It's been a little while since I have shared a recipe so I thought this one would be perfect! B was away for the weekend on a boys golf trip and arrived home Sunday afternoon so I thought I should be a good wife and make dinner for us that night. My good friend Carly and I had lots of quality girl time over the weekend, shopping, movie night in, brunch, farmer's market and then a hike. We talked a lot about getting healthy and finding new recipes, learning if you will. I like trying new things and especially if they are healthy and helping out with the toning up for summer! Carly told me about a great recipe during our hike, feta & pesto stuffed chicken. I was sold, plus I already had chicken and feta so I made a quick run for pesto and grabbed so asparagus to go with. This really is about a 15 minute meal (ours was a little longer because the chicken breasts were on the larger side.)
Each serving of the chicken breast is 230 calories and the asparagus is under 40 calories! This is a great healthy meal and is from the weight watchers menu. The flavor is amazing and you'll be feeling totally satisfied after!
What you need:
- 4-5oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup crumbled reduced fat Feta cheese
2 tablespoons pesto sauce
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 tbsp sliced fresh basil
Prepare and cook:
1. To make stuffing, combine feta, pesto and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl.
2. Make a pocket in side of each chicken breast by inserting sharp paring knife into thickest part and gently cutting back and forth until a small chamber opens; do not cut all the way through breasts. Enlarge pockets gently with your fingers. Spoon about 2 tablespoons stuffing into each pocket. Close pockets with wooden toothpicks and sprinkle breasts with another 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
3, Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, 6-7 minutes per side. Remove toothpicks and sprinkle breasts with basil. Enjoy!