Recipe by Tammy
"Bone-in chicken breasts stuffed with spinach, cheese and onion and baked until tender. This is a simple recipe that I cooked up myself. It is, however, based on some pretty standard Greek/Italian dishes. Everyone loves this and it can be wonderful for company - even people who don't usually like spinach find that they like this dish! Serve with your favorite shaped pasta, if desired."
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1 (10 ounce) package
frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
grated Parmesan cheese
bone-in chicken breast halves, with skin
shredded mozzarella cheese
I altered this recipe a little...I used boneless chicken breasts instead, and added garlic with the spinach, leaving out the onion, and put basil on the chicken. I also left out the sauce, just baking it as is, and it came out excellent.
I make this recipe, with a few slight variations... try Feta cheese instead of mozzarella, it gives it more flavor. Also, just cook in a can of chicken broth, it keeps the chicken very moist and really brings the flavors together. We use thin chicken strips, because it cooks faster and we roll the chicken with the ingredients and then secure with toothpicks.
Being a relatively seasoned home chef and picky eater, I will say this is one of the best recipes I've found on allrecipes.com. Perfect blend of flavors (you've gotta like onions, though), and soo easy to prepare. I used deboned chicken breasts and cheddar instead, then I poured all the leftover "stuffing mixture" on top of the finished product before popping it into the oven. It was wonderful! Next time, I will try adding white wine. This is really a no-fail recipe. I'd give this six stars if I could. Thanks for sharing!
I almost forgot...I also marinated the chicken (boneless skinless chicken breasts) in Italian dressing overnight and it made the chicken so tender and moist you wouldn't believe it. VERY tasty. For those who didn't love this recipe, a few moderations with marinades and sauces makes it very gourmet and very tasty!
It could use more cheese in the stuffing but this may very well be my all time FAVORITE chicken recipe. I made it for Valentine's Day this year and my honey and I just loved it. Hey, he proposed right afterward so you draw your own conclusions!
Delicious and very pretty dish,easy to prepare but nice enough for company. It is substantial enough that you don't really need pasta, just bread and salad and a glass of wine. I topped mine with a large can of diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & onion.
this was a good recipe.. i added a few touches tho. i used boneless chicken breasts, about 6 cloves of garlic, & freshly grated romano cheese since its a little more punget. in adition.. i think next time i might top with a pre-prepared alfredo sauce for a change
Room for improvement-but good, basic recipe to start with. I would watch my cooking time to 25 mninutes, I overcooked my chicken with the 35 minute directions. Next time I will season my chicken more and add ricotta cheese to the stuffing. The 1/4 c. parmisan lacked the "kick" the stuffing needed. I also sauteed the onions with garlic (2 cloves) before mixing it with the spinach. A recipe worth a second try for me. Other than the chicken being overcooked, the presentation was pretty ( I served with four large ricotta/garlic raviolis with extra sauce).
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 233
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