Week 4 of the HEB Meal Maker Challenge and boy do we have a good one. This week’s featured ingredient is Chef Boyardee. We made a tasty high protein, low fat dish using boneless, skinless chicken breasts, lemon juice, spinach and of course, Chef Boyardee Beefaroni.
Fun part of making this dish is that I conscripted my 13-year old son to do the work and he did a great job!
We made a video of our challenge entree and posted it here.
It’s a very simple dish, easy to make and quite affordable. Please vote for our recipe>>VOTE.
Here are the details:
Boy Oh Chicken
1 15 oz. can Chef Boyardee Beefaroni
1 cup canned diced tomatoes (drained)
4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
2 cups shredded 2% mozzarella cheese
2 cups fresh baby spinach
Juice from 2 lemons
3 teaspoons ground paprika
Preheat oven to Broil.
Place the chicken breasts into an oven-safe broiler pan and coat with lemon juice. Make sure you coat both sides of the breasts with lemon juice. Let sit for 5 minutes then coat both sides of the chicken with the paprika and some fresh ground pepper.
Pour the can of Chef Boyardee Beefaroni into a food processor or blender and puree for 10 seconds. Add the pureed Beefaroni and diced tomatoes to small sauce pan, cover and set to simmer on the stove.
Place the chicken breasts on the oven’s top rack. Broil for 3 1/2 minutes then carefully remove from the oven and turn the breasts over. Cook for another 3 minutes. Turn off the oven.
Remove the chicken from the oven, leaving the chicken in the broiling pan, add a layer of fresh baby spinach to the top of each breast. Be generous because spinach is good for you! The spread the shredded mozzarella over the spinach and return to the oven for 2 minutes to melt the cheese over the spinach. (The oven will remain very hot).
Remove from oven and spoon the warmed Chef Boyardee Beefaroni and tomatoes mixture over the melted mozzarella cheese on your chicken breasts. Serve immediately on top of your leftover spinach. Enjoy!
FYI….I have received compensation/products from H-E-B and ConAgra. They got the groceries! It’s our recipe!
Note: Any compensation or prize money I receive goes to Austin’s Meals On Wheels and More!