Pepper Jack Chicken Breast

Pepper Jack Chicken Breast

Pepper Jack Chicken Breast
Ingredients:

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 oz pepper jack cheese, shredded (you can use up to 6 oz)
1 c frozen spinach, thawed and drained (you can also use fresh cooked spinach)
2 tbsp Smart Balance Butter
1 tbsp breadcrumbs (whole grain)
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Toothpicks
Season to taste: (I use Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning consisting of sea salt, mustard seeds, black peppercorns, coriander, onion, garlic, paprika, and chili pepper. )

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Flatten the chicken to 1/4-inch thickness.

In a medium bowl, combine the pepper jack cheese, spinach, salt and pepper.

Combine the Cajun seasoning and breadcrumbs together in a small bowl.

Spoon about 1/4 c of the spinach mixture onto each chicken breast. Roll each chicken breast tightly and fasten the seams with several toothpicks. Be sure to count how many toothpicks were used!

Brush each chicken breast with the butter. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture evenly over all. Sprinkle any remaining spinach and cheese on top of chicken (optional).

Place the chicken seam-side up onto a tin foil-lined baking sheet (for easy cleanup). Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

Remove the toothpicks before serving. Count to make sure you have removed all of them.