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    Italian Chicken Bake

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    Recipe Introduction

    Easy to make and pretty to serve. Serve with a tossed salad and a baguette.

    List of Ingredients

    4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
    2 tsp. oil
    1 tsp. garlic powder
    2 cups fresh spinach
    1/2 cup lowfat ricotta cheese


    Preheat oven to 375ᄚ: F. Sprinkle chicken breasts with garlic powder and brown in oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat about 3 minutes per side. While chicken is browning, rinse spinach and tear into smaller pieces. Put in microwave-safe bowl, cook on High with 1 tablespoon water for 3 minutes. Drain. Mix in ricotta cheese and seasonings. Place a thin layer of pasta sauce in bottom of 2-qt. baking dish. Place chicken breasts on top. Spoon one fourth of ricotta cheese mixture on top of each chicken breast. Spoon 1 Tbsp. of sauce on top of ricotta cheese mixture. Place slices of mozzarella cheese on top of sauce. Bake for 30 minutes. While chicken is cooking, cook pasta according to package directions and serve with rest of heated pasta sauce. Chicken should be an internal temperature of 170ᄚ: F




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