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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

stuffed chicken breasts

hello, friends!
it was most certainly time for something on the lighter side.
stuffed chicken breasts are great -
they stretch the dollar,
{you can feed 6 with 3 chicken breasts!}
have ingredients that are easily interchangeable,
& are sooo tasty!

stuffed chicken breasts

3 chicken breasts, butterflied, cut in half & pounded thin
{you should have 6 thin pieces!}
12 oz. mild italian turkey sausage
2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 T garlic, minced
1 shallot, diced
6 oz. baby spinach, rinsed
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt & pepper, to taste
1/4 C parmesan cheese, grated
7-10 basil leaves, chiffonade cut + more for garnish
1 C mozzarella cheese, shredded

1. preheat grill to 425 f.

2. in a large skillet, cook sausage in olive oil over medium-high heat. when cooked through, remove from pan & set aside. add garlic & shallot to pan with oil. saute until shallots are translucent. add spinach & toss to coat with oil, shallots & garlic. add cayenne, salt & pepper.

3. when the spinach is wilted, add cooked sausage & remove from heat. add parmesan & basil. mix well.

4. lay a flattened 1/2 chicken breast down. top with 1 Tbs of mozzarella and {about} 2 Tbs of the sausage mixture. roll up {like a burrito!}. repeat with the remaining chicken & sausage mixture.

5. place on grill with the rolled end on the bottom. grill 8-11 minutes, until cooked through.

we served ours with lemon balsamic asparagus...
my favorite side dish ever.

this chicken is SO good!
i will most certainly be making it again.

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  1. I like your blog. I can't wait to try this. Thanks....Daniel

  2. that looks AMAZING! a must try especially now with warmer weather heading our way! :)

    Lauren @ tickled.

  3. Yum! What a tasty looking meal - both the chicken and the asparagus. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Kristin -
    Thanks so much for visiting The Kid Can Cook on Facebook - your blog is beautiful - so glad to have found it through UBP11 :)

  5. Ah sounds yummy! I liek keeping the skin on to keep the flesh extra moist and juicy (:

    or butterfly but wrap in bacon! yum!

  6. Wow - this looks like a great meal! I love that there is mozzarella in there. Yum!

    Thanks for linking up!

  7. That sounds like a fabulous chicken dish. I can never have enough of those!

  8. oh yum! This looks great!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    xoxo Hanna

  9. Hi Kristin,
    Your Stuffed Chicken Breast is awesome. We would really enjoy this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!