I think that most of us can agree that the best part of a pizza is the toppings, so why not use a chicken breast instead of a pizza base for a protein packed meal. Who doesn’t want pizza after a workout?
There is so much that you can do with chicken breasts and they make a relatively cheap and healthy addition to any meal. It can be easy to get in to a rut with cooking them the same way, so why not try these pizza chicken breasts.
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Happy September everyone!!! Whilst October is usually my favourite month, I am guessing that October is going to be pretty uncomfortable for me with baby due very early November, so I have decided that this year September will be my favourite month. We are starting to say goodbye to summer (it was nice whilst it lasted) and we can start thinking about all things apple, pumpkin, cosy and comforting. Whilst this recipe doesn’t include apple or pumpkin (oh, but I do have some treats for you lined up when it comes to those), it falls under the category of cosy and comforting.
There are some staples that we always buy when we go shopping. Avocados (obviously), feta (again, that was pretty obvious), milk, berries, eggs, sweet potatoes, lettuce and chicken breasts. We use chicken breasts in so many of our meals, like salads, tacos, pasta, curries, but it can be easy to do the same thing over and over again with them. Seeing as they are such a staple, I have been coming up with new ways to use them and these pizza chicken breasts soon became a favourite.
Something else we always have in the kitchen is some kind of cheese and a stack of Cirio products, so this recipe kind of made itself, as when you have cheese and tomatoes, you make something pizza related! I am a big fan of making anything in to a form of pizza, so it’s almost like this was destiny. Pizza destiny!
The great thing about the Cirio Passata that was used to top these chicken breasts, is that it lasts open in the fridge for about 3 days, so as you only need a few tablespoons for this recipe, you can keep it to use on a billion different things (literally). This passata has an unmistakable consistency, texture and body to bring a thick, textured Passata that you can literally pick up with a fork, so it’s not runny like the tasteless cheap stuff. Their “finest quality tomatoes are picked at their ripest and passed through a sieve with large holes to create an authentic Italian Passata just like a traditional homemade recipes that burst with the taste of fresh tomatoes! It’s the original and the best!”
I really don’t have any trouble getting enough carbs in to my diet, quite the opposite really, but I do struggle with protein sometimes because I don’t eat a lot of meat. I know there are TONS of veggie proteins out there, but not many that baby bump is on board with. But chicken really is packed with protein and one chicken breast really boosts my protein quota for the day.
Join me in getting excited for all things autumn and ease yourself in to comfort food with these easy pizza chicken breasts. Hold on tight – the super comfort food recipes are coming!
Ingredients – Serves 2:
– 2 medium chicken breasts
– 4 tbsp Cirio Passata
– 1 handful of spinach, chopped
– 30g mature cheddar cheese, grated
– o.5 tsp garlic granules
– A pinch of sea salt and black pepper
– 0.5 tsp dried oregano
– 4 green olives, sliced
1) Put the chicken breasts in a preheated oven at 190C/400F for 30 minutes, or until cooked through.
2) Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together the Cirio Passata, chopped spinach, garlic, oregano and salt and pepper.
3) Once the chicken breasts are cooked, top with the passata mix and then sprinkle over the cheese and olives.
4) Put under the grill for around 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and crispy.
Nutritional Information – Per Bite:
Weight Watchers Smart Points: 4
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**This recipe was commissioned by Cirio, however, all opinions are my own**