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Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

3 whole, skin on chicken breasts
3/4 lb fresh spinach, stems removed, and torn into small pieces
1 and 1/2 cups of Gruyere or Swiss cheese
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1/2 cup carrots, shredded
1/2 cup sliced scallions
2 tbs fresh thyme
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
1 egg, well beaten
1/4 cup fresh parsley, plus 2 tbs, chopped
4 tbs unsalted butter, melted
2 tbs lemon juice
Directions:

  • Combine the spinach, cheese, bread crumbs, carrots, scallions, thyme, salt, pepper, egg and ¬†1/4 cup parsley in a bowl, and combine well.
  • Stuff spinach mixture between the breast meat and the skin.
  • Place the chicken, skin side up, in a shallow baking dish.
  • Combine butter, lemon juice and 2 tbs of the parsley, then drizzle over the chicken.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Baste frequently with the pan drippings.

Servings

6

Prep

30 min

Cook

45 min

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Skill Level

Easy