Tuesday, July 12

Hungry Girl Night 1- Nacho-Rific Stuffed Chicken

As I mentioned earlier this week, the recipes for this week's dinners are coming from the Hungry Girl cookbook: 300 Under 300.

First up is the Nacho-Rific Stuffed Chicken. Baked chicken stuffed with ooy-gooy-beany-cheesy mixture and topped with a crunchy and spicy coating. I had made this once before and it was delicious. Adam really liked it too, so I thought it would be the perfect kick-off to my week of diet dinners.

  • 1/2 c Fat Free Refried Beans
  • 1/4 c shredded fat free cheddar cheese (I didn't have fat free, I just used the extra sharp we had)
  • 4 wedges Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 c FiberOne bran cereal (I eliminated this)
  • 8 low-fat baked tortilla chips crushed
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning mix
  • 2 dashes cayenne pepper (I eliminated this b/c of my extra spicy sauce)
  • four 5-oz chicken breast, pounded thin
  • 1/4 c taco sauce (I substituted for a very spicy Jamaican red pepper sauce)
To make the chicken
  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • prep baking pan with nonstick spray or foil
  • mix beans and cheeses in a bowl; spoon onto each chicken evenly
  • Roll the chicken over the filling, secure with toothpicks if needed
  • cover each chicken with 1Tbs taco sauce
  • mix crushed chips and taco seasoning (and bran cereal and cayenne if you use it) in a bag or bowl
  • Roll the chicken into the chip mixture (I just topped the chicken and patted the chips down)
  • place chicken on baking pan, cover with foil, bake for 20 minutes
  • Uncover chicken, bake for 15 minutes more

This recipe serves 4. Each stuffed chicken is only 267 calories! As well as 3.75 g fat, 667 mg sodium, 17 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 1.5 g sugar, 39.5 g protein. (*note- with my substitutions, I'm sure the information is slightly different)

On tomorrow's menu:  Super Delicious Shrimp Scampi with Fetuccini


  1. Umm, that looks delicious! I may have to buy this cookbook...thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. It was just as good as I remembered it. I highly recommend this cookbook.


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