I could eat this healthy stuffed chicken breast every single day! I assume I will need a break from it eventually, but right now, it’s my favorite dish in the world. It’s super tender, tastes fantastic, and is a complete and healthy meal all by itself. You don’t really need any sides, though you might want to add a small salad.
If you follow this blog, you will know that chicken breast is a central part of my healthy fitness cooking, and that I am always searching for delicious and easy chicken recipes.
Normally, I would browse Pinterest for recipe ideas, but this one was based entirely on what I had left in the fridge after making a huge salad for lunch. I am sure that there are a thousand very similar recipes out there, but for me, it’s always a pleasure to feel like I am creating something new, not just following someone else’s recipe.
The easiest stuffing recipe ever
Usually, the word “stuffing” in a recipe makes me run away screaming because it means doing fiddly and complicated stuff for ages. Not what I want when I am tired and just need a quick healthy dinner.
Well, this recipe is different!
The entire meal can be ready in less than 30 minutes if you don’t mess around. You can chop the vegetables for the stuffing while the oven heats up, and getting the stuffing into the chicken breasts is done in a heartbeat.
How can a healthy dinner recipe get much easier than that?
This also means that it’s a great dish to make when you have guests. It’s one of my favorite recipes when I want to serve a casual but impressive dinner for my friends and I ALWAYS get asked for the recipe (which just shows that my friends don’t read TheFitBlog, the lazy oafs…).
Healthy Stuffed Chicken Breast made even easier
Guess what? It can get even easier! If you want to cheat a little, you can pre-cook a few chicken breasts, put the stuffing in the cooked chicken and just microwave everything for about a minute before serving. It won’t be quite as good as when you cook everything together from scratch, but it’s still delicious. I do this a lot when I don’t have time (or am too lazy) to cook.
No matter how you make it, this stuffed chicken breast is a winner!
You can see exactly how I stuff the chicken breast in this short video:
I could eat this stuffed chicken breast every single day. It’s super tender, tastes fantastic, and is a healthy meal all by itself – no sides required!
- 1 Chicken breast
- 1 oz. (28 g) Low-fat mozzarella
- 1 Artichoke heart (from a can)
- 1 tsp. Sundried tomato, chopped
- 5 Large basil leaves
- 1 clove Garlic
- ¼ tsp. Curry powder
- ¼ tsp. Paprika
Brine the chicken breast in salt water as described in our post “How To Cook The Perfect Chicken Breast” (optional)
Preheat the oven to 365 F (185 C)
Cut the chicken breast almost halfway through with a sharp knife
Chop up the mozzarella, artichoke, basil, tomato and garlic. Mix to combine and stuff it into the cut chicken breast
Use a few toothpicks to close the chicken breast around the stuffing
Place the chicken breast on a baking sheet or on aluminum foil, and season it with pepper, curry powder, and paprika.
Bake for 20 minutes (depending on the size of the chicken breast)
Remember to remove the toothpicks before serving, and you're done!
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