Welcome to my first “Wordless Tuesday.” For my readers that are new, I have implemented a new idea called “Wordless Tuesday!” Time to celebrate! This means that every Tuesday I will be just posting a delicious recipe, no stories, no special days of the month, just a recipe that you will not be able to resist. I still will be posting on my usual day which is Friday, my stories of family, traditions, and special holidays, plus a scrumptious recipe.
So, no more words, just a mouth watering recipe which I know you have been waiting for…..
“Spinach-Mushroom Stuffed Chicken”
Total Time: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 50 min.
Makes: 8 servings
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons butter
1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed & squeezed dry
1/4 cup Julienne sweet red pepper (2-in. pieces)
1/2 cup finely shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 bone-in chicken breast halves with skin
2 cups white wine or chicken broth
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
In a large skillet, sauté the mushrooms, onion and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in the spinach and red pepper; cook for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the Swiss cheese, bread crumbs, lemon peel, salt and pepper.
Carefully loosen chicken skin on one side of each chicken breast half to form a pocket; stuff with spinach mixture. Place in a greased 15 in. x 10 in. x 1 in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 50-60 minutes or until juices run clear.
In a small saucepan, bring wine or broth to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until reduced to 1 cup. Slowly whisk in cream and mustard. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 2 minutes. Spoon over chicken. A bunch of asparagus and a baked potato would be a delicious addition to your stuffed chicken. Yield: 8 servings.
Hope that you enjoyed this week’s recipe. Make sure you come back for my Friday's post… Thank you…. Ciao!
****Originally published as Spinach-Mushroom Stuffed Chicken in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p45
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