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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 252.0
  • Total Fat: 10.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 128.8 mg
  • Sodium: 294.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 34.2 g

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Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

Submitted by: KRIS1975

Introduction

A beautiful way to "wrap up" a healthy dinner! A beautiful way to "wrap up" a healthy dinner!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4-4oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    2 very thin slices prosciutto, diced
    1 large shallot, diced (or 1/2 onion)
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    1/2 of a 10oz. package of frozen spinach, thawed
    1 egg
    1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
    freshly ground black pepper and nutmeg, to taste
    1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth

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Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place chicken breasts between two sheets of waxed paper. Pound until they are approx. 1/4" thick, using a meat mallet, or other heavy broad sided object.
Set aside.
Heat oil in non-stick skillet over medium heat.
Add prosciutto and let cook until just beginning to crisp around edges (about 3 min.).
Add shallot and garlic and continue to gently sautee' until soft (about 3-5 min.).
Remove from heat.
Wring out defrosted spinach of any access water.
The spinach should be dry to the touch.
In a bowl, lightly beat egg.
Add prosciutto mixture, spinach and ricotta.
Mix to combine. Season to taste with pepper and nutmeg
Lay a chicken breast on a flat surface.
Scoop a small amount of the spinach mixture toward one end of the breast.
Roll the chicken, tucking sides in to prevent any spinach mixture from escaping.
Place in oven-proof baking dish, and continue with remaining breasts.
Pour chicken broth around the chicken into the bottom of the dish.
This will help prevent the dish from drying out.
Season the top of the stuffed with salt and pepper.
Cook, uncovered, for approximately 20 minutes, or until the top of the chicken is just staring to turn golden.
Serve immediately while still hot.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KRIS1975.





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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good, I added a peppered grated parmesean cheese, the last 5-6 minutes then broiled it. The cheese was golden on top and added great flavor! I also added red bell peppers to the filling and just a little red pepper powder. - 4/17/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is the first recipe I've made off Spark Recipe's that went well! The directions were easy to follow and it appears that you worked harder than you really did. I butterflied the chicken breasts and stuffed them instead of flattening and rolling them. Also put 1/2 slice swiss on top...yummy - 6/13/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks great and I'm a picky cook. I love to cook but it has to have flavor! To those who think it's too bland I would add some hot pepper flakes to the stuffing. I would brown in a pan and then finish cooking by simmer in chicken broth in a pan. That way you end up with a nice sauce. - 2/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great! This recipe got my boyfriend to eat cooked spinach! We'll be repeating it soon. - 1/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    made this tonight everyone loved it, next time i'll have to make more, side of baked sweet potato fries were perfect go along with this dish! - 9/30/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did not enjoy this at all. I cooked it tonight. The instructions were easy to follow and and was a fairly easy to make. I found it to be BLAND. I will not make this again unless I can think of something to excite the cheese/spinach stuffing. Bottom line, it tastes like DIET FOOD. Boring. - 1/2/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    tasted pretty bad I thought, way too much spinach and the flavor combos just weren't good. - 10/27/08

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I found the cooking time way too short... It will be a good base for me to try some new things... - 9/17/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it out. - 9/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is an excellent dish to serve guests They love it and think you are a fantastic cook! - 9/6/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The board is not allowing me to rate, for some reason. Meanwhile...I rarely make recipes just as they are written, but I took Capricorn79's suggestions along with the recipe as given, and it was quite good. 4 stars...Thanks! - 9/6/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good--I don't eat a lot of meat, but this was yummy.
    Thanks to the folks WHO ACTUALLY MADE THIS RECIPE and commented; the rest of you should quit wasting time and space--if you did not make it, PLEASE don't skew the ratings with your intentions or thoughts. 4 stars! - 9/6/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It did need something with it but not sure, but it was very good. May need some sort of a low cal sauce. - 9/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy and very flavorful. the only thing I might try next time is to maybe brown it in a skillet instead of bake it. My family loved it and it will start showing up in our regular rotation. - 3/29/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe! It tasted good, and was healthy! I had extra stuffing left over, so I topped each chicken breast with the cheese mixture, and it was delicious! - 3/10/07

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  • Is the egg included in the nutritional info? - 2/10/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    5 stars! (won't let me rate). This dish was wonderful! Used low-fat ricotta (more than called for--can't resist cheese) and added mushrooms to the saute. My family loved this and I will definitely make again. - 9/29/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i loved this recipe and will make it again my whole family enjoyed it. - 9/14/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    wonderful,can't wait to make again - 9/10/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Turned out a little dry but I think I over cooked it so that was my fault. Maybe a little less than 20min or a low temp. I also added celery and green pepper to the mix. Was delicious my hubby and my 18th old both loved it. Will make again for sure!! - 9/9/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We have been making this for years - one of my favorite meals! Yum! Should have 5 stars, but it won't let me rate it. - 9/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I had a similar version of this recipe and it was very good....I can't wait to try this version. - 9/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent - made this for dinner tonight. 5 stars! - 9/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    was not able to vote...but would give it 5 stars... - 9/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great recipe. I have had this combination. - 9/6/08

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