Skinny Chicken Mozzarella with Basil Marinara Sauce and Garlicky Kale - Home Chef

Skinny Chicken Mozzarella with Basil Marinara Sauce and Garlicky Kale – Home Chef

I made this for lunch today. It was delicious and SO filling. Low carb and low calorie too at 564 calories per serving. See the recipe that I got and made from www.homechef.com below the pic of my final product. Not pictured is the final step of garnishing with the basil at the end, because I forgot to do that haha

Skinny Chicken Mozzarella with Basil Marinara Sauce and Garlicky Kale - Home Chef
Skinny Chicken Mozzarella with Basil Marinara Sauce and Garlicky Kale – Home Chef

Ingredients

  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • Kale (10.0 oz)
  • 2 Basil sprigs
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 oz of grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup of low-sugar marinara sauce
  • 2 oz of shredded mozzarella
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Prepare the Vegetables

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with foil or use a non-stick baking sheet.

Mince the garlic.

Rinse the kale and remove the ribs. Coarsely chop the leaves.

Rinse and chiffonade the basil (stack the leaves, roll into a cylinder, and cut into ribbons).

Allow the butter to come to room temperature or microwave for 15 seconds to soften.

Rinse the chicken breasts and pat dry.

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Coat and Bake the Chicken

Cut each chicken breast into thirds.

In a bowl, combine the softened butter and grated Parmesan. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.

Coat the chicken pieces evenly with the mixture. Place coated chicken on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees and is lightly browned.

Remove from oven and keep warm until ready to top with sauce.

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Saute the Greens

While chicken is baking, prepare the kale. In a medium pan, warm 1 tsp. olive oil over medium heat and add garlic, 1 Tbsp. water, and kale. Don’t be afraid to crowd the pan with kale, as it cooks down considerably. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat, add a pinch of salt and pepper, transfer to a plate, and set aside until ready to serve.

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Finish the Chicken

Place the same pan used to cook kale over low heat. Add marinara sauce, ¼ cup water, and cooked chicken to the pan. Increase heat to medium, spoon sauce and sprinkle Mozzarella cheese over chicken.

Cover with a lid to allow Mozzarella to melt, about 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and set aside.

Plate the Dish

Add a serving of the garlicky kale to a plate. Place three pieces of chicken next to the greens. Spoon marinara over the chicken and kale and garnish with sliced basil.

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