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Stuff It!

May 2, 2014

If you’re like me, you occasionally get so consumed with trying new dishes for dinner that you forget about the standards. Those meals you can make in a snap without following a recipe or buying ingredients you’ll only use once. You’ve made them a hundred times for a reason – they taste good and they’re good for you (well hopefully!). One of those stand-bys for me is stuffed chicken breast. I get so frustrated when I see people buying the frozen versions full of preservatives and chemicals because they could not be easier to make plus you can customize them a million different ways.

All you need to do is pick a veggie, fruit or meat then pick a cheese. The possibilities are endless! Off the top of my head:

  • Spinach or swiss chard and old cheddar
  • Broccoli and cheddar
  • Sweet pepper and feta
  • Pear or apple and brie
  • Prosciutto and mozzarella
  • Ham and swiss

The key to keeping these healthy is to limit the cheese (or meat if using) and pump up the greenery. Simply cut a slit into a chicken breast and stuff it with a bunch of the fruit or veggie and then a half a tablespoon to a tablespoon of grated cheese. Season your chicken breast as per usual then put it in the oven at 425 for about 25 minutes. It’s ready when a meat thermometer reads about 165 degrees.

As a bonus, kids LOVE these. My eldest step-daughter never finishes a meal and she devoured an entire breast in record time yesterday.

Any favourite go-to dishes you haven’t made in a while? Share in the comments!!


  1. What a fab idea!!! I love your pairings and you’re right, when I make some meals, I buy stuff that I only use once.

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