Italian Stuffed Chicken

Italian Stuffed Chicken created by creativecurio

I created this one evening when I wanted to make a romantic meal. It's not very difficult to make but the stuffed chicken is beautiful. Serve on a bed of spinach or with a lovely green salad on the side.

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  • Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and sauté half of the chopped onion until soft.
  • Add the spinach and continue cooking over a medium heat, adding a touch of water if needed, until the spinach is wilted.
  • Take off the heat and let cool for a moment, before stirring in just over half of the mozzarella cheese.
  • Cool until you can comfortably handle the mixture.
  • Meanwhile, cut a slit lengthways along each chicken breast but be careful not to cut them in half.
  • You want to end up with a little pouch in each one.
  • When the spinach mixture is cool, stuff each breast with as much of the mixture as you can.
  • You may not use it all.
  • Cover the chicken with some cling film and set in the fridge while you make the sauce.
  • Heat some more olive oil in a saucepan and sauté the remaining onion and jalapeno pepper until soft.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, water, stock cube and oregano.
  • Simmer for about 10 minutes until the flavours blend and the mixture starts to thicken.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, season with salt and pepper and let simmer a few minutes more until you have a fairly thick sauce.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C or 350 degrees F.
  • Put enough sauce in a casserole dish to cover the bottom.
  • Lay in the chicken breasts and then cover with the remaining sauce.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, then pull out of the oven briefly to scatter the remaining mozarella cheese on top.
  • Turn on the grill and cook just until the cheese is bubbling and browned.
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"I created this one evening when I wanted to make a romantic meal. It's not very difficult to make but the stuffed chicken is beautiful. Serve on a bed of spinach or with a lovely green salad on the side."

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  3. hrylgs2000
    This recipe is AWESOME!! I made the recipe as it was written except used basil, garlic and oregano chopped tomatoes. Thank you so much for the fantastic recipe!!!
  4. DanRoses
    I tried this recipe out as my very first SBD phase 1 dinner. It was excellent! I actually made this as it was, but also made a second filling made with chopped broccoli instead of spinach since my boyfriend doesn't like it. It also turned out very well. Served with a side of squash and zucchini sauteed in the juices from the chicken created a very tasty dinner!
  5. DanRoses
    I tried this recipe out as my very first SBD phase 1 dinner. It was excellent! I actually made this as it was, but also made a second filling made with chopped broccoli instead of spinach since my boyfriend doesn't like it. It also turned out very well. Served with a side of squash and zucchini sauteed in the juices from the chicken created a very tasty dinner!
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