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Baked Chicken Breast with Cottage Cheese, Herbs, and Olive Oil

Наталья Листьева
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Ingredients:

  • – Chicken breast – 700 g
  • – Cottage cheese (fat-free) – 180 g
  • – Herbs (cilantro or parsley) – 4 sprigs
  • – Olive oil – 3 tbsp
  • – Salt to taste

For the sauce:

  • – Zucchini – 1/2 piece
  • – Salt to taste

Preparation:

1. Preparing the ingredients:

   – Rinse the chicken breast, pat it dry with a paper towel, and cut it into small portions.

   – Transfer the cottage cheese to a bowl, add finely chopped herbs and olive oil. Mix thoroughly.

   – Dice the zucchini.

2. Creating the filling:

   – Season the sliced chicken breast with salt to taste.

   – Begin to cut each piece of chicken in the middle, creating a pocket for the filling.

   – Place the prepared mixture of cottage cheese, herbs, and olive oil into the pocket. Seal the chicken breast to enclose the filling.

3. Baking in the oven:

   – Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

   – Place the prepared chicken breasts in a baking dish.

   – Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a golden crust forms on the surface.

4. Sauce preparation:

   – Boil the zucchini cubes until tender. Then transfer them to a blender and puree until smooth.

   – Add salt to taste.

Dish and its Characteristics:

This dish represents an ideal balance of protein and vitamins, suitable for a healthy and diet-conscious diet. Baked chicken breast with a filling of cottage cheese, herbs, and olive oil becomes incredibly juicy and flavorful.

Taste Qualities:

– Tender chicken meat combined with the slight acidity of cottage cheese and the freshness of herbs create a refined taste profile.

– Olive oil adds sophistication and an additional aroma to the dish.

Health Benefits:

– Chicken meat is rich in protein and essential amino acids.

– Cottage cheese enriches the dish with calcium and protein, supporting bone and muscle health.

– Herbs bring in vitamins and antioxidants, contributing to overall well-being.

This dish is perfect for those who prioritize their health without compromising on taste. Serve it with a light zucchini sauce for a delightful and healthy dinner. Enjoy your meal!

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About the author

Наталья Листьева

Natalya Listeva

Dietitian and sports nutrition specialist. Her expertise covers both general nutrition and dietetics specific to athletes and active people. Natalia helps her patients and clients develop individual nutrition plans, taking into account their needs for physical activity and achieving sports goals. Her professional advice and approach to healthy eating help you achieve optimal results in both sports and overall fitness.

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