Monday, February 15, 2016

Pizza Chicken

*Adapted from Barbells and Bellinis
3 boneless chicken breasts
8 ounces of fresh mozzarella cheese (used provolone)
2 peppers sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons of basil (or fresh basil)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
salt and pepper for seasoning

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease a 9X12 casserole dish.  Butterfly chicken breasts by by slicing into the long side of the breast, stopping about a 1/4 inch from opposite side.  Lay chicken breast in casserole dish opened up.  Sprinkle the exposed sides of the chicken breast with 1/2 of the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.  Stack the peppers, basil, and one slice of cheese on the bottom side of the chicken.  Fold the top flap of the chicken over, tucking the cheese, peppers, and basil inside.  Sprinkle with the remainder of the Italian seasoning.  Bake chicken for 40 minutes.  Pull the chicken out of the oven and turn the oven over to a high broil.  Top the chicken with the remaining cheese slices and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (I used some Parmesan cheese inside the chicken as well). Broil until cheese is brown and bubbly.
413 Calories per serving, 19g Fat, 2g Carbs, 55g Protein

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