Thursday, December 20, 2007

I Made Something Fancy for Dinner!

I haven't posted any recipes lately - I've been cooking a lot, but nothing all that exciting. However, I had a successful cooking adventure tonight and wanted to share.

I made a Weight Watchers recipe - Stuffed Chicken Breast. I've always been petrified to try this recipe because I detest touching raw meat and thought it sounded insanely hard to make. I happened to have feta on hand, so decided to give it a whirl. I'm glad I did! This may be one of my new favorite recipes to cook - right up there with the numerous Taco Soup variations.

Here's the recipe:

Stuffed Chicken Breast Serves 4 @ 4 points (I halved it- only made 2 chicken boobs)
  • 1 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion(s), chopped
  • 10 oz spinach, fresh
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tsp table salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, divided
  • 1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, four 4 oz cutlets

In a large nonstick skillet heat 1 teaspoon oil; sauté onion until golden, 5 minutes.Wilt spinach (steam spinach or heat damp spinach over medium heat in nonstick pan); stir in zest, feta, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.

Divide spinach mixture between cutlets. Roll up and secure with toothpicks. Sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove toothpicks.

That's all it takes! You really couldn't ask for a better recipe: easy to make, pretty to look at, tasty to eat and low in points. Woo hoo!


Stephanie said...

Sounds good. I'm impressed you had time and energy to do this after jazzercise.

Eljabo said...

Seriously - it took about 6 minutes to prepare and 10 to cook.

Couldn't have been easier! I watched Gossip Girl while I made it...