Here’s quick dinner idea if you are looking for a high protein that will satisfy your taste
buds, and maybe even impress a date! Or at least a family of picky eaters. Stuffed
chicken breasts with shrimp just can’t lose. If you’re allergic to seafood, you can
substitute shrimp for ground turkey or even chopped portobello mushroom.
Ingredients for at least 3 servings:
- 18oz chicken breasts (three 6oz chicken breasts, raw)
- 6oz cooked shrimp
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup mozzarella (reduced fat)
- 4 asparagus spears (chopped)
- 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
- 1/3 cup chopped red onion
- 1 green onion (optional)
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 lemon
- Seasonings: garlic, Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper, sea salt, rosemary (optional)
1. Set oven to 375F.
2. Chop up your veggies into small pieces – asparagus, bell pepper, red onion,
green onion, garlic. Remember to remove the bottom stems from the asparagus
3. Peel the cooked shrimp and chop into small pieces.
4. In a bowl, mix shrimp, veggies, yogurt, cheese and a little sea salt and pepper.
5. Season the chicken breast with garlic, sea salt, pepper, rosemary and fresh
6. Slice the chicken along the side but be careful not to completely split it down the
middle. The chicken breast should resemble a piece of pita bread.
7. Evenly divide the shrimp mixture among the chicken breasts and stuff them. 8. Place the chicken on a baking sheet. Top with thin slices of lemon.
9. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the juice from the chicken has run clear.
Approximate macros for 1 stuffed chicken breast:
294 calories 58g protein 3g carbs 6g fat
About the Author
Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.
He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.
The blog was called Fit Men Cook and it had a simple message and belief system – “Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym.”
Kevin firmly believes that healthier food options do not have to be boring. Ever. In fact, they are pretty tasty!
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