Saturday, November 15, 2014

Spinach Stuffed Chicken

This is a scrumptious and simple recipe.


Spinach Stuffed Chicken 

Ingredients

1 (10 ounce) package fresh spinach
leaves
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded Jack cheese
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast
halves - pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
1 pinch ground black pepper
8 slices bacon


Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Place spinach in a large glass bowl, and heat in the microwave for 3 minutes, stirring every minute or so, or until wilted. Stir in sour cream, cheese, and garlic.
3. Lay the chicken breasts out on a clean surface, and spoon some of the spinach mixture onto each one. Roll up chicken to enclose the spinach, then wrap each chicken breast with two slices of bacon. Secure with toothpicks, and arrange in a shallow baking dish.
4. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, then increase heat to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C), or use the oven's broiler to cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes to brown the bacon.

Note:  If you prefer bacon crispy I would recommend broiling it.  And maybe even flipping so both sides crisp up.  Also I pan cook the spinach in a little olive oil until wilted.




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