Healthy Recipe: Peach Stuffed Chicken
With peaches in season, you can savor healthy eating at its best! Peaches are packed with natural goodness and they’re not only delicious, but incredibly nutritious. Several major nutrients, including vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and potassium are packed into each peach. Also an excellent source of fiber, peaches are good for blood sugar and keeping cholesterol low. They also provide natural plant compounds called flavonoids, which research suggests may help prevent cancer and heart disease. Today's healthy recipe from the Georgia Peach Commission will make you feel peachy keen!
Makes 15 appetizers
4 boneless chicken breasts
4 thin slides of baked ham
2 Georgia peaches cut into
1/2-inch thick slices
3/4 cup Peach Honey (see recipe below)
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
Place each chicken breast between two sheets of waxed paper and pound with a mallet or use a rolling pin to flatten. Cut chicken breasts in half or into approximately 2 1/2-inch wide slices so that when rolled will be appetizer size. Set aside.
Place ham slices in the center of a peach slice, add one tablespoon of Peach Honey, and one teaspoon of mozzarella cheese. Roll this mixture up and place on chicken breast. Roll up chicken breast and place seam side down in lightly greased baking dish. Place chicken breasts close together to prevent unrolling.
Bake for 20 minutes at 350°. Remove from oven and top each chicken breast with one tablespoon of Peach Honey. Return to 350° oven for 15 minutes or more. Chill before slicing crosswise into 1/2-inch slices.
Makes eight two oz. servings
5 medium size fresh Georgia peaches, pealed and sliced
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Process peaches in food processor or blender until smooth. Combine peaches and honey in saucepan. Mix together cornstarch, lemon juice and water; add to peach puree and heat until thick and bubbly. Stir in almond extract. Serve with Peach Stuffed Chicken recipe, over ice cream or pancakes.