Recipe by Marzetti®
"Paprika-seasoned chicken breasts are served on a bed of baby spinach, sauteed apples, celery and shallots, then topped with warmed Marzetti® Ultimate Blue Cheese Dressing and toasted pine nuts."
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Marzetti® Ultimate Blue Cheese Dressing
4 (6 ounce)
boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt and black pepper
olive oil, divided
Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced
sliced shallots or red onions
clean baby spinach leaves
toasted pine nuts
This one is a 3-4 star dish in reality. As other reviewers noted it is rather bland, relying on the granny smith and blue cheese for flavor. The granny smith is critical for that strong, tart contrasting flavor. The subtle celery flavor was a nice texture addition. I followed the recipe only adding some broth to the celery/apple/shallot saute to keep the pan scrapings incorporated (used a cast iron skillet). It was a nice flavor all in all and plated beautifully (mine would have plated much nicer had I used a non stick skillet). I think next time seasoning the chicken a little more with perhaps some onion powder? and using the red onion option (vs. the shallots) for some color would be a nice change.
Nothing outstanding. It needs some kind of kick. Maybe adding a little of cayenne would help.
The taste was just outstanding! I didn't want the blue cheese sauce to go to waste so I served it over some bowtie pasta. This is restaurant quality and ridiculously easy. I thought this had plenty of flavor but then again I was liberal with the salt and plenty of fresh cracked pepper.
What interesting flavours! I am going to have to look at more of your recipes!
If you use hot Hungarian papricka instead of sweet papricka, the recipe produces a marvelous dish.
Very good. I added blue cheese crumbles on top. Next time I will not saute the apples. I think raw will give them more tart and crunch. This is more like a salad.
Fantastic! My finace hates blue cheese and spinach, but he cleaned his plate and ate the leftovers! I would like more apple in mine. I think next time I make it, I will cook 2 apples instead of one.
Yummy flavor fest. I cut the chicken in smaller pieces and will not sautee the apples next time. My husband wasn't fond of the pine nuts. The warmed dressing was a great touch!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Marzetti(R) Ultimate Chicken
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 393
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