Wednesday, August 21, 2013

How to Make Organic Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Baked chicken breasts don’t need to be bland even if they are skinless and boneless. In this recipe adapted from the Columbus Dispatch, organic chicken breasts are given the royal treatment and stuffed with three kinds of cheese including low-fat organic Swiss cheese, low-fat organic ricotta cheese, and low-fat organic Parmesan cheese, along with spinach, garlic, onions, black pepper, and nutmeg for added flavor. 

Organic Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 60 mins
Servings: 6

2 pkg. (10 oz. each) frozen chopped organic spinach, thawed
1 cup shredded low-fat organic Swiss cheese
3/4 cup low-fat organic ricotta cheese
1/3 cup grated low-fat organic Parmesan cheese
1 clove organic garlic, minced
3 tbsp. organic white onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. course ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
6 boneless, organic skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. organic dried thyme
1/2 tsp. organic dried oregano

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 15 X 10-inch baking pan by lightly greasing or spraying lightly with cooking spray.

2. Squeeze moisture from spinach. Put in a large bowl, along with the cheeses, garlic, onion, pepper and nutmeg. Stir to combine.

3. Cut a slit lengthwise through the center of each chicken breast to form a pocket. Stuff each chicken breast with the spinach mixture. Place chicken pieces in baking pan.

4. In a small bowl, combine oil and remaining spices. Brush mixture over chicken breasts.

5. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, or until meat is cooked through.

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