Chicken with Pesto and Mozzarella Cheese
4 5 ounces each, skinless, boneless, skinless breasts
1 1/2 teaspoons store bought pesto
1 ounce skim milk mozzarella cheese, sliced into 8 thin strips
olive oil cooking spray
Preheat oven to 375F.
Cut a pocket in each breast, being careful not to cut
thorough the chicken.
Place 1/4 teaspoon pesto in each pocket and add 2 thin slices
of the cheese. Using toothpicks close the pockets and place on a baking sheet.
Continue the process until you have all 4 chicken breasts
readied for the oven. Spread the remaining 1/2 teaspoon pesto on top of the
chicken breasts and coat with cooking spray.
Bake the chicken for about 20 minutes until cooked through.
Allow to set for 5 minutes, before serving. Remove the toothpicks before
Per serving: 184 calories (20% calories from fat), 35 g protein, 4 g total fat
(1.4 g saturated fat), 0 carbohydrates, 0 dietary fiber, 369 mg potassium, 141
Diabetic exchanges: 4 lean protein