Who doesn't love stuffed chicken breasts? It takes a little work, but isn't hard. You will impress your family and friends with this recipe.
STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS
*3 tablespoons water
*3-4 cups fresh spinach, stems removed
*3 garlic cloves, minced
*1/2 small onion, chopped
*1 egg white
*2 teaspoons water
*1/2 cup italian bread crumbs
*1/2 cup all purpose flour
*3 tablespoons olive oil
*4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
*1/2 pound fresh ricotta cheese
*3 cups fresh spinach, stems removed
*1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
*1 egg, beaten
*2 teaspoons italian seasoning
*1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
*1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce (I make my own)
~ In a large skillet, sauté spinach, onion & garlic in water over medium heat, until spinach is wilted.
~Remove from heat and place into a large bowl and allow to cool.
~Add ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, italian seasoning and 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese to spinach mixture and mix well.
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Pound out chicken breasts until around 1/2 inch thick.
~In a small bowl whisk egg white & water together.
~Mix bread crumbs & flour in large plate.
~Dip chicken breasts into egg white mixture.
~Drag one side of chicken into bread crumb mixture.
~Add olive oil to skillet that was used for spinach.
~Place chicken in pan, breaded side down.
~Cook for 3-4 minutes.
~Remove from skillet.
~Place chicken on a clean surface, breaded side down.
~Fill chicken breasts with stuffing and fold in half (secure with toothpicks if needed).
~Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray.
~Place stuffed chicken into prepared pan.
~Pour spaghetti sauce over chicken.
~Cover with aluminum foil.
~Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is done.
~Remove from oven and remove aluminum foil.
~Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over chicken and return to oven.
~Bake for another 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.