I love stuffing things, especially chicken breasts. They make the perfect vehicle for all kinds of stuffings, including this nutty wild rice.
Nothing impresses people more than if you stuff something with something else. It doesn’t matter what it is. It could be French Toast you’ve stuffed with eggs, or it could be a flank steak rolled up with savory mushrooms inside. People go crazy! They think you’ve spent hours slaving away in the kitchen, when in reality, it only took minutes.
This recipe for baked chicken couldn’t have been any easier. We simply cut a slit in the chicken and packed it with a simple mixture of wild rice, almonds and chives – yet the combination of nutty rice and sweet raspberry glaze was truly impressive when we plated it for company.
Don’t forget to add a colorful salad on the side. You know me, there always has to be a vegetable on the side somewhere, and a cabbage slaw worked perfectly with my stuffed chicken.
Happy New Year and many blessing in the year to come!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Writing and cooking gives me hours of endless pleasure, so I truly appreciate your visits and comments.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 4.86g
Total Carbs: 49.80g
Dietary Fiber: 3.40g
- 1 package cabbage, shredded
- 1 cup carrots, shredded
- 2 large green onion, sliced
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup pepitas, toasted
- 4 ounces low fat plain yogurt
- ½ cup orange juice
- one squeeze lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
- ½ tablespoon ginger, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tsp sugar
- Combine slaw, carrots, onions, cranberries and pepitas in a in a large bowl. In another small bowl combine remaining ingredients.
- Toss together and chill for 30 minutes.
Amount Per Serving
- Total Fat: 9.13g
- Cholesterol: 1mg
- Sodium: 175mg
- Total Carbs: 17.59g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.14g
- Sugars: 12.27g
- Protein: 4.71g
What’s good for me in this dish?
Chicken is a complete protein, with less saturated fat than beef. Much of the fat is in the skin, so it is best eaten without the skin, with chicken breasts being the leanest choice. Chicken provides 67% of your daily protein needs. It also has cancer protecting B vitamins, including Niacin and B6 for energy.
Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, manganese, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Cabbage protects against cardiovascular disease, some kinds of cancers, Alzheimer’s Disease and improves gastrointestinal health.
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com. The statement made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to me that I provide you with accurate information.