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stuffed chicken breasts Italian style

Stuffed Chicken Breasts Italian Style

These stuffed chicken breasts have all the full flavors of a pizza without all the carbs.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword low carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 634 kcal
Author Jane Windham

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp avocado or olive oil
  • 2 large boneless chicken breasts butterflied
  • 1 tablespoon salt divided
  • 1 tablespoon pepper divided
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning divided
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 6 slices roasted red peppers
  • 6 leaves fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup packaged mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 12 slices pepperoni cut into small pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat over 400 degrees.


  2. Pour 1 teaspoon avocado or olive oil in a baking dish and spread around in the bottom to grease the dish.

  3. Butterfly each chicken breast by cutting them almost in half horizontally but leaving a small hinge. Open up each breast.

  4. Season each opened breast with salt, pepper, and dried Italian seasoning.

  5. Add 2 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese on one side of each breast.

  6. Layer 2-3 slices of roasted red peppers on top of the cheese.

  7. Add 3 fresh basil leaves on top of the peppers.

  8. Fold over the other side of each breast and secure the sides together with  several wooden toothpicks.

  9. Place in a 400 degree oven and bake for 30-40 minutes (depending on the size of the breasts.) 

  10. Remove from the oven and turn the oven to broil (high.) 

  11. Mix together the grated fresh Parmesan cheese, the shredded packaged Mozzarella cheese, and the chopped pepperoni.

  12. Top each breast with the cheese and pepperoni mixture and broil until bubbly and browned (about 5 minutes.) 

  13. Serve over cooked pasta, spaghetti sauce, zucchini zoodles or sauteed spinach.

Recipe Notes

To make the sauteed spinach, place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet and add 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 small diced onion, and 6 small sliced fresh mushrooms. Cook over medium heat until the onions become translucent. Stir in fresh spinach and cook for about 1 minute. Remove from heat.

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Chicken Breasts Italian Style
Amount Per Serving (1 breast)
Calories 634 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 1276mg 53%
Total Carbohydrates 8.9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
Sugars 4.8g
Protein 66.9g 134%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.