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 mozzarella

  • 1/2 can(10 ounce) 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 degreesF. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Arrange chicken on baking sheet about 2

  3. inches apart.Squeeze the lemon or lime juice evenly over the chicken. Sprinkle cumin and salt over the chicken. Bake 20 minutes

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

  5. Serve with 1/2 cup cooked no-yolk egg noodles, fried (I prefer steamed and seasoned} yellow squash and onions or green beans.

Nutritional Facts

Makes 4 Servings (1 chicken breast)
Calories 170
Fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 3 g
Cholestoral 66 mg
Protein 33 g
Sodium 311 mg

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