• "Spinach Pesto"-Stuffed Chicken & Smashed Potatoes

"Spinach Pesto"-Stuffed Chicken & Smashed Potatoes

3.5
(4) 4 Reviews
Prep Time
25
min.
Total Time
25
min.
Servings

6 servings

Italian dressing, almonds, Parmesan and spinach take a whirl in the food processor to make the pesto for this stuffed chicken and smashed potatoes dish.

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  • Heat grill to medium heat.
  • Process first 4 ingredients in food processor until smooth. Spoon half into small bowl. Add shredded cheese; mix well.
  • Cut lengthwise slit in thickest side of each chicken breast, being careful to not cut through to opposite side. Stuff pockets with shredded cheese mixture; close pockets and secure with wooden toothpicks. Spray chicken with cooking spray. Grill, covered, 4 min. on each side or until done (165°F).
  • Meanwhile, place potatoes and water in medium microwaveable bowl; cover with waxed paper. Microwave on HIGH 12 min. or until tender. Use potato masher or back of spoon to smash potatoes. Add remaining spinach mixture and MIRACLE WHIP; mix well.
  • Remove and discard toothpicks from chicken. Serve chicken with potatoes.
* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.

How to Store

Store "pesto" in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 5 days. Or for longer storage, freeze up to 2 months; thaw in refrigerator before using.

Creative Leftovers

Refrigerate any leftover grilled chicken. Slice, then use to make sandwiches with sliced roasted red peppers and crusty Italian bread.

Servings

  • 6 servings

Healthy Living

  • Generally Nutritious

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1-1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1 Starch
  • 3 1/2 Meat (L)
  • 1 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

This delicious low-calorie main dish is a good source of vitamin A, thanks to the spinach.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 330
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 410mg
Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Protein 32g
   
Vitamin A 60 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Surggreys07 |

    I was very surprised at how easy this was to make! It is a simple dish to make but it comes out tasting like it was very difficult to make! I really like the flavor of the pesto and I was loving the potatoes! I will be making this again!

  • domunivmom |

    This was a great chicken dish. I made it for my son when he came for dinner, he loved it and so did my husband and myself. It was fairly easy to make and the mashed potatoes were a great addition.

  • CSTAUBIN |

    This recipe would be horrible if you didn't make changes. I marinaded chicken in Italian dressing and strongly suggest you do too. Pesto tasted bad when it came out of blender. It needed salt and pepper and garlic and more cheeses. I would not make it again

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