Vegetables, cheese and your favorite squash--acorn, butternut or even pumpkin--make a nutritious filling for chicken that also happens to taste terrific.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup finely diced acorn squash
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 2 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
- 2 cups all-purpose flour for coating
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
In a medium skillet, melt butter or margarine. Add the squash, green bell pepper, onion and celery. Saute until slightly tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, add cheese and mix together.
Slice chicken breasts on the side about 3/4 of the way through. Stuff mixture evenly into each slit chicken breast until full. Dredge each breast in flour to coat completely, and brown coated chicken in skillet.
Place browned chicken breasts in the prepared baking dish, cover and bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.