An Italian acquaintance suggested the garlic cloves simmer in store-bought marinara to add flavor.When choosing a pasta sauce, be wary of the amount of sodium, especially if you have hypertension. Lean chicken is a great source of vitamin B12, protein, and iron.



Credit: Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

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4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken roll, 3/4 cup pasta, and 1/2 cup sauce)


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  • Combine goat cheese, 2 tablespoons basil, and minced garlic; set aside.

  • Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and pound each half to a 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Divide the cheese mixture evenly among breast halves. Roll up jelly-roll fashion. Tuck in sides; secure each roll with wooden picks.

  • Heat the pasta sauce and whole garlic cloves in a large skillet over medium heat; add chicken. Cover and cook 25 minutes or until chicken is done. Serve over pasta. Garnish with 1 tablespoon basil.

Nutrition Facts

503 calories; calories from fat 15%; fat 8.3g; saturated fat 4.7g; mono fat 1.9g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 57.2g; carbohydrates 48.1g; fiber 5.5g; cholesterol 112mg; iron 3.8mg; sodium 785mg; calcium 137mg.