Chicken Breasts w/ Mozzarella, Spinach & Roasted Red Pepper


After over three months of not having a job, I forgot how hectic things can be with one. Sometimes it is hard to get motivation to cook a nice dinner after you have been working all day; I’m sure many of you are nodding your heads in agreement. BUT! Even when you have had a long day, you don’t necessarily have to sacrifice your dinner! This is a great recipe for those nights. It is quick, easy and looks like you tried harder than you have to!

Say goodbye to bland baked chicken breast. I want all you to see that you can easily dress up chicken, there is no need to eat a boring, dry chicken breast ever again! This specific recipe combines delicious Italian flavors with mozzarella cheese, spinach, roasted red peppers and basil. I chose to make my own sauce at home, but you can easily use a jar of white sauce or tomato sauce if you don’t want to spend the time making your own. If you are watching your diet, make this recipe with non-fat mozzarella and leave out the sauce or use tomato sauce.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Chicken Breasts w/ Mozzarella, Spinach & Roasted Red Pepper
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp basil (minced)
  • 2 roasted red peppers (sliced)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup white sauce (or tomato if you would prefer)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Place the chicken breasts on a foil-wrapped baking sheet.
  2. Season chicken with salt, pepper and basil.
  3. Layer each breast with ½ cup spinach, ¼ cup mozzarella and roasted red pepper slices.
  4. Cover with foil and bake at 375F until cooked through (about 30 minutes).
  5. Place breasts on individual plates and drizzle with ¼ cup sauce each before serving. (Serve over pasta if desired.)
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 breast Calories: 595 Fat: 29g Saturated fat: 9.8g Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 2g Protein: 69g

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18 Responses to Chicken Breasts w/ Mozzarella, Spinach & Roasted Red Pepper

  1. RavieNomNoms says:

    What a yummy meal! It looks so colorful and beautiful too!

  2. Amberini says:

    Oh this looks so yummy! I want to eat it right now! lol. I’m so saving this. Thank you for sharing!

  3. It’s always great to find delicious and easy recipes and this should go right to the top of the menu!

  4. Love that you included some white sauce on top of that… nom nom nom! :)

  5. This sounds so comforting and delicious! And pretty too!

  6. Fantastic way to prepare chicken…sounds like it would be lovely with fish as well :) Great looking dish :)

  7. Chef Tom says:

    I love chicken and with some fresh mozzarella and peppers, that is the perfect combo!

  8. Alana D says:

    This is simple but looks tasty,no excuses not to try this.

  9. Ohhh.. That chicken looks sooooo soooo good. I like dinners that are speedy gonzalez. :)

  10. Wow this is probably the best looking baked chicken I have seen in a long time!!

  11. Elies_Lie says:

    Congratz for the top 9 on Foodbuzz!
    mouth-watering chic dish! ;)

  12. Alyce says:

    Looks so good.

  13. ooo wow this looks so good!

  14. Sandra says:

    Very appetizing.

  15. Skylar says:

    Looks great, love the spinach coated with gooey cheese

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  17. kathie says:

    i had this with vodka sause and angle hair it’s great

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