Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

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


    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


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.

TAGS:  Poultry |

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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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    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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    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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    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