Thursday, August 11, 2011

Three-Cheese Chicken Cannelloni

Per Serving (1/2 of recipe, 1 stuffed cutlet): 6 Points+
274 calories, 3.5g fat, 776mg sodium, 12g carbs, 2g fiber, 6g sugars, 43g protein

The recipe: "300 under 300", pages 236 - 237

After checking out this recipe, I thought it was such a great idea to make something that is usually a stuffed pasta calorie nightmare into something fairly healthy just by swapping the pasta for chicken.  So smart!  I am always looking for tasty Italian recipes that are healthy as well, and this one fits both of those criteria.  These were delicious, low points, and filling.  I also made some asparagus to complete the meal, and both my husband and I were pleasantly satisfied afterward.

I did have a hard time pounding the chicken into thin cutlets that were a good shape for stuffing and then rolling.  It turned out not to matter all that much, though.  Since you secure the chicken roll with toothpicks, they really don't have to be stuffed and rolled to perfection.  After cooking, if you let them sit just a bit before taking the toothpicks out, they hold their shape very nicely. 

Other than the assembly, these were pretty simple to make.  Just mix some ingredients together for the filling, spread the filling on the chicken, roll, make the sauce, and bake.  Not the quickest recipe in the world, but also not the most challenging.  Plus, you make the sauce while the chicken is baking, so it feels as though you are accomplishing two things at once.

I doubled the recipe and made four of these, since I am never sure how much my husband is going to eat.  We ended up having one each for lunch the next day, which is always nice when the meal was yummy and low points.  If you are an Italian food fan, then I would definitely recommend this recipe.


  1. Everything you make turns out so picture perfect!

  2. I love that you're testing all these recipes. So many of her recipes have a lot of ingredients that I don't keep around and I hate to invest in them and then not even like the food.

  3. Thank you so much for your nice comments! Glad you are enjoying the blog. Hungry Girl does use some random ingredients sometimes, so I am glad to be able to let people know if it is worth investing in the ingredients or not.