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Nachos Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe


Atkins "Nachos" Stuffed Chicken Breast
6.8g
Net Atkins Count ™
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Style:Mexican
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
* Any adjustments made to the serving values will only update the ingredients of that recipe and not change the directions.

79.5g

Protein

31.6g

Fat

1.8g

Fiber

650.1kcal

Calories

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INGREDIENTS

  • 4 oz Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 medium (4-1/8" long) Scallions, raw
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon(s) Kosher salt (1/4 tsp= 1.5 g)
  • 32 oz Chicken Breast Filet, skinless
  • 2 teaspoon Chili powder
  • 2 serving Olive Oil Pam (0.5g = 0.6sec spray)
  • 1 each Tomato, medium 4.6 oz
  • 4 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Erythritol
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper, ground
  • 5 cup (47.3g) Mixed Baby Greens

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

In a small bowl, combine the cheese, sour cream, scallion, cilantro, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
 
Insert a small sharp knife into the thickest part of each chicken breast and push it three-quarters of the way down to the thin end, being careful not to pierce the outside of the breast. Move the knife from side to side to form a wide pocket with a narrow opening. Stuff each breast with a quarter of the cheese mixture (about 1/4 cup). Secure with toothpicks. Season the chicken with the chili powder and 1 teaspoon salt.
 
Lightly coat a large ovenproof skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Place the chicken breasts into the skillet and cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast reads 165°F, 18 to 20 minutes.
 
Meanwhile, prepare the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice, oil, erythritol, and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper together until combined.
 
Remove the chicken from the oven. Remove and discard the toothpicks, then arrange the chicken on four serving plates. Mound 1 1/4 cups greens alongside each chicken breast, then drizzle the greens with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dressing per serving. Top each portion with 2 heaping tablespoons of chopped tomato and cilantro to taste and serve.

Adapt for Atkins 40 by serving with 2 tablespoons canned refried black beans per serving
Adapt for Atkins 100 by serving with ½ cup canned refried black beans per serving
 

Cooking Tip

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How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.

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