First Attempt at Stuffed Chicken Breasts…

12 Jul

Another weekend, another recipe off of skinnytaste.com that my husband and I try. This weekend I picked that we try one of the stuffed chicken breast recipes – spinach and feta to be exact.  They were easier to stuff than we thought they would be and were super delicious! While my blog has become a lot of recipes lately, hopefully I will have some other posts in the future. I’ve been focusing on my other blog more lately.

Yum!

Yum!

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken by skinnytaste.com

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray or oil mister
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and juice squeezed out
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup (2.5 oz) crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup fat free ricotta
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt and pepper, plus more to taste
  • 8 thin skinless chicken breast cutlets (1.5 lbs total)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a large baking sheet with spray.

Heat the oil a medium sauté pan. Add onions, garlic and scallions and sauté about 1 minute. Add spinach, parsley, dill, 1/4 tsp kosher salt and pepper and cook another minute or until heated through. Remove from heat and mix in the feta and ricotta cheese.

Season chicken lightly with more kosher salt and pepper to taste.

Place about 1/4 cup of spinach mixture in the center of the chicken and roll, then lay the chicken seam side down on a platter or piece of wax paper. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

Whisk the egg and water together in a small bowl with a pinch of salt. Place the breadcrumbs in another bowl.

Dip the chicken rolls into the egg wash, then into the breadcrumbs and place seam side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remainder then lightly spray to top of the chicken with cooking spray. Bake about 25 minutes or until cooked through.

With them, we made Buttery Lemon Parsley Noodles from thepioneerwoman.com 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Pasta (fettuccine, Linguine, Angel Hair)
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 cup Finely Minced Parsley
  • 1 whole Lemon
  •  Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preparation Instructions

Cook the noodles according to package instructions. (If using angel hair, stop just short of the al dente stage.) Drain and set aside.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Throw in the cooked pasta and cook it around in the butter for a couple of minutes so that a few of the noodles get a little bit of a panfried texture to them, add in the parsley.

Zest the lemon. Squeeze in the juice, then add the zest of half the lemon.

Add salt and pepper to taste, then toss around and serve.

Both of them were super delicious and a nice light dinner!

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2 Responses to “First Attempt at Stuffed Chicken Breasts…”

  1. Hope at Disneyland July 18, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

    This sounds delicious!

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