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Flavorful Chicken Marinara for Two Recipe
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Flavorful Chicken Marinara for Two Recipe

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Flavorful chicken boasts a creamy filling in this suppertime standout from Danielle Rogers of Greer, South Carolina.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 envelope garlic-herb soup mix, divided
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1-1/2 cups marinara sauce or spaghetti sauce, warmed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with reduced-fat cream cheese and 1/4 cup mozzarella equals 594 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 1,547 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 48 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut a pocket in each chicken breast half, leaving meat attached on one side. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and 2 teaspoons soup mix until blended. Stuff into chicken pockets; secure with toothpicks. Place in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine the water, oil and remaining soup mix; pour over chicken.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until juices run clear. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Divide pasta between two small baking dishes. Top with chicken and marinara sauce; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5-6 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Marinara in Cooking for 2 Winter 2005, p27

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with reduced-fat cream cheese and 1/4 cup mozzarella equals 594 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 1,547 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 48 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

I love this recipe, and make it often. I've received many compliments on it. The soup mix gives a wonderful flavor, and the herb cream cheese in the center is the perfect touch.

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