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Healthified Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

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47% less fat • 30% fewer calories • 47% fewer calories than the original recipe. It's tasty and party friendly! Stuffed Chicken Parmesan doesn’t have to be stuffed full of fat and calories. Try our healthified recipe.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

6
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 5 oz each)
1
box (10 oz) Cascadian Farm® frozen organic cut spinach, thawed, well drained
2
oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4
cup fat-free egg product
12
stone-ground wheat crackers, crushed (about 1/2 cup)
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
cup Muir Glen® organic Italian herb pasta sauce
1/4
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (1 oz)

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix spinach, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon basil and the garlic until blended. Spread about 1 tablespoon spinach mixture over each chicken breast; roll up tightly. If necessary, secure with toothpicks.
  • 3 In small shallow bowl, place egg product. In another small shallow bowl, mix cracker crumbs, 1 teaspoon basil and the pepper. Dip each chicken breast into egg product; coat with crumb mixture. Place seam side down in baking dish.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 20 minutes. Pour pasta sauce over chicken; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until thermometer inserted in center of chicken reads 165°F. Remove toothpicks from chicken before eating.

Nutrition Info

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
38g
38%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
4 oz cream cheese, softened 2 oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz) 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
2 eggs, beaten 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
12 round buttery crackers, crushed 1/4 cup fat-free egg product
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz) 12 stone-ground wheat crackers, crushed (about 1/2 cup)
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (1 oz)
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
420 (before)
290 (after)
Total Fat
 
 
21 g (before)
11 g (after)

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

Another easy way to flatten chicken breasts is to place one at a time in a freezer food-storage plastic bag (not sealed) before pounding.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/17/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
38g
38%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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