Stuffed Chicken & Caesar Salad

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#1 – Spinach Stuffed Chicken & Rice

Makes 4 servings

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts – $2.65

2 (10 oz.) packages Meijer frozen spinach, thawed and drained of excess moisture – $2.18

1 (14 oz.) can Meijer diced tomatoes – $0.89

1-1/2 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese with ¼ cup set aside – $1.50

McCormick herbs of choice such as oregano, parseley, basil, thyme – on hand

2 cups of Meijer uncooked brown rice – $1.37

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.  Slice each chicken breast open to create a pocket.  Stuff each chicken breast evenly with spinach, diced tomatoes and 1-1/4 cups mozzarella cheese.
  2. Use a toothpick to close the end of each stuffed pocket.  Place on a baking sheet.
  3. Use the remaining cheese to sprinkle on the top of the chicken breasts.  Sprinkle with herbs.  Bake for approx. 25 to 30 minutes, until chicken is done.

Serve over brown rice.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 461, Total fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 96mg, Sodium: 485mg, Carbohydrate: 45g, Fiber: 7g, Protein: 49g.

Serve with fresh Clementines – $1.33

Total Cost: $9.92

#2 – Chicken Caesar Salad

Makes 4 servings

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