August 6, 2011 by Katie
Chicken Under Cheese
What to make when you’re in need of some protein, have limited ingredients, and want to attempt to eat healthy…all while needing to curb major a cheese craving.
Serves 1 (easily increased to serve more)
1 chicken breast
pinch of salt & pepper
dash of cayenne pepper
dash of Italian seasoning
3 c. fresh spinach
2 tbs. Sundried Tomato Tapenade (store-bought)
¼ c. shredded mozzarella
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Season chicken breast with salt, pepper, cayenne and Italian seasoning. Pan sear chicken breast on stove—2 minutes each side on medium-high heat to brown, then lower heat, cover pan and cook through, about 10 minutes. Check for doneness.
While chicken is cooking, wilt spinach in pan over medium heat. Season with salt. As it wilts, the spinach will decrease in density. Set wilted spinach aside until chicken is done.
Put cooked chicken in oven proof dish. Top with wilted spinach, tapenade and mozzarella. Heat in oven for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
Can be served atop pasta or alone. Enjoy!