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    Italian Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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    1 hr 15 mins

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    45 mins

    davianng's Note:

    Another frequently-made recipe from my days of cooking for a caterer. A really elegant dish that can be easily doubled for a dinner party. Savory chicken breasts stuffed with spinach-ricotta-pesto-prosciutto, and topped with a light mushroom sauce.

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    For basting chicken



    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toast pine nuts 5 minutes, until lightly browned. Reserve.
    2. 2
      Put washed spinach in skillet, cover. Steam about 2 minutes. Place in strainer, rinse with cold water and squeeze as much liquid out as possible. Chop medium fine.
    3. 3
      Heat butter in skillet, saute shallots until soft.
    4. 4
      Increase oven to 375 degrees.
    5. 5
      Butter a shallow baking dish.
    6. 6
      Mix pine nuts, spinach, shallots, ricotta cheese, egg yolk and pepper.
    7. 7
      Pound chicken breasts slightly.
    8. 8
      Place 1/.2 slice prosciutto on each breast, followed by 1/6 of filling. Fold in half. Place in buttered baking dish.
    9. 9
      Mix melted butter and lemon juice. Spoon over chicken breasts. Bake, basting occassionally, for 30 minutes (or until tender). Remove to platter and keep warm.
    10. 10
      Make sauce: Melt butter in skillet, saute mushrooms 3 minutes. Remove mushrooms.
    11. 11
      Add stock to skillet, boil until rediced to 1/4 cup. Add wine, boil until reduced to 1/2 cup. Add cream, boil until reduced to 3/4 cup.
    12. 12
      Return mushrooms to sauce.
    13. 13
      Add whatever juices have accumulated in chicken dish to sauce. Bring to boil, stirring. Add basil.
    14. 14
      Serve chicken breasts on platter. Pass sauce separately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 03, 2009


      WOW!!! This isn't difficult to put together and it tastes so phenomenal that even if it was a pain to prepare - it would be worth it!! I will be making this again and again!! Thank you davianng for a wonderful dining experience! My PAC 2009 baby can really cook!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    Serving Size: 1 (382 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 455.8
    Calories from Fat 255
    Total Fat 28.4 g
    Saturated Fat 14.6 g
    Cholesterol 169.2 mg
    Sodium 226.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 2.3 g
    Protein 35.9 g

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