Artichoke-Stuffed Chicken Thighs

Number of Servings: 4 (298g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 45 min.

These easy chicken thighs are stuffed with flavor. Though canned artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes can be tempting for convenience, they can also have a lot of added sodium. Look for frozen artichokes and get your sun-dried tomatoes dry-packed, not in oil.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • ⅓ cup low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • ¼ cup frozen artichoke hearts, chopped
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook rice according to package directions.
  3. While rice cooks, stir together the cream cheese, spinach, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil.
  4. Flatten the chicken thighs to an even thickness and divide the mixture evenly between them. Roll them up gently.
  5. In a large, oven-safe skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high. Place the chicken rolls in the pan and sear on all sides until brown (4-5 minutes).
  6. Add the chicken broth to the skillet and cover. Bake in the oven until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F (20-25 minutes). Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Serve hot over cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 298g

Amount per serving
Calories 385
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 117mg 38%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 26g
Protein 28g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Calcium 64.3mg 4%
Iron 2.4mg 10%
Potassium 640mg 15%
Vitamin A 90.5mcg 10%
Vitamin C 5.2mg 6%
Vitamin E 1.6mg 15%
Vitamin K 69mcg 60%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.4mg 30%
Niacin 15mg 90%
Vitamin B6 0.7mg 40%
Folate 47.2mcg 12%
Vitamin B12 0.9mcg 40%
Biotin 1.2mcg 4%
Chloride 248.5mg 10%
Pantothenate 2mg 40%
Phosphorus 379.2mg 30%
Iodine 0.2mcg 0%
Magnesium 87.6mg 20%
Zinc 2.8mg 25%
Selenium 32.9mcg 60%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 1.2mg 50%
Chromium 0.4mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0.4mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Skinless Chicken Thighs, Cooked Brown Rice (water, Brown Rice), Low Sodium Chicken Broth (chicken Broth (filtered Water, Chicken Stock, Sea Salt), Chicken Flavor, Onion Powder, Potato Flour, Yeast Extract, Garlic Powder, Flavor, Turmeric And Flavor), Lowfat Cream Cheese (pasteurized Milk And Cream, Skim Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Stabilizers (carob Bean And/or Xanthan And/or Guar Gums), Artichokes, Spinach, Olive Oil, Basil, Sun Dried Tomatoes.

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