Pimento Cheese Roasted Chicken

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Pimento Cheese Roasted Chicken... whoa!
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Yummy and Cheesy! Bariatric genius as homemade Pimento Cheese flavors the chicken and protects juiciness. Simply amazing chicken that is ready in 20 minutes. Throw together the Homemade Pimento Cheese while the chicken gets a quick roast - multitasking at it's best!
  • 6 boneless chicken breasts, or cutlets that are 4 to 6 ounces each
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar about 6 ounces
  • ¼ cup Greek Yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup diced roasted peppers from a jar - buy the whole ones, as they can be drained and patted dry before dicing
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. To ensure your chicken is Bariatric tender, place a breast half on a cutting board, center a piece of wax paper or plastic wrap over it and give it a couple of whacks to the thick end using the flat side of a meat mallet or bottom of a small heavy saucepan. This creates a more even thickness that retains juiciness as you won't be overcooking the thin side.
  3. Arrange chicken in a shallow baking dish, season with salt and pepper. Roast until chicken tests for 150 degrees using an instant read meat thermometer, 12 to 14 minutes for whole breasts, 8 to 10 for cutlets.
  4. Make pimento cheese by blending cheese, yogurt, garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, and pimentos in a small bowl until creamy and well combined.
  5. Remove chicken from oven turn on broiler to highest setting. Using two spoons top each chicken breast with a small portion of the Pimento Cheese.
  6. Return to screaming hot broiler just until cheese begins to melt over the chicken, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately.
Pimento Cheese Roasted Chicken
6 servings
NOTE: a WLS portion is a ½ serving and contains half the per serving values listed

Nutritional facts per serving (daily value):
Calories 385.445kcal
Protein 47.167g (94%)
Total Fat 19.649g (30%)
Carb. 2.627g (1%)
Fiber 0.422g (2%)
Sugars 1.722g

6 thoughts on “Pimento Cheese Roasted Chicken… whoa!

  1. kenna says:

    Beyond delicious! 5 star restaurant quality. Love the combination of flavors.

    Chicken was so tender and juicy. Thank you so much for this recipe. I will be making this often.

  2. Pam Moretz says:

    I’m 4-1/2 years out, and I’m getting burned out on finding something for lunches. Any help will be great. thank you.

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