Walnut and Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breast
Chicken is regarded as the most popular meat, and millions of people prefer it over pork or beef. In general, it is also much healthier than the other types, especially if it is skinless. It is an excellent source of protein, and you can definitely benefit from it even if you are trying to lose weight.
One part that is highly in demand is the breast. I know, sometimes, chicken breast is hard to cook. But with proper cooking techniques, you can make the most out of it and end up with a sumptuous meal. Since breasts are skinless and boneless, they are high in protein, which makes it really good for weight maintenance as well as bodybuilding.
Aside from protein, chicken breast also contains lots of vitamins and minerals like vitamin B, which is very useful in the prevention of various skin disorders. It also boosts immunity, strengthens the body, and prevents heart disorders. It aids in regulating blood pressure, too.
So, what can you do with chicken breast? Many, really. You can give it a wonderful twist by stuffing it with different nuts. You can also add herbs if you wish, too. This dish that we are going to feature today is something that the whole family will love.Print
Texture, flavor, and twist – That’s what you need to make chicken breasts more delightful. With this Nut-Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe, you will have a hearty and elegant main course for dinner.
4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, and halved)
1/4 c. ground walnuts
1/2 c. each fresh mushrooms and onion (finely chopped)
1/4 c. celery (finely chopped)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
2 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1 large egg white
1/4 c. Gorgonzola cheese (crumbled)
1 package frozen spinach (chopped)
- Saute onions, garlic, celery, and mushrooms until tender in a small skillet.
- Add spinach and cheese, and then remove from heat.
- Look for the thickest part of each breast and cut a lengthwise slit. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Combine eggs and walnuts in separate shallow bowls.
- Dip one side of the chicken breast in egg then walnuts.
- Coat a baking dish with cooking spray and arrange the chicken breasts in it.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 to 30 minutes.
The dish should be uncovered while baking in the oven.
There you go with another delicious chicken meal. It is super healthy, too. Aside from the chicken breast, you will also benefit big time from the walnuts, which have all sorts of healthy fats. The best health benefit that you can get from this type of nuts is the high amount of omega-3 fatty acids that they contain.
Spinach cannot be underestimated either as it very healthy as well. It can strengthen your bones, eyes, and immune system. It repels bacteria and viruses while keeping your heart healthy.
With all that said, you can clearly tell that this entree is quite nutritious. You may opt to serve it during a party, too, and surprise your guests.