Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chicken & Kale Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms Recipe

Chicken & Kale Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms
Even before I started my Shaklee 180 plan, I loved stuffed mushrooms. In college it was my signature dish. In my 20's, it was not unheard of for me to order a stuffed mushrooms appetizer as my entree when eating out. Now that I am doing Shaklee 180, mushrooms are my new BFFs because they are a free food. In addition to being very tasty, they are high in selenium, protein and B vitamins.

I paired mine with fresh asparagus spears sauteed in coconut oil. I normally like some kind of dip or dressing (even just plain balsamic vinegar) on my asparagus but the virgin coconut oil I used imparted a tasty nutty flavor that made additional condiments unnecessary.

Ingredients

  • 2 large portabella mushrooms caps, cleaned & stems removed
  • 1/2 cup shredded chicken
  • 4 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil based mayo (or use my homemade garlic herb mayo)
  • Italian Herbs to taste (I like 2 tsp sweet basil, 1 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp thyme)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella & parmesean cheese blend, divided
  • 2 large kale leaves, stalks removed, roughly chopped
Yield: Makes 2

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Lightly grease a baking dish with cooking spray or coconut oil and place mushrooms gill-side up.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine shredded chicken, cream cheese, mayo, italian herbs and half of the shredded cheese blend. Stir until well combined. Add chopped kale and gently mix in.
  4. Divide filling and mound on top of the mushroom caps. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup shredded cheese.
  5. Bake for approx 30 minutes or until top of filling begins to brown
  6. Serve warm with a side of your favorite vegetables.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 

3 comments:

  1. Hmmm...I REALLY don't like mushrooms. But for some reason this actually sounds oddly good. ;) Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sara, you could marinate your portobellos in balsamic vinegar for 30 min to take away some of the "mushroom" flavor.

      Delete
  2. These look really good...and I need an appetizer for Sunday evening so I may have to give them a try!

    ReplyDelete

I love comments! I may not be able to respond to each one but I promise I read them all.

Please note that comments on posts more than 10 days old need to be approved before showing on the sire. If you don't see your comment right away don't panic! It's just waiting to be approved.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. My posts may contain affiliate links to products on Amazon. Thank you for supporting Creative Green Living.
Carissa's Creativity Space (creativecarissa.com) became Creative Green Living in February 2013. As such the watermarks on many of our old posts may reflect the previous site name.