Found this receipe in Living well Magazine..sounded good but needed to get the pimento cheese . The recipe for the cheese in Sparks recipes undr 'Bobby's Pimento Cheese Recipe (low fat version of Paula Deen recipe" easy to make and .GREAT CHEESE SPREAD ON celery too.....
------NOW THE CHICKEN RECIPE------
Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Pimiento Cheese
From EatingWell: July/August 2010
Stuffing boneless, skinless chicken breasts with pimientos cheese gives them great flavor without a lot of effort. Don’t be concerned if some of the filling oozes out while the chicken is baking; just scoop it up from the pan as you serve. Serve with: Sautéed zucchini or summer squash
4 Servings | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes
•1/2 cup PIMENTO CHEESE SPREAD
•1 teaspoon paprika, divided
•4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts
•1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
•1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
•1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1.Preheat oven to 400°F.
2.Measure pimento cheese spread = 4 servings into a sm bowl .
3.Cut a horizontal slit along the thin, long edge of each chicken breast, nearly through to the opposite side, and open like a book. Sprinkle the breasts with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Divide the cheese filling among the breasts, placing it in the center of each. Close the breast over the filling, pressing the edges firmly together to seal.
* can use a toothpick to hold them close *
Sprinkle the breasts with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
4.Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned on one side, about 2 minutes. Turn the chicken over and transfer the skillet to the oven.
Bake until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, about 15 minutes.
Per serving : 200 Calories; 10 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 5 g Mono; 76 mg Cholesterol; 1 g Carbohydrates; 26 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 445 mg Sodium; 232 mg Potassium
Edited by: NURSERC1 at: 9/4/2010 (17:31)
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