Monday, June 20, 2011

Chicken with Spinach & Mozzarella

I saw this recipe over at Gina's Skinny Recipes: Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Melted Mozzarella.

It looked so delicious AND healthy! So, I thought why not try it?

 I thought it turned out pretty and delicious!

Here's the recipe (and a few adaptations):

Chicken with Spinach & Mozzarella
Adapted from Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes

  • 24 oz (3 large) chicken breasts sliced in half lengthwise to make 6 cutlets - I used 6-7 chicken tenders instead.
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed (I used it from a jar)
  • 10 oz frozen spinach, drained
  • 3 oz shredded part skim mozzarella
  • Red, Orange, and Yellow Peppers chopped. (I froze what I didn't use so I can have some ready for the next time)
 Turn oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper (flip and do again). Place in non-stick pan and place in oven (even before it gets to 400!).

Heat a pan and add oil and garlic. Saute for a little bit.

Cut up the peppers.

Check the chicken--if ready to flip, flip it!

Add Spinach to sauteed garlic. I added the spinach frozen, so I cooked it over medium heat and kept flipping it (Eventually it all worked out). Cook until it is heated through. Add a little salt and pepper (or other spices).

Take chicken out of oven. Spoon spinach/garlic over each piece of chicken. Top with a little bit of shredded mozzarella and sprinkle on the peppers (I don't like green, so I like to use yellow, orange, and red)! Bake until the cheese is melted (about 6-8 minutes).

Take it out--enjoy the view AND the taste!!

What a great start to making better recipes--and healthy choices. Healthy food CAN be delicious!

1 comment:

  1. Mmm, i love spinach!
    i will have to try this.