Garlic Chicken Cushions

READY IN: 45mins




  • Make a slit between the skin and meat on one side of each chicken breast.
  • Put the spinach into a strainer and press out the water with a spoon and mix with the ricotta, half the garlic, and seasoning.
  • Spoon the spinach mixture under the skin of each chicken breast, then secure the edge of the skin with toothpicks.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet, add the onion, and fry for a minute, stirring.
  • Add the remaining garlic and red bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, wine or stock, olives and seasoning (Set the chicken aside and chill if preparing in advance).
  • Bring the sauce to a boil, pour into a shallow ovenproof dish and arrange the chicken breasts on top in a single layer.
  • Cook uncovered in a preheated oven 400 degrees for 35 minutes, until the chicken is golden and cooked through.
  • Spoon a little of the sauce over the chicken breasts then transfer to plates and serve with pasta.