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    Florentine Basil-stuffed Chicken Breasts

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    8 hrs 40 mins

    8 hrs

    40 mins

    Mirj's Note:

    Created for RSC #6. The ingredients in the contest just called out to create this recipe! Very elegant for a dinner party, or go ahead and spoil your family. Prep time includes the time it takes for the chicken to hang out in the fridge.

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    Basil stuffing


    1. 1
      First make the basil filling:
    2. 2
      Combine all the ingredients with just a few tablespoons of olive oil in the food processor
    3. 3
      Process until finely chopped, scraping down the sides of the bowl
    4. 4
      With the processor running, add the rest of the olive oil through the food tube until a paste forms
    5. 5
      Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound them with a mallet or with a cutting board to an even thickness
    6. 6
      Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
    7. 7
      Combine the margarine with the basil filling
    8. 8
      Spread 2 tablespoons of the stuff across each pounded chicken breast
    9. 9
      Roll up the breast and secure it with a toothpick
    10. 10
      Combine the cornflakes, ground cashews and paprika in a shallow bowl
    11. 11
      Beat the eggs in a separate bowl
    12. 12
      Dip the chicken bundles in the egg, then dredge in the crumb mixture
    13. 13
      Cover a baking dish in parchment paper and place the bundles in the dish
    14. 14
      Cover and place in the fridge for 6-8 hours
    15. 15
      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
    16. 16
      Bring the chicken to room temperature
    17. 17
      Bake uncovered for 35 minutes
    18. 18
      Let stand for 10 minutes
    19. 19
      Remove the toothpicks
    20. 20
      Wash the spinach well and tear the leaves into smaller pieces
    21. 21
      Wilt the spinach in a hot pan, with just the water clinging to the leaves, about 3 minutes
    22. 22
      Season to taste with salt and pepper
    23. 23
      Place the spinach flat on a serving dish
    24. 24
      Place the chicken bundles on top, garnish with sprigs of basil

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 10, 2005


      This was pretty good! Very similar to a chicken kiev but with a tasty basil filling. At first I thought the spinach would be pretty bland, but the juices that ceme out of the chicken flavoured it well.

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    • on February 16, 2005


      This was very good, I had to cook it for 45 minutes. The stuffing had a great flavor and i will make it again. thanks great recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Florentine Basil-stuffed Chicken Breasts

    Serving Size: 1 (183 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 451.2
    Calories from Fat 300
    Total Fat 33.3 g
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    Cholesterol 138.9 mg
    Sodium 326.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 1.0 g
    Protein 31.5 g

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