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Lasagna Stuffed Chicken

Lasagna Stuffed Chicken

Lasagna Stuffed Chicken is everything you love about lasagna without the guilt!  This stuffed chicken is filled with cheese, topped with fresh marinara sauce, and low-carb! 
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Cup Low Fat Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 4 Chicken Breast
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese

20 Minute Marinara Sauce:

  • 28 oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Make 20 Minute Marinara Sauce (See Instructions Below)
  • Preheat 450°.
  • In a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  • Pat chicken breast dry and lay flat on parchment paper.
  • To stuff the breast, create a pocket in the chicken breast.
  • Place hand on top of the chicken and using a knife, make an incision at the top side of the chicken breast where the chicken is the fattest.
  • Gently push knife down inside the chicken about ¾ through the chicken.
  • Turn the knife a few times to create a pocket inside the chicken.
  • In a zip lock bag, add cheese mixture and cut a small hole at the bottom corn of the bag.
  • Pipe in the cheese mixture from the zip lock bag into the incision of the chicken until chicken is fully stuffed.
  • Repeat this for each chicken breast.
  • Spray 9x11 casserole dish with non-fat cooking spray.
  • Ladle a layer on marinara sauce in dish.
  • Add stuffed chicken to casserole dish and pour marinara sauce over chicken breast.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of chicken and bake for additional 5 minutes.

To Make 20 Minute Marinara Sauce:

  • Heat pot over medium heat and add olive oil.
  • Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaf, and salt & pepper.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove bay leaf.

Notes

Nutrition is based on the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.
NUTRITION: Serves 4, 1 Chicken Breast Per Serving- (2 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 64 FAT: 4.1 SATURATED FAT: 1.9 CARBS: 2 FIBER: 0 SUGARS: 1 PROTEIN: 6