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Spinach Pesto-Stuffed Grilled Chicken
Spinach Pesto-Stuffed Grilled Chicken

Spinach Pesto-Stuffed Grilled Chicken

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Cook Minutes 25 Min
Prep : 15 Min Cook: 10 Min
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4 Servings
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Original recipe yields 4 Servings
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4 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves
1/4 cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese
2 Tbsp. roasted almonds
1 clove garlic
3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
zest and juice from 1/2 lemon
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 cup Cracker Barrel Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese
4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb./450 g)
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Step 1
Heat barbecue to medium heat.
Step 2
Use pulsing action to process first 4 ingredients in food processor until finely chopped. Mix 2 Tbsp. oil, lemon zest, juice and pepper in liquid measuring cup. With processor running, gradually add oil mixture to ingredients in food processor through feed tube, processing until smooth and well blended.
Step 3
Mix 1/4 cup spinach pesto and mozzarella. Cut lengthwise slit in thickest side of each chicken breast, being careful to not cut through to opposite side. Stuff with cheese mixture. Close pockets; secure with wooden toothpicks. Brush chicken with remaining oil.
Step 4
Grill 5 min. on each side or until done (170°F). Serve topped with remaining spinach pesto.
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Serving Suggestion
Serve with hot cooked couscous and grilled fresh vegetables, such as quartered red peppers, sliced zucchini and/or sliced portobello mushrooms.
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Creative Leftovers
Refrigerate any leftover grilled chicken. Slice, then use to make sandwiches with sliced roasted red peppers and crusty Italian bread.
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Variation
For a spicy twist, substitute arugula leaves for the baby spinach.
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How to Store
Store spinach pesto in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 5 days. Or for longer storage, freeze up to 2 months; thaw in refrigerator before using.
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Nutrition
Calories
290
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total fat 17 g
26 %
Saturated fat 4 g
20 %
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 240 mg
10 %
Total carbohydrate 4 g
1 %
Dietary fibre 2 g
8 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 31 g
Vitamin A
80 %
Vitamin C
40 %
Calcium
15 %
Iron
20 %
Servings
Makes 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (123 g) each.
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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