Bistro-Style Stuffed Chicken

8:16 AM


If you’re looking for a chicken dish for entertaining, look no further.  I posted about Seriously Stuffed Chicken last year.  The difference between these two recipes is without a doubt, the amount of fat.  Don’t prepare this one if you are watching your waistline.  Seriously Stuffed Chicken is a great alternative for you.
This is a variation based on a dish from Bon Appétit.  Their version isn’t very complicated, but my version is easier and avoids any worries about under cooking the chicken.
What You Will Need:
3-4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
½ container of Light Garlic Herb cheese spread (Alouette)
½ C fontina cheese, grated
½ C fresh basil, coarsely chopped
½ C prosciutto, coarsely chopped
2 T olive oil
½ C low sodium chicken broth
½ C marsala cooking wine
10 oz baby spinach/ frozen spinach (microwave frozen while cooking chicken in pan)
Plastic wrap
Shallow baking dish
Aluminum foil
Medium bowl
Toothpicks
Rolling pin
Large skillet
Strainer
1)      Preheat oven to 350˚.

2)      Place chicken between two sheets of plastic wrap.  Pound with rolling pin until thin.  Set aside.
3)      Mix basil, prosciutto, fontina,  and herb cheese spread in medium bowl.

4)      Divide cheese mixture into equal portions and place in center of pounded chicken.
5)      Create chicken pockets by securing cheese mixture inside of chicken with toothpicks.
6)      Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
7)      Add chicken to skillet.  Brown one side of chicken.  Flip and brown.

8)      While browning second side, pour in broth and wine.  Bring to boil.
9)      Cover and simmer for at least 5 minutes.
10)   Transfer chicken to baking dish to foil-lined baking pan.  Bake for 10 minutes.

11)   Meanwhile, reduce juices in skillet and stir.  Add spinach to pan until wilted.  Strain juices and add back to pan.  Turn off heat.

12)   Serve chicken and spinach with bread and orzo.

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9 comments

  1. this looks yummy, definitely have to try!

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    Kristin :)
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  5. OMG...that looks so delicious!!! I’m now a GFC follower from The Middle Matters blog hop. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and maybe follow me back!!
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  6. Oh my goodness - that looks DELICIOUS! I already bookmarked this - I'll have to try it as soon as I get home from school in a month (aka when I have an oven again! :p)

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  7. YUM, YUM, YUM!
    I would like to invite you to link up to "Made it on Monday"...a WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY, I host on my blog.

    http://larkscountryheart.blogspot.com/

    *Link ups open every WED.-SAT.*

    hope to see you soon.

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  8. Your Chicken looks awesome! I just love the cheese mixture great combination of flavor. I will be trying this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

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  9. Any recipe with prosciutto, ham of the gods, is a friend of mine...

    Thanks for linking up at Creative Juice. Hope to see you back tonight!

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