Main Dishes

Havarti, Spinach, and Pesto-Stuffed Chicken Breast with Pan Sauce

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Stuffed chicken breast, with Havarti, pesto, and spinach, perfectly seared and cooked to tender perfection, served with a bacon pan sauce.

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FOR THE STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS
6 boneless chicken breasts, about ½-inch, pounded to about ¼-inch
6-8 tablespoons of multi-herb pesto (recipe below)
12 slices of Havarti
2-3 cups baby spinach
1 tablespoon butter
Salt
Pepper
Toothpicks or antipasto skewers
FOR THE PAN SAUCE
2 slices low-sodium bacon, chopped into small ribbons
¼ cup finely chopped onions or shallots
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons of butter
Salt
Pepper
MULTI-HERB PESTO
In a food processor, mix:
1½ cups basil
4 cloves garlic
5 tablespoons pine nuts
½ teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons olive oil
¾ cup Parmesan cheese
? cup fresh dill with stems
¼ cup sweet mint, leaves only
1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Pre-heat the oven to 350° F. Season the outside of the pounded chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Then turn the breasts over and fill each one with 1 tablespoon of pesto, 2 slices of Havarti cheese, and...
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Nutritions

Calories
691

Sodium
1407mg
58% DV

Fat
49g
76% DV

Protein
31g
63% DV

Carbs
17g
5% DV

Fiber
3g
13% DV
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