Buttery Polenta

This simple Italian side dish complements the stuffed chicken. You can also easily adapt the recipe to accompany basic roasted chicken, pork, or beef by stirring in your favorite cheese at the end.


6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 149
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 4.7 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 1.2 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 2.7 g
Carbohydrate 24.1 g
Fiber 2.7 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 329 mg
Calcium 2 mg


5 cups water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dry polenta
2 1/2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Combine 5 cups water and salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Gradually add polenta, stirring constantly with a whisk. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring often. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and pepper.