Monday, December 26, 2011

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Chicken

We had just got back from our whirlwind tour of the midwest for Christmas, I mean I had barely gotten my shoes off or the heat turned back up from being gone when Ott, E asked..... Whats for dinner?  Honestly, it was probably the last thing on my mind, with the unpacking, laundry, and mail to get through.  But, I went to the fridge and found 2 chicken breasts.  I looked at the clock and there wasn't enough time to fix them in the crock pot.  I looked outside and it was cold and rainy, so I knew we wouldn't be grilling them.  So I looked over at my oven.... back at some items I had in the fridge..... and set out to make these Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast. 
In a small bowl I mixed together; 1 tsp. basil, 1 tsp. oregano, 1 tsp. garlic salt, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup Swiss cheese and 1/4 cup chopped fresh spinach. 

I then took my two chicken breast and cut them each into two pieces.  I took each piece and sliced them in the very middle, making sure not to cut through to the outside, but creating a little pocket inside the chicken.  I then spooned my Spinach and Cheese mixture into each one and placed in a greased baking dish.  I baked them in the oven at 375 degrees for 55 minutes or until the thermometer read 170 degrees.
I served with some sweet potato fries and a small salad.  Ott, E was please with his dinner, and I'll admit it was quick and easy to make and made for a delicious and nutritious dinner after a busy holiday weekend.

This post was linked to:  Melt in your Mouth Monday on Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Hunk of meat Monday on Beyer Beware, 2 Maids a Baking on 2 Maids a Milking, Tasty Tuesday on Beauty and Bedlam, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace, Hearth N' Soul, Made from Scratch Tuesday on From Mess Hall to Bistro, It's a Blog Party33 Shades of Green

4 comments:

Leslie said...

Yummo. That sounds fantastic!!!!

Alea Milham said...

This sounds wonderful! Delicious combination of flavors! Thanks for sharing yourr ecipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

AudreyO said...

I have chicken defrosting as I type. I know I have spinach and cheese in the fridge. Hmmm dinner tonight :)

AudreyO said...

I had to substitute a bit as I didn't have garlic salt or oregano but this was WONDERFUL!!! We loved it. My daughter actually said "mom this tastes like something you'd get in a restaurant" Talk about a compliment :)

 
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