Friday, May 28, 2010

Chicken Italiano

This was my attempt to satisfy cravings for Italian food without going way over my daily point allotment on pasta. It was a recipe combined from a few ideas on the WeightWatchers message boards. The result was rather bland and kinda sad. I think it was the thick layer of spinach on the bottom that really scared Hubby away...this could definitely be improved, perhaps some diced tomatoes included in the spinach mixture...I'm not sure, but this still needs some work before it reaches it's full potential.

Chicken Italiano
Serves 2
Estimated Point Value - 7 pts

10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
4 oz fat-free cream cheese
Olive Oil Cooking spray
1/4 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
2 chicken breast halves
2 oz part-skim mozzarella cheese
Dash of dried oregano
4 slices tomato
1/2 oz grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix spinach and cream cheese together and put into the bottom of a small baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Dredge chicken in bread crumbs and cook for a few minutes each side in a large skillet also sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Place chicken breast halves on top of the spinach mixture.
  5. Top with the mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with oregano.
  6. Put two slices of tomato on top of each chicken breast and top with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes and serve.

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