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Friday, February 6, 2009

Fab Meal Friday

Last week I had a Funny Friday posting.  This week, it's Fab .. that's because I made a fabulous new chicken dish last night. It was a huge hit!  The only problem was that ONE chicken breast with all the fixin's was 12 WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS .. yikes!  Maybe it was because it was swimming in butter, I don't know.  I do think it could be changed up a bit to lower the points, maybe using spray butter instead of a stick and using homemade light wheat bread crumbs instead of the packaged kind.  I'll have to experiment with that. If it takes away from the taste, however, I'm stickin' to the recipe (BTW .. I only ate half a chicken breast .. but it left me wanting more!)

Here's the recipe:

Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Avocado - serves 6

chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless 
1/2 tsp seasoned salt 
1/2 cup butter at room temperature 
1/2 tsp dried leaf oregano, crushed 
1/2 tsp chopped fresh parsley 
4 oz Havarti or Monterrey Jack cheese, cut into 8 slices 
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs 
1/2 cup dry white wine 
Avocado slices 
Tomato wedges

Preheat oven to 375 degrees (190 degrees C). Wash chicken breasts; pat them dry with white paper towels
Place chicken breast pieces between sheets of plastic wrap. Pound with the flat side of a meat mallet until thin and about doubled in size. Sprinkle seasoned salt over chicken. 
In a small bowl, combine butter, oregano and parsley. Spread half of the butter mixture over one side of the chicken breasts. Top each breast with a slice of cheese. Roll up each chicken breast tightly, tucking in ends to make each stuffed breast approximately the same length as the other. Place in a shallow 1-1/2 quart casserole. 
In a small saucepan, melt remaining butter mixture and brush over chicken. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Add wine to casserole dish. Bake, uncovered, 30 to 40 minutes or until tender and browned. Be careful not to overcook. Garnish with avocado slices and tomato wedges.

Gayle at The Grocery Cart Challenge has other recipes to share today if you want to check that out.

Enjoy this nice weekend!!

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