Cheesy Chicken Stuffed with Rice and Veggies

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
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If healthy and hearty are what you’re after, this Cheesy Chicken Stuffed with Rice and Veggies is for you!

Featuring a flavorful blend of cooked tomatoes, spinach, low-fat mozzarella cheese and brown rice folded inside tender chicken chicken breast, this delicious dish serves up all the taste of your favorite restaurant’s star chicken dish, without all the fat and calories.

In fact, one serving of this mouthwatering meal clocks in at fewer than 245 calories. And, it counts as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and one Extra on the Nutrisystem program, which means it makes a great foundation for a flex meal. Still fuzzy on flex meals? Click here for more information about how to build a flex breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack >

Plus, since it makes four filling servings, this Cheesy Chicken Stuffed with Rice and Veggies is a great option for a family meal. Or, if you’d prefer, box up the leftover portions and enjoy them as a lunch or dinner throughout your busy week. Your taste buds and your waistline will thank you!

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Love chicken and rice dishes? You’re going to want to try our 1-Pan Rice, Chicken and Vegetables recipe, which is perfect for those busy weeknights. Or, check out our Escalloped Chicken and Rice Dish, which sounds fancy and tastes fancy, but is really quite simple to make. Our Fiesta Chicken and Rice Bowl is also quite popular among our customers. The flavorful marinade, a blend of lime juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, paprika and chili powder, is the true superstar of this healthy dish, but it certainly doesn’t hurt that it’s also got avocado and cilantro in the list of ingredients.

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Servings: Makes 4 servings

Calories per Serving: 244

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra

Ingredients:

  • 9 oz. boneless chicken breast
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • ¼ cup grated mozzarella cheese, low-fat
  • 1 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions:

  1. Slice chicken breast in half. Pound with a mallet until ¼ inch thick.
  2. Season with pepper.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine rice, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, spinach and basil.
  4. Spoon some of the rice mixture on top of chicken breast. Fold and secure with string and/or toothpicks.
  5. In a skillet, heat oil and brown chicken on both sides for one minute or until golden.
  6. In a baking dish, add the rest of the rice mixture. Remove chicken from skillet and place on top of remaining rice. Bake 350 F for 10-15 minutes or until fully cooked.