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  1. "Spinach Pesto"-Stuffed Chicken & Smashed Potatoes

"Spinach Pesto"-Stuffed Chicken & Smashed Potatoes

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6 servings, 1/6 recipe (238 g) each

Italian dressing, almonds, Parmesan and spinach take a whirl in the food processor to make the pesto for this stuffed chicken and smashed potatoes dish.

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  • Heat barbecue to medium heat.
  • Process first 4 ingredients in food processor until smooth. Spoon half into small bowl. Add shredded cheese; mix well.
  • Cut lengthwise slit in thickest side of each chicken breast, being careful to not cut through to opposite side. Stuff pockets with shredded cheese mixture; close pockets and secure with wooden toothpicks. Spray chicken with cooking spray. Grill, covered, 4 min. on each side or until done (170°F).
  • Meanwhile, place potatoes and water in medium microwaveable bowl; cover with waxed paper. Microwave on HIGH 12 min. or until tender. Use potato masher or back of spoon to smash potatoes. Add remaining spinach mixture and Miracle Whip; mix well.
  • Remove and discard toothpicks from chicken. Serve chicken with potatoes.

How to Store

Store "pesto" in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 5 days. Or for longer storage, freeze up to 2 months; thaw in refrigerator before using.

Creative Leftovers

Refrigerate any leftover grilled chicken. Slice, then use to make sandwiches with sliced roasted red peppers and crusty Italian bread.


  • 6 servings, 1/6 recipe (238 g) each

Nutrition Bonus

This delicious low-calorie main dish is a good source of vitamin A, thanks to the spinach.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1/6 recipe (238 g) each
Calories 320
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 350mg
Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary fibre 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A 80 %DV
Vitamin C 60 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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