Quinoa Stuffed Chicken Breast wrapped in Prosciutto

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Quinoa Stuffed Chicken Breast wrapped in Prosciutto

Slimming Eats Recipe

Serves 2

Extra Easy1 syn per serving

Ingredients

  • 1 large chicken breast (approx 330g – or use two smaller chicken breasts)
  • 6 slices of prosciutto ham (1.5 syns)
  • 1/4 cup of quinoa, dry
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of tomato paste
  • few basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup of chicken stock
  • salt and black pepper
  • Frylight or Pam spray

 

Method

Preheat oven to 180c or 350f (gas mark 4)

Place red pepper, red onion and garlic in an oven proof dish, spray with Frylight or Pam spray and roasted until softened, approx. 30mins.

Remove from oven and set aside.

Rinse the quinoa under a cold running tap, add to a saucepan and cover with the chicken stock, bring to a boil and then cover and reduce heat to low, simmer for approx. 10 mins until all stock is absorbed,  remove from heat and set aside for 10 mins, but leave the lid on, the steam trapped underneath with continue to cook the quinoa. When cooked the quinoa should be nice and fluffy with what looks like a little hair in each grain.

Place your chicken breast in between some cling film and bash with a mallet until you have a thin fillet, with even thickness. Season the chicken breast on both sides with salt and black pepper.

In a bowl mix together your quinoa with the roasted red pepper, onion, tomato leave and squash the roasted garlic cloves and add these in two. Add some chopped basil leave and season with salt and black pepper.

Place your prosciutto ham on a flat surface slightly overlapping each slice and then place your chicken breast on top. Add the quinoa mixture to the top of the chicken breast (you many not need it all) and spread out evenly.

Picking up one long side of the chicken breast with the prosciutto ham, start to wrap up the chicken breast into a roll.

You will then have a rolled up chicken breast, stuffed with the quinoa and wrapped in the prosciutto.

Transfer to an oven proof dish and spray over the top with Frylight or Pam spray, this will give the prosciutto ham and nice colouring.

Bake in the oven for approx. 20-30mins at 180c or 350f (gas mark 4), until chicken is cooked through.

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Remove from oven, and transfer to a board, cover with foil and allow to rest for a few mins and then carefully slice the chicken breast into slices.

Serve with your choice of sides. I served mine with roasted butternut squash and sauteed spiralled courgette.

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The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx nutritional information:

Approx NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

1 serving

Calories

337

Fat

5.8g

Saturated Fat

2.2g

Total Carbohydrate

20.6g

Dietary Fibre

2.9g

Sugars

3.6g

Protein

           51.8g

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