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!

2 comments:

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...