Tuesday, November 5, 2013

chicken breast stuffed with spinach and ricotta

I keep big frozen bags of chicken breast that I buy in Costco . they are delicious and every breast is individually wrapped. very nice for a person alone or when people drop bye.
but of course I have to come with different ways to cook these delicious little breast.
I had some ricotta cheese and a big bag of spinach so I decided to make a stuffing for the breast.
you could use as many breast as you want and even only one. If I cook a meal that can be frozen I never only cook only for one it is nice to have a frozen dinner ready when I am not in a cooking mood. so here is the recipe for two.


1 cup chopped , drained and dried spinach
4 or 5 slice bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 or 5 mushrooms chopped and sauted
1/2 cup ricotta
1 large egg
2 nice chicken breasts
2 tablespoons oil
1 lemon
1 cup white wine
1 cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon mustard ( Dijon of course)
salt and pepper


In a bowl mix the 5 first ingredients
put the chicken between 2 parchment papers
pound the chicken to about 1/4 -inch.
put the stuffing on the chicken fold over and secure with tooth picks or kitchen strings
brown the bacon in the olive oil.
Add the the chicken and cook till nicely brown
.finish cooking in 350 F oven about 10 minutes. ( check for readiness)
when chicken is ready take out of the pan
keep on side covered with a piece of foil
Add the wine to the pan and deglaze it.
Add the stock, the mustard, the lemon zest and a squirt of the lemon juice
Add salt pepper to taste.

 Here you are, a delicious chicken with a light sauce!

you could use chicken breast with the skin and stuffed the chicken under the skin.

Bon Appetit . Miam miam


printable recipe