Oozy, melty cheese and ham transform a chicken thigh (with little effort!) into a “most-requested meal”.
Chicken Thighs Stuffed with Ham and Cheese
8 chicken thighs (2 pounds)
2 teaspoons country style Dijon mustard
4 ounces thinly sliced part skim Swiss cheese (such as Jarlsberg)
4 ounces thinly sliced low sodium (and/or low fat) ham
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 450F. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray.
- Fold back the skin on each thigh, and spread the meat with 1/4 teaspoon of the mustard. Top with 1/2 ounce each of the cheese and ham, then fold the skin back over the ham. Place the stuffed thighs in the baking dish and sprinkle with the pepper.
- Bake in the center of the oven for 26-28 minutes, until the thighs reach an internal temperature of 175F.
441 calories, 44 g protein, 0 fiber, 28 g fat, 10 g satfat, 566 mg sodium