Healthy Foil-Pack Recipes: Chicken Sausage 'n Spiralized Veggies, Caprese Stuffed Chicken

Mar 24 2016
Spring is here, so it's the perfect time to freshen up your selection of chicken recipes. These foil-pack creations are deliciously easy, and cleanup's a snap!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Chicken Sausage 'n Spiralized Veggies Recipe

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1/2 of recipe (about 1 3/4 cups): 266 calories, 9.5g total fat (3.5g sat fat), 848mg sodium, 23.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 12.5g sugars, 23g protein

SmartPoints®
value 4*

Premade chicken sausage + DIY squash noodles = a winning combo! This one's a keeper...

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

14 oz. (about 2 medium) yellow squash

1 cup canned crushed tomatoes

1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/8 tsp. black pepper

1 cup sugar snap peas

1/2 cup sliced onion

6 oz. (about 2 links) fully cooked Italian-style chicken sausage with 8g fat or less per 3-oz. serving (like the kind by Applegate Organics), sliced into coins and halved

1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil on a baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray.

Using a spiral vegetable slicer (like the Veggetti), cut squash into spaghetti-like noodles. (If you don't have a spiral veggie slicer, peel squash into super-thin strips, rotating the squash after each strip.) Roughly chop for shorter noodles.

In a medium bowl, combine crushed tomatoes with seasonings. Mix well.

Place squash noodles, snap peas, and onion in the center of the foil, and top with halved sausage coins. Evenly top with tomato mixture and Parm.

Cover with another large piece of foil. Fold together and seal all four edges of the foil pieces, forming a well-sealed packet.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until veggies are tender.

Cut packet to release hot steam before opening entirely. Transfer packet contents to a large bowl, and stir to mix.

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

Hungry Girl's Healthy Caprese Stuffed Chicken Recipe

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1/2 of recipe (1 stuffed chicken breast): 244 calories, 7.5g total fat (3g sat fat), 496mg sodium, 3.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 38g protein

SmartPoints®
value 4*

Caprese salad is tasty, but sometimes we need something a little more substantial. Roll the classic ingredients up in a chicken breast... Now you're talkin'!

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

1/3 cup seeded and chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp. fresh chopped basil

1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1/2 tsp. chopped garlic

1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper

Two 5-oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness

6 tbsp. shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil on a baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray.

In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, vinegar, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Add 1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper, and stir to mix.

Season chicken cutlets with remaining 1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper. Using a slotted spoon to drain excess liquid, evenly divide tomato mixture between the centers of the cutlets. Sprinkle with 3 tbsp. cheese.

Roll up each chicken cutlet over the mixture. Secure with toothpicks. Place cutlets onto the center of the foil. Top with remaining 3 tbsp. cheese.

Cover with another large piece of foil. Fold together and seal all four edges of the foil pieces, forming a well-sealed packet.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and cheese has melted.

Cut packet to release hot steam before opening entirely.

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

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