Shiitake Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Ready In:
1hr 20mins
6 chicken breast




  • Pound chicken breasts until they are flat and can handle stuffing easily.
  • In a saute pan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add onion and cook until almost caramelized.
  • Add 1/2 cup of wine, mushrooms and the spinach.
  • Put a lid on the pan and let the spinach steam for approximately 3 minutes, or until the wine is gone.
  • Add another 1/2 cup of wine and cook uncovered until the liquid is gone.
  • Stir frequently to keep it from sticking.
  • Add salt, pepper and basil, then taste.
  • This is the time for the red pepper flakes if you feel it is needed.
  • Cook for another minute.
  • Grate cheeses. Place a healthy pinch of the cheese mixture on each chicken breast.
  • Add between 1-2 tablespoons of mushroom mixture to each breast, depending on the size of the flattened breast.
  • Roll the chicken breast and place them roll side down in a baking dish.
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Check to make sure the juices run clear.
  • While the chicken is baking, add the rest of the wine to the leftover mushroom mixture and cook on high for a few minutes. You want to leave a little of the liquid this time.
  • If you want more cheese, add the leftover cheese mixture to the top and bake until melted. Otherwise, set the rest of the cheese aside for something else.
  • Serve with the mushroom sauce, and nice salad and homemade mashed potatoes.

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