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You Need to Take a Look At This Rice Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

You Need to Take a Look At This Rice Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

Chicken breasts are a fairly common dish to serve for dinner; there is no denying it. However, whenever you can jazz up a dish to devour with eagerness, then you have to take that opportunity.

Chicken breasts might be considered plain or trite to have for dinner, but when they are stuffed with delicious wild rice, then suddenly, it tastes like a brand new meal. It is a recipe you will want to have laminated and framed on the wall in your kitchen. That is how unbelievably grand chicken breasts taste when coated in the flavors of wild rice.

Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Rice

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The ingredients included among this recipe are rice, pepper, salt, tomato, basil, and cheese, all of which are used to bring out the natural flavors of the chicken and rice, compounding them together into an amazing taste sensation that will fill your mouth. While there are many ingredients that come together to form this beautiful recipe into one piece, they are all brought into play in small amounts. So, you do not have to break the bank to purchase the ingredients, nor do you have to use a plethora of dishes to bring it all together.

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You can definitely get creative with the presentation on this rice-stuffed chicken.

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Everything about this recipe is tailored with your own well-being in mind. We know you are busy with all of the things that dot a day, including clubs, sports, work, and school, so the last thing you want to be worrying about is how many dishes you need to use and then wash at night. Additionally, the meal is able to be prepared in a short amount of time so you can always ensure that there is plenty of time to eat for your whole family.

And your family will love to eat this meal, on top of that. Each bite will provide such delicious nutrition, you will wonder how healthy eating ever got to taste so good (and why it cannot always taste that good to begin with).

Wild Rice-Stuffed Chicken Breast

Chicken? Good. Rice? Good. Together? Amazing!

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The idea of cooking a meal of chicken breasts stuffed with wild rice may seem like a daunting one that would consume all free time in the evening and leave you with a brand new source of stress to come home to. However, this recipe is a very economical and minimalist way of cooking a meal that is anything but. Wild, savory, delicious, and a brand new sort of dish, the wild rice stuffed chicken breast betrays its very name and essence by being a meal that is extremely simple to cook.

To prepare the chicken, you only have to whip it up in a similar manner that you would make any other chicken breast. You pound it and season it after splitting the chicken breast in half, which will come into play later, of course. Additionally, the preparation of the rice is similar to any other rice dish that you would prepare, as you combine all of the ingredients into a bowl, preparing yourself to thoroughly and completely mix it together until it has a delicious menagerie of tastes, all in one bite.

The unconventional aspect of this dinner comes when you combine the wild rice into the general make-up of the chicken breasts, but it is just a simple spooning. After that, the meal should not take more than fifteen minutes to complete and, before you know it, you will have a delicious meal begging to be eaten as its enticing aroma fills your kitchen.

Health Benefits of Chicken

Ever heard that chicken is one of the healthiest meats you can eat? It's true! There are so many great things about chicken for you and your family to enjoy, aside from its great flavor. Let's explore some of chicken's health benefits.

First, and perhaps most famously, chicken has a ton of protein in it. It's one of the best ways to get a lot of protein in your day. Plus, it lacks a lot of fat. Other meats, like beef, also have a lot of protein, but can come packed with a lot of fat as well. That negates some of the benefit you get from the high amount of protein.

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Another great benefit of chicken is that it's full of important nutrients. Many Americans wind up nutrient-deficient for one reason or another, so finding a way to get more nutrients into your diet is important. Chicken offers a wide variety of nutrients. Some of them, like selenium and niacin, are found in large quantity.

Finally, chicken can actually help you avoid overeating. Studies have shown that high-protein foods can help you feel fuller for longer, ensuring that you eat the right amount of food each day. Overeating can lead to weight gain, so balancing out your day's eating is important.

If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to check out our Chicken Cacciatore and our Smothered Pork Chops.

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Rice Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe


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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes

Description

Chicken breasts are a fairly common dish to serve for dinner; there is no denying it. However, whenever you can jazz up a dish to devour with eagerness, then you have to take that opportunity.


Ingredients

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  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • ¼ cup diced tomato
  • ¼ cup grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon basil
  • cooking oil

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken breasts in half. Pound each one with a mallet until ¼ inch thick.
  2. Season the chicken with the pepper and salt.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the white rice, tomatoes, Mozzarella cheese, and basil. Toss all of the ingredients until well blended. Spoon an even amount of the rice mixture on top of each chicken breast. Fold and secure with string and toothpicks.
  4. In a skillet heat enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Brown the chicken on both sides for 1 minute or until golden.
  5. Remove from the skillet and place in the bottom of a baking dish. Bake at 350º F for 10-15 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: stuffed chicken breast with rice, wild rice stuffed chicken breast

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