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Spinach-Walnut Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Spinach-Walnut Stuffed Chicken Recipe

For just 300 calories, this hearty yet elegant chicken dish, stuffed with healthy spinach, is one you can savor. The walnut coating is a delicious bonus, because walnuts, in small amounts, are super-healthy, too. Keri Capuano - Narragansett, RI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup ground walnuts

Directions

  • 1. In a small skillet, saute the onion, mushrooms, celery and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in spinach and cheese; remove from the heat.
  • 2. Cut a lengthwise slit through the thickest part of each chicken breast; fill with spinach mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place egg white and walnuts in separate shallow bowls. Dip one side of chicken in egg white, then in walnuts.
  • 3. Place in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed chicken breast half equals 300 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 398 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 40 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.