Roasted Chicken Breast Stuffed w/ Spinach, Garlic and Thai Peanuts

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Roasted Chicken Breast Stuffed w/ Spinach, Garlic and Thai Peanuts

Ingredients

  • 4-8oz Chicken Breast
  • 1 cup (30 grams) Spinach
  • ½ tbs Minced Garlic (Bottled Fresh or Dried)
  • 8 grams Crushed (Nut of Choice) Walnuts, Peanuts, Almonds, etc
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • Black Pepper

Notes

Other Options for flavoring:

  • Chopped Peppers
  • Cayenne Pepper

 **Sprinkle chicken with your favorite flavors!** 

Nutrition / Macros: (For 5oz serving Chicken Breast)

  • Calories:  178
  • Fat:  5g
  • Carbohydrate:  3g
  • Protein:  30g

 

Directions

1. Pre-Heat oven to 400 F. Butterfly chicken breast (cut along side and lay out flat, leaving one side attached like a book).  **Optional** Pound slightly to flatten.

2. Spray both sides with Olive Oil Spray and season well with pepper (Add additional seasons of choice).

3. Lightly wilt spinach in non-stick pan or place in microwave for 10-15 seconds.

4. Spread garlic onto one half on inside of chicken breast.

5. Sprinkle (nuts) over garlic, than add spinach on top.

6. Fold top over and place on a rack over a sheet pan or roasting pan. (Tips: Stick toothpick in center to keep chicken folded neatly).

7. Place chicken in oven and bake for 20 min (at 400 F).  Then reduce heat to 325 F and roast for an additional 30 mins, or until stuffing reaches 145 F.  (Tips: The roasting time may be shorter, based on your oven…be sure to watch after 20 mins).

Optional:  Allow to rest for 15 minutes before slicing.  **I am too impatient, I can’t wait :-)!!**

 

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