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Roasted Red Pepper and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breast

Chicken breast stuffed with melted cheese, roasted red peppers, prosciutto and baby spinach. Words cannot describe how good this is, and it’s really not complicated to make.

I just returned from a four day weekend to Disney in Orlando with my family. It was both work and play, and it was really nice to get away for a few days to spend some quality time with my youngest daughter Madison and my husband Tommy. We stayed at the Grand Floridian which was beautiful and had so much fun in the parks. On our return seeing the devastation that just took place in Oklahoma deeply saddens me and once again reminds me just how fragile life can be – my prayers and thoughts are with Oklahoma today.

Just a quick note on the chicken; I couldn’t eat two pieces after I photographed this. One piece with a side salad was plenty for me, but my husband who has a bigger appetite found two pieces the perfect amount. For the side salad I just tossed romaine lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes with a little olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper.

Roasted Red Pepper and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken
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Servings: 8 • Size: 1 roll • Old Points: 4 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 5 pt
Calories: 190 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 7 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 27 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 536 mg • Cholest: 0 mg

Ingredients:

  • 8 thin chicken cutlets, 3 oz each
  • 4 (2.8 oz) slices thin lean prosciutto, sliced in half
  • 4 slices reduced fat provolone or mozzarella, sliced in half (Sargento)
  • 8 slices (2.5 oz) roasted peppers (packed in water or homemade)
  • 24 fresh baby spinach leaves (about 1 oz)
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • olive oil non-stick spray

Directions:

Wash and dry the chicken cutlets well with paper towels. Combine breadcrumbs in one bowl and in a second bowl mix the olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper.

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.

Place each cutlet on a work surface such as a cutting board and lay 1/2 slice prosciutto, 1/2 slice cheese, 1 slice of roasted pepper and 3 spinach leaves on one side of the chicken cutlet.  Roll and place seam side down on a dish (no toothpicks needed). Repeat with the remaining chicken.  

Dip the chicken in the lemon oil mix, then into the breadcrumbs to coat and place on the baking dish; when done spray the top of the chicken with olive oil or cooking spray.

Bake 25 – 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

Chicken and Andouille Sausage

A chicken and sausage stew made with skinless chicken legs and spicy andouille sausage simmered with flavors from the deep south – without the extra fat.

Today is Fat Tuesday, but any day is really a great day to enjoy this comfort dish. Traditional gumbos are made with a whole lot of fat and take hours to make. My lighter version you won’t miss the fat because there’s still tons of flavor. The stew itself is not very spicy, but the sausage is so you get a little heat each time you take a bite. If you’re not a fan of spice, a smoked turkey sausage or turkey kielbasa would taste great too.

To lighten this dish, I use lean skinless chicken on the bone (the bone adds great flavor) and lean chicken/turkey andouille sausage. It’s simmered with onions, bell pepper and celery, also known as the “holy trinity” in Cajun cuisine, and topped with scallions. This is the type of dish you may want to serve with a fork AND spoon, I served mine with 1/4 cup of cooked rice on the side, completely optional. Quinoa or farro would also work nicely.

I found the chicken a little tricky to calculate on the bone; I was getting discrepancies when I calculated it raw, vs cooked on the bone, vs cooked off the bone so I decided to weigh the meat off the bone cooked, I feel this is the most accurate. The chicken I purchased was from a small bird, so if you have really large chicken, the nutritional info will change. If you prefer white meat, be sure to use skinless breasts on the bone so your meat doesn’t dry out and you still get the great flavors from the bones.

Low carb, gluten free, and really good!

Chicken and Andouille Sausage
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Servings: 4 • Size: 4 oz chicken, 3 oz sausage + broth • Old Pts: 8 • Points+: 9 pts
Calories: 347.5 • Fat: 13 g • Protein: 8 g • Carb: 8 g • Fiber: 2 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 490 mg (without salt)

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 14 oz (4) lean skinless chicken thighs, with bone*
  • 12 oz (4) lean skinless chicken drumsticks, with bone**
  • salt and fresh pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour (rice flour for gluten-free)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 links (6 oz) andouille chicken/turkey sausage (Applegate)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallion

Directions:

Heat a large deep non-stick skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the oil, onions, peppers and celery. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring.

Push the vegetables to the edges of the skillet and add the chicken, season with salt and pepper. Brown 2 to 3 minutes on each side, then sprinkle the flour over the chicken and vegetables.

Add the water, sausage and bay leaf, adjust salt and pepper to taste, then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer 30 to 35 minutes, remove bay leaf and top with scallions. Serve with rice or quinoa if desired.

*thighs were 10 oz total weight cooked, off the bone
**drumsticks were 6 oz total weight cooked, off the bone

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Tomato and Zucchini Frittata

Garden tomatoes, summer zucchini, and Asiago cheese make a scrumptious frittata that highlights the end of summer’s bounty.

Summer tomatoes are abundant and delicious right now – my garden is overflowing with them! I’ve been enjoying them in salads[1] and quick garden sauces[2], over grilled flank steak[3], and in my egg sandwiches[4]. But today I wanted to make something different, using up some zucchini that I bought at the farmer’s market this weekend and I came up with this delicious frittata.

What I love about frittatas is that you can enjoy them for any meal and they are so inexpensive to make. Today’s leftovers from lunch are going to be tomorrow’s breakfast. Perfect for meatless mondays, gluten free, clean eating and low carb diets.

Tomato and Zucchini Frittata
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Servings: 4  • Size: 1/4  • Old Points: 4 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 4 pt
Calories: 172 • Fat: 10 g • Carb: 8 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 13 g • Sugar: 3 g
Sodium: 204 mg • Cholest: 186 mg

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1-1/2 cups (7 oz) zucchini, diced into matchsticks
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup Asiago cheese, grated
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 2 medium (about 8 oz) vine ripe tomatoes, cored and thinly sliced crosswise

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Heat oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in onion and cook until slightly golden, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add zucchini, increase heat to medium-high, season with salt and pepper and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the moisture dries up, stirring occasionally.

In a medium bowl whisk eggs, egg whites, Asiago, salt and pepper.

Pour the eggs into the skillet making sure they cover all the vegetables. Arrange tomatoes in an overlapping pattern on top and season with salt and pepper. When the edges begin to set (about 2 minutes) move skillet to oven. Cook about 16 to 18 minutes, or until frittata is completely cooked. Serve warm, cut into 4 pieces.

References

  1. ^ salads (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ quick garden sauces (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ grilled flank steak (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ egg sandwiches (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)