Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
Chicken thighs stuffed with sautéed mushrooms, wilted spinach, and shredded Monterey jack cheese. This dish is light-tasting and a little sweet.
- 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 4 ounces mushrooms
- 1⁄2 ounce fresh spinach
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 3 ounces monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon tarragon
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 ounce monterey jack cheese
- Wash and pat dry chicken thighs; lay them flat, inside up.
- Slice mushrooms and sauté with salt and pepper until they are brown; remove from heat.
- Wash and stem spinach.
- Chop spinach and add to mushrooms, tossing to wilt.
- Place about 2 tablespoons of this filling on each chicken thigh, evenly dispersing the remaining filling among the thighs as needed.
- Divide cheese among chicken thighs.
- Close the thighs with toothpicks (I used three per thigh) and place in a pie dish.
- Sprinkle paprika, crushed tarragon, and garlic salt over the thighs.
- Drizzle honey over all.
- Add water to the pie pan, cover with foil, and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
- Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes.
- Sprinkle remaining cheese over chicken and bake until the cheese is melted.
- Serve with steamed veggies, rice, and a fruit salad.
Made for dinner for DH and myself this evening - excellent recipe. Since the recipe didn't state what to saute the mushrooms in I used about 1 tablespoon of butter, I also added one clove of garlic out of our garden to the mushrooms before wilting the spinach. Only additional spice I used was rosemary, as I had some laying around. Very easy to prepare and, as other reviewers stated, very pretty and tasty. Thanks for posting Annie.
I added extra spices. Turned out great a very good dish.
Was looking for a stuffed chicken recipe with mushrooms and spinach and came upon this one. After reading all the great reviews and being intrigued by the addition of paprika and honey, I wanted to try it. It was my first time making stuffed chicken and today I feel much more confident in patching those little thighs together. It was a very pretty dish and smelled fabulous; however, I do agree with several who believe it could be made tastier with spices. Next time I make I may try adding basil or oregano and garlic to the stuffing and using using mozzarella, muenster or parmesan to give it more bite. I may also use a dry white wine as the liquid to add to the dish before putting in the oven. In the end, this was good as written and very, very pretty. I look forward to continuing to perfect in the future!