Feed Me: Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

This past weekend a friend of mine mentioned she made spinach and ricotta stuffed chicken, WITHOUT actually stuffing the chicken. Instead of going through the rather primitive process of creating a giant hole in the middle of an ity bity chicken breast, she opted for those chicken breast that had been sliced thinly, and just rolled the stuffing inside the chicken. This of course blew my mind, and I immediately had to try this. So I adapted this recipe from the Food Network to make this delicious food hack.

Ingredients:
Stuffing:
1 cup cooked, chopped, and drained fresh spinach (I ended up getting 1 cup of fresh spinach and sautéing it with a tablespoon of olive oil and 1 chopped clove of garlic)
1/2 cup ricotta
1/2 cup Gorgonzola
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (I may have cooked 6…)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 large egg

Sauce:
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup homemade chicken stock
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 lemon, juiced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Chopped parsley leaves, for garnish

Chicken:
2 (8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Other:                                                                                                                                                                     arugula                                                                                                                                                                                      

Directions:

spinach and ricotta stuffed chicken
Make the Stuffing: In a bowl, combine the spinach, ricotta, Gorgonzola, and bacon and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Add the egg, mix well, and set aside

spinach and ricotta stuffed chicken

Make the Sauce: Combine the wine and stock in a non-reactive saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a sauce-like consistency. Whisk in the mustard, lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.

spinach and ricotta stuffed chicken

Make the Chicken: lightly spray a cooking sheet or pan with non-stick spray. Lay the slices out so they don’t overlap in the pan; lightly salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts. Take the olive oil and evenly coat on side of the breasts, then flip them over to face the pan. Take the stuffing mixture and cover approximately 75% of one side of the chicken (hint: not the side with the olive oil). Loosely roll the chicken into a roll, starting with the side with stuffing and ending with the side without. Take any remaining olive oil you may have lightly coast the top of the now chicken rolls.

spinach and ricotta stuffed chicken
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees, baking the chicken for 20 minutes. After which remove the chicken, drizzle about a quarter of the white wine lemon glaze over the chicken and return to the over for another 10 minutes or so.

spinach and ricotta stuffed chicken
Remove the chicken from the oven and let rest for approximately 5 minutes. Take the remainder of the white wine and lemon sauce and mix with arugula. Place chicken on top and serve!

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1 comment
  1. Pip said:

    This looks/sounds great. Can’t wait to try it.

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