As many of the entries for the Delicious Diet Fare contest showed, light on calories does not have to mean light on flavor. The winning recipe is simple to make with a short list of fairly inexpensive ingredients. And it’s delicious to boot.
Olive oil cooking spray
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Salt and pepper to taste
1 bag (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
Balsamic vinegar to taste
- Prepare a sauté pan with cooking spray and cook chicken, seasoned with salt and pepper, over medium heat.
- As chicken is cooking, lightly steam spinach for 1 to 2 minutes in the microwave so it is cooked but not soggy.
- When chicken is cooked through, place it on a plate, top each with 1/4 of cooked spinach, sprinkle with 1 ounce feta and drizzle with balsamic to taste.
Servings: 4. Serving size: 1 breast with spinach and cheese. Per serving: 359 calories, 55.4 g protein, 9.9 g fat, 3.9 g carbohydrates, 0.9 g dietary fiber, 625 mg sodium, 2.4 g sugars, 176 mg cholesterol
Katheryn Jager, Pedernales EC