Elegant Stuffed Chicken Breast

"This is an easy recipe, simple to make - wonderful for the family and elegant enough to serve for company. You can prepare it ahead, just wait to sprinkle on the crumbs until just befor popping it in the oven. Panko crumbs are best but you may sub fresh bread crumbs. You may double this recipe. You will not need to double the soy/honey glaze as there will be enough to paint the breasts"
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  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • After defrosting and squeezing the spinach add the garlic & nutmeg, mix well, set aside.
  • In a small sauce pan mix together the Soy, honey, chili flakes and cornstarch heat to boiling. Set aside to cool.
  • Cut a pocket in each of the chicken breasts and place a wedge of cheese in it, add 2 oz of the spinach mixture, Sprinkle with pepper. Close the breast and place the breast on a lightly oiled oven proof pan.
  • Paint the top of the breasts with the soy/honey glaze, do not bother to paint under the breasts.
  • Sprinkle with the Panko crumbs.
  • Bake in 375F oven for apprx 25 minutes or until golden and breasts are cooked through.

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  1. NELady
    Made for RSC #13 - Really enjoyed this chicken dish. Stuffing chicken is always a challenge for me, so some of the insides spilled out (which is fine and totally my own ineptitude). I followed the recipe as written. I could take or leave the cheese. Good flavors, great idea for using the secret ingredients!
  2. AcadiaTwo
    Such a delicious chicken dish that we all scarfed down. Just in the nick of time I was able to take a photo before the last piece was gone. Loved the crispy addition of the panko bread crumbs with the creamy Laughing Cow cheese! This is definitely a keeper!
  3. pamela t.
    We liked the presentation of this dish and loved the use of panko. I did put panko and all sides of the chicken as I wanted the crunch and put the glaze on all sides of the chicken which I think made more sense and gave more flavor. I liked the cheese but didn't love it. Thanks for the nice and beautiful recipe.
  4. Zurie
    Reviewed for RSC #13. This was really good! I added a pinch of sea salt to the spinach filling. The quantities worked well for the 2 breasts I used. Pity, but I haven't seen Panko crumbs in the shops, so used dried breadcrumbs. If this had not been a contest recipe, I'd probably have added finely chopped parsley to the spinach. Also maybe more honey plus a squeeze of lime and some ginger to the glaze. But these would have been personal tweaks, and I made the recipe as written. As happens with me, I did not manage to close the breasts properly, and some filling cooked out, but that was my clumsiness. Thank you chef, for a very nice main dish!


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