stuffed chicken.

This chicken is awesome.  This dish is so healthy and really pretty easy to do.  It's a fun one to get the kids involved with too because they can learn about healthy ingredients and help put this dish together.

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken cutlets  
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped roasted red peppers  
  • 1/2 c. crumbled feta cheese  
  • 1 T chopped, flat leaf parsley  
1.  In small bowl mix together feta and roasted red peppers.
2.  Season chicken with 1/4 tsp salt and pepper on each cutlet.
3.  Divide the cheese/pepper mixture evenly in each cutlet [about 1 heaping tablespoon] & roll the chicken up.  Use a toothpick to hold the rolled up chicken in place.
4.  Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in skillet on medium-high heat.  Use an oven safe skillet to make this even easier! 
5.  Cook chicken seam-side up until browned [about 3-4 mins].  Flip chicken and transfer skillet to top rack in oven.  Roast until cooked through [14-16 mins].
6.  Remove from oven when finished.  Check internal temperature.  Poultry should be 170 degrees F. 


 The healthy facts:

  • I love chicken as a protein.  Lean and a great choice.  A lot of people think chicken can't be good, but this dish has so much flavor you won't even remember red meat.  
  • This dish is low in fat.  The flavoring comes from the roasted red peppers & feta cheese.  
  • Choose low fat feta cheese to make this dish healthier.    

A few things:

  • Don't let your kids touch raw chicken.  That's just wrong.  
  • Don't let your child use a knife.  
  • Great roles for kids include measuring things out, mixing together ingredients, and monitoring the time on cooking. 
  *Recipe is from Real Simple and can be found here

And this is seriously so delicious.  Enjoy!

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