Stuffed Skillet Chicken
Prep + Cook Time34 Minutes
- 17 g FAt
- 7 g Sat. FAt
- 40 g CArbs
- 3 g Fiber
- 2 g sugars
- 48 g proteins
4 Forester Farmer’s Market® boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 teaspoons olive oil
5 1/2 ounces frozen chopped kale (about 2 cups)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/3 cup frozen whole kernel corn
2 ounces pepper jack cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the kale, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until the kale is softened and the garlic is fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add the corn and cook, stirring, until warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer to a bowl to cool slightly, and then stir in the cheese.
Insert a thin paring knife into the thickest part of the chicken breast and cut down the side to make a 3-inch pocket. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts. Then evenly stuff with the kale mixture.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until very hot, 3 to 4 minutes. Rub the chicken breasts with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and sprinkle with a total of 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add all 4 chicken breasts to the skillet and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Then lower heat to medium. Continue cooking, turning once halfway through, until just cooked through, about 14 minutes more. Insert a small paring knife into the top of the chicken to test for doneness. If any pink areas remain, cover the skillet and continue to cook until opaque. Use a meat thermometer to ensure internal temperature is at 170°F.
Transfer the chicken and any bits of filling that fell into the skillet onto 4 plates. Stir the broth and flour together in a small bowl and then add to the skillet. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the pan sauce over the chicken.