Storm the Cassoulet

Creamy Spinach Stuffed Chicken

on October 24, 2013

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Ingredients:

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 oz low fat pepper jack shredded cheese (you can use up to 6 oz)
1 c frozen spinach, thawed and drained (you can also use fresh cooked spinach)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp breadcrumbs or Panko
1 tbsp cajun seasoning (optional)
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Lots of toothpicks

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Flatten the chicken to 1/4-inch thickness.

In a medium bowl, combine the pepper jack cheese, spinach, salt and pepper.

Combine the Cajun seasoning and breadcrumbs together in a small bowl.

Spoon about 1/4 c of the spinach mixture onto each chicken breast. Roll each chicken breast tightly and fasten the seams with several toothpicks.

Brush each chicken breast with the olive oil. Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning mixture evenly over all. Sprinkle any remaining spinach and cheese on top of chicken (optional).

Place the chicken seam-side up onto a tin foil-lined baking sheet . Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

Remove the toothpicks before serving.

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