This healthy spin on a traditional holiday favorite will have the family wanting to celebrate all year. Start a healthy tradition this holiday season.

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Recipe created by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.

Balsamic Chicken & Stuffing Muffins

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    Servings 6 Prep Time 10minutes
    Cook Time 30minutes
    Servings 6 Prep Time 10minutes
    Cook Time 30minutes
    This healthy spin on a traditional holiday favorite will have the family wanting to celebrate all year. Start a healthy tradition this holiday season.Get more fresh takes on holiday favorites with our free e-cookbook.Recipe created by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.

    Katie's Tip

    Katie's Tip

    Katie's Tip

    Katie's Tip

    Katie's Tip

    Cranberries are a great source of antioxidants and phytochemicals, which can help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.
    Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
    Cranberries are a great source of antioxidants and phytochemicals, which can help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.
    Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
    Ingredients
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 small sweet onion, chopped
    • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
    • 2 ribs celery, finely chopped
    • 2 pears, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
    • 4 slices multi-grain bread, cubed
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/4 cup unsalted chicken stock
    • 6 (3 oz.) chicken breasts
    • 3 tablespoons Marzetti Simply Dressed® Light Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing
    • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 12 counces fresh cranberries
    • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
    Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
    2. Lightly spray twelve medium non-stick muffin pan cups with cooking spray.
    3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-low heat; add onions, peppers and celery, and cook, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Stir in pears, lemon juice, salt and poultry seasoning, and cook 1 minute. Add bread and remove from heat.
    4. Combine egg and chicken stock in bowl. Pour over bread mixture and stir.
    5. Gently press stuffing into muffin pan. Bake 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Run plastic knife gently around edge of each muffin before removing.
    6. While stuffing bakes, arrange chicken on 13x9-inch parchment-lined baking sheet. Poke breasts on both sides 6-7 times with fork and brush both sides with vinaigrette. Bake 25 minutes, or until internal temperature is 165ºF.
    7. Combine juice and 1/2 cup water in medium saucepan over medium heat; add sugar and stir to dissolve. Add cranberries and cook, stirring continuously, 10 minutes, or until cranberries pop. Add pineapple and remove from heat.
    8. Top chicken with cranberry sauce.
    Suggested Sides
    A glass of lowfat milk
    Nutritional Value
    • Calories 589
    • Fat 14.93g
    • Protein 19.87g
    • Carbohydrates 89.10g
    • Fiber 8.36g
    • Cholesterol 31mg
    • Sodium 769mg
    • Calcium 176mg
    • Iron 3.90mg
    • ​*Nutritional information is for complete meal with suggested sides
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      Servings 6 Prep Time 10minutes
      Cook Time 30minutes
      Servings 6 Prep Time 10minutes
      Cook Time 30minutes
      This healthy spin on a traditional holiday favorite will have the family wanting to celebrate all year. Start a healthy tradition this holiday season.Get more fresh takes on holiday favorites with our free e-cookbook.Recipe created by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.

      Katie's Tip

      Katie's Tip

      Katie's Tip

      Katie's Tip

      Katie's Tip

      Cranberries are a great source of antioxidants and phytochemicals, which can help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.
      Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
      Cranberries are a great source of antioxidants and phytochemicals, which can help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.
      Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
      Ingredients
      • 1 tablespoon olive oil
      • 1/2 small sweet onion, chopped
      • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
      • 2 ribs celery, finely chopped
      • 2 pears, chopped
      • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
      • 1/2 teaspoon salt
      • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
      • 4 slices multi-grain bread, cubed
      • 1 large egg
      • 1/4 cup unsalted chicken stock
      • 6 (3 oz.) chicken breasts
      • 3 tablespoons Marzetti Simply Dressed® Light Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing
      • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
      • 1/2 cup water
      • 1/2 cup sugar
      • 12 counces fresh cranberries
      • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
      Directions
      1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
      2. Lightly spray twelve medium non-stick muffin pan cups with cooking spray.
      3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-low heat; add onions, peppers and celery, and cook, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Stir in pears, lemon juice, salt and poultry seasoning, and cook 1 minute. Add bread and remove from heat.
      4. Combine egg and chicken stock in bowl. Pour over bread mixture and stir.
      5. Gently press stuffing into muffin pan. Bake 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Run plastic knife gently around edge of each muffin before removing.
      6. While stuffing bakes, arrange chicken on 13x9-inch parchment-lined baking sheet. Poke breasts on both sides 6-7 times with fork and brush both sides with vinaigrette. Bake 25 minutes, or until internal temperature is 165ºF.
      7. Combine juice and 1/2 cup water in medium saucepan over medium heat; add sugar and stir to dissolve. Add cranberries and cook, stirring continuously, 10 minutes, or until cranberries pop. Add pineapple and remove from heat.
      8. Top chicken with cranberry sauce.
      Suggested Sides
      A glass of lowfat milk
      Nutritional Value
      • Calories 589
      • Fat 14.93g
      • Protein 19.87g
      • Carbohydrates 89.10g
      • Fiber 8.36g
      • Cholesterol 31mg
      • Sodium 769mg
      • Calcium 176mg
      • Iron 3.90mg
      • ​*Nutritional information is for complete meal with suggested sides

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