Double Quick Mozzarella Chicken


  • 4 boneless chicken breasts (about 4 ounces each) rinsed and patted dry

  • cooking spray

  • 1/2 medium lemon or lime

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • Salt to taste

  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat mozarella cheese

  • 1/2 can (10 Ounces) diced tomatoes with chillies, Mexican-style, well-drained (reserve remaining tomatoes for future use)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves

  • (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees f. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange chicken on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Squeeze the lemon or lime juice evenly over the chicken. Sprinkle cumin and salt over the chicken. Bake 20 minutes.

  2. Sprinkle cheese evenly over chicken and bake an additional 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remobe from oven and place on serving platter. Spoon equal amounts of the diced tomatoes (about 3 tablespoons each) in the center of each piece. Sprinkle evenly with cilantro; if desired.

  3. Suggestions for serving;

  4. Serve with 1/2 cup cooked no-yolk egg noodles, fried yellow squash and onions, or green beens if it fits your meal plan.

Nutritional Facts

4 meat
Calories 170
Carbohydrates 3 g
Cholestoral 66 mg
Protein 33 g
Sodium 311 mg

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4 replies

Avera 2009-01-04 22:24:35 -0600 Report

Wow! Only 3 carbs for something that sounds so delicious. I also noticed that it is very low in calories. It is even going to look good on the plate with the tomatos on top. Loved that you added the cumin.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-04 16:41:14 -0600 Report

This sounds very easy to make. I know I will like this. But can I do this with just diced tomatoes without the chili,s, my stomach can't do hot. But I have inquired the taste for cumin…