dish. The chicken is stuffed with mozzarella and basil leaves and then served with sautéed cherry tomatoes and a sprinkling of torn basil. 

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
4 (1-oz.) slices reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
8 large fresh basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup torn fresh basil

1. With small knife, make horizontal slit in chicken breasts to create pockets, being careful not to cut all the way through. Sandwich 1 cheese slice between 2 basil leaves; stuff into pockets. Secure with toothpicks. Sprinkle chicken with 1/8 teaspoon of the salt and pepper.

2. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add oil; heat until hot. Cook chicken 5 minutes; turn. Scatter tomatoes  over chicken; sprinkle with remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, covered, 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Sprinkle chicken with torn basil. Remove toothpicks before serving.

4 servings
PER SERVING: 275 calories, 12 g total fat (5 g saturated fat), 35 g protein, 5 g carbohydrate, 90 mg cholesterol, 370 mg sodium, 1.5 g fiber

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