Although balanced and decadent aren't usually related when it comes to describing food, this recipe demonstrates that a dish can be both healthful and scrumptious at the same time.
The richness comes from a small amount of brie cheese that's rolled up into boneless skinless chicken breasts. A figure-friendly mixture of pasta and fresh veggies is served on the side.
This recipe can be simply adapted: toss whatever vegetables you have on hand with the orzo and substitute any good melting cheese for the brie. To kick-start your weekend with this meal, read more. From Everyday Food Ingredients Coarse salt and ground pepper Directions Serves 4.
Spinach-and-Brie Chicken With Orzo
8 thin chicken cutlets (1 1/2 pounds total)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 package (10 ounces) frozen leaf spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
4 ounces Brie cheese, cut into 8 slices
1 cup orzo
2 plum tomatoes, cored and chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
From Everyday Food
Coarse salt and ground pepper