Makes 2 servings
Total time: 35 minutes + marinating time
2 (6 ounce) chicken breasts
1 cup Italian dressing
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tomato, diced
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
½ tsp. dried basil OR 1 Tbsp. fresh basil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp. oil
2 slices provolone cheese
SLICE chicken breasts horizontally without cutting all the way though, making a pocket. MARINATE chicken in Italian dressing for 30 minutes up to 2 hours.
COMBINE garlic, tomato, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
REMOVE chicken from marinade and DISCARD remaining marinade.
ADD tomato mixture inside chicken breast and SECURE with a toothpick, if needed. SEASON chicken with salt and pepper. HEAT oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat.
ADD chicken to skillet and SEAR for about 2 minutes on each side, or until browned. COVER skillet with aluminum foil.
BAKE chicken at 375⁰F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165⁰F.
ADD cheese to chicken and BROIL on high for 2 minutes, or until cheese is browned and bubbly.
Approximate nutrition information per serving: 475 calories; 24.5 g fat; 8 g saturated fat; 168 mg cholesterol; 505 mg sodium; 8.5 g carbohydrate; 1.5 g fiber; 62 g protein