- Makes 4 Servings
- Total Time:
- 30 minutes
- Active Time:
- 30 minutes
-- Prepare cheese mixture - 10 minutes
-- Prepare chicken and begin to grill - 5 minutes
-- Prepare suggested salad; complete chicken and serve - 15 minutes
5 oz Deli manchego cheese (1 cup)
1/2 cup roasted red peppers
2 teaspoons lemon zest
3 tablespoons slivered almonds
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
-- Dice cheese and red peppers into small bite-size pieces.
-- Zest/grate lemon peel (no white).
1. Combine cheese, red peppers, lemon zest, almonds, 3 tablespoons olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper, and red pepper; let stand 15-20 minutes for flavors to blend.
2. Preheat grill pan on medium-high 2-3 minutes. Coat chicken with 1 tablespoon olive oil; sprinkle with lemon pepper (wash hands). Place chicken in pan; grill 4-5 minutes on each side or until 165°F.
3. Slice chicken; top with cheese mixture and serve.
-- Complete your meal with a Caesar salad, crusty baguette, and a Bakery decadent dessert.
-- Manchego cheese is a rich, golden cheese with a mellow flavor; it is good for snacking.
-- You can use Parmesan or Asiago cheese instead of manchego.
CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 540kcal; FAT 36g; CHOL 150mg; SODIUM 520mg; CARB 3g; FIBER 1g; PROTEIN 50g; VIT A 25%; VIT C 40%; CALC 35%; IRON 10%