Shiitake Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 40 mins

I haven't made this in years, but when I found this recipe again it all came flooding back. This is a little more complicated to make but the taste is wonderful.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pound chicken breasts until they are flat and can handle stuffing easily.
  2. In a saute pan, melt butter over medium heat.
  3. Add onion and cook until almost caramelized.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of wine, mushrooms and the spinach.
  5. Put a lid on the pan and let the spinach steam for approximately 3 minutes, or until the wine is gone.
  6. Add another 1/2 cup of wine and cook uncovered until the liquid is gone.
  7. Stir frequently to keep it from sticking.
  8. Add salt, pepper and basil, then taste.
  9. This is the time for the red pepper flakes if you feel it is needed.
  10. Cook for another minute.
  11. Grate cheeses. Place a healthy pinch of the cheese mixture on each chicken breast.
  12. Add between 1-2 tablespoons of mushroom mixture to each breast, depending on the size of the flattened breast.
  13. Roll the chicken breast and place them roll side down in a baking dish.
  14. Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Check to make sure the juices run clear.
  15. While the chicken is baking, add the rest of the wine to the leftover mushroom mixture and cook on high for a few minutes. You want to leave a little of the liquid this time.
  16. If you want more cheese, add the leftover cheese mixture to the top and bake until melted. Otherwise, set the rest of the cheese aside for something else.
  17. Serve with the mushroom sauce, and nice salad and homemade mashed potatoes.

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