Roast Chicken Breasts With Herbed Cheese Recipe

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Roast Chicken Breasts With Herbed Cheese
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  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC (400ºF).
  2. Mix the cream cheese with the garlic and the lemon zest.
  3. Loosen the skin on the chicken breasts and spread 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese between the skin and the flesh on each. Press the skin back in place and season it with salt and freshly ground black pepper, oregano and thyme, or herbs of your choice.
  4. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and cook the leek and parsnip for 4 minutes.
  5. Drain them well, pat dry them with paper kitchen towelling, and place them in a lightly oiled baking dish. Drizzle with oil and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper, oregano and thyme.
  6. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables and put the baking dish in the oven.
  7. Roast for 40 minutes, by which time the skin should be browned and the cream cheese should have melted so that it forms a sauce over the vegetables.
  8. Check that the vegetables are fully cooked and tender by piercing thenm with a skewer. If they need a little longer, cover the dish with aluminium foil and cook for a further 5 minutes. If the chicken is fully cooked, remove it from the baking dish before returning the vegetables to the oven and put it on a serving plate covered with aluminium foil.
  9. Serve with your favourite potato side dish or a simple mash potato dish, and with green vegetables.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 637.95 Kcal (2671 kJ)
Calories from fat 361.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40.2g 62%
Cholesterol 195.12mg 65%
Sodium 1106.56mg 46%
Potassium 651.79mg 14%
Total Carbs 25.3g 8%
Sugars 2.86g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3.37g 13%
Protein 46.03g 92%
Vitamin C 7mg 12%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Calcium 125.6mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 224.86 Kcal (941 kJ)
Calories from fat 127.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.17g 62%
Cholesterol 68.77mg 65%
Sodium 390.02mg 46%
Potassium 229.73mg 14%
Total Carbs 8.92g 8%
Sugars 1.01g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.19g 13%
Protein 16.22g 92%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 12%
Iron 1.3mg 21%
Calcium 44.3mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.4
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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