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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Spinach Stuffed Chicken with Bacon




Lover and I are enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon, especially because Lover just finished working 32 hours over the course of Friday and Saturday. It's insanity I tell ya! We decided to make up something delicious for dinner, using whatever we had in the fridge. We decided on spinach stuffed-bacon wrapped chicken breasts, and let me tell you, they were ah-mazing! Here they are all ready to go in the oven:


And then on our plates, ready to be devoured.



If you'd like to make your own, here are some guidelines:

Ingredients:



  • 4 green onions, sliced

  • one medium onion, diced

  • one stalk of celery, sliced

  • two cloves of garlic, diced

  • frozen spinach

  • two handfuls of mozzarella

  • small container of ricotta

  • four large chicken breasts

  • 6-7 bacon strips

  • spices (thyme, garlic powder, rotisserie chicken spices, etc)

  • a little salt


We chopped the onions, celery and garlic, (and thyme to taste) and sauteed them all in oil till tender. While that was cooking, we heated up the spinach in another pan with water. Once the spinach was warm ,we added it to the onion mixture, along with the ricotta (about half the container) When the ricotta was heated, we added the handfuls of mozzarella, and then let it all simmer together for about 5 minutes. While it simmered, we trimmed the breasts and cut them open for stuffing. We sprinkled them inside and out with garlic powder and rotisserie chicken spice.

Then we carefully stuffed the breasts, keeping them closed with toothpicks and wrapped the bacon around them. Then we set them in a glass pan we had sprayed with cooking oil, and cooked them for about 15 min, or until they showed a safe temperature.

All that's left to do is enjoy the yummy goodness!

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14 comments:

Cindy January 24, 2010 at 3:29 PM  

Yummy! Looks delish...and pretty easy. Thanks for sharing the recipe too.

Glad you could Mi4M!

Sheri January 24, 2010 at 3:39 PM  

Oh my gosh. I'll be right over for dinner!

Danielle @ Transforming Home January 24, 2010 at 4:27 PM  

Okay, I already ate dinner, but now I'm hungry all over again! I'll definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks.

Danielle

Nancy January 24, 2010 at 4:59 PM  

Oh, they sound so good. Lots of my favorite ingredients!

Life on an artistic shoestring January 24, 2010 at 5:52 PM  

This would be a very good "company" dish to make! I'm saving this to make later this week. Thanks you! -shirl

Emily January 25, 2010 at 4:40 AM  

That bacon browned up beautifully - seriously, when I wrap things in bacon they don't look like that!

Patti January 25, 2010 at 5:37 AM  

I already printed out your recipe...can't wait to make this - look so delicious!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage January 25, 2010 at 7:04 AM  

You make spinach look heavenly!

Kimberly January 25, 2010 at 9:00 AM  

You had me at bacon!

Kim January 25, 2010 at 5:10 PM  

It look fabulous!

Emily @ Frilly Details January 25, 2010 at 6:14 PM  

Oh wow, that looks yummy!!! I love me some bacon :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Sherry January 26, 2010 at 4:07 AM  

This looks delicious! My kids would love it.

Delightful Dwelling January 26, 2010 at 7:27 AM  

Oh yum, these look sooooo good!

artisticblend January 28, 2010 at 2:55 PM  

That looks so super yummy! We'll have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing.

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