Florentine Basil-stuffed Chicken Breasts

Recipe by Mirj2338
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READY IN: 8hrs 40mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • First make the basil filling:
  • Combine all the ingredients with just a few tablespoons of olive oil in the food processor
  • Process until finely chopped, scraping down the sides of the bowl
  • With the processor running, add the rest of the olive oil through the food tube until a paste forms
  • 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
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
  • Combine the margarine with the basil filling
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of the stuff across each pounded chicken breast
  • Roll up the breast and secure it with a toothpick
  • Combine the cornflakes, ground cashews and paprika in a shallow bowl
  • Beat the eggs in a separate bowl
  • Dip the chicken bundles in the egg, then dredge in the crumb mixture
  • Cover a baking dish in parchment paper and place the bundles in the dish
  • Cover and place in the fridge for 6-8 hours
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Bring the chicken to room temperature
  • Bake uncovered for 35 minutes
  • Let stand for 10 minutes
  • Remove the toothpicks
  • Wash the spinach well and tear the leaves into smaller pieces
  • Wilt the spinach in a hot pan, with just the water clinging to the leaves, about 3 minutes
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper
  • Place the spinach flat on a serving dish
  • Place the chicken bundles on top, garnish with sprigs of basil
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