Monday, July 16, 2012

Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Chicken



It's been crazy in our household this week.

With Summer vacation, kids come in and out of my house,
grocery budget is doubled because I have to feed the pack of wolves
that come visit and play with my daughter,
electricity bills and water bills are sky high.
 With my husband being away for 2 weeks,
 and running the household all by myself,
 I  was about ready to pull all my hair out!!!

Where was my husband you say? He was in Japan stuck!
Help! I need my husband back!!!
My prayers were finally answered, he got back Sunday at 2 a.m.
So  making dinner at my house
 without hubby around has been quite a challenge.
I needed to make something easy, healthy, and tasty for my kiddos.
Looked in the icebox, 
found frozen pasta sauce that I had made a week ago, and some chicken breast.
I always keep a bag or two of baby spinach,
we love baby spinach. 
Seeing the ingredients, I exactly know what to make for din-din.
It's been a while now since I made this dish.

This is the best dish to take your frustrations out.
You'll be beating, chopping, and pounding without anyone getting hurt!




Ingredients:




1/2 a tub of 15 oz ricotta cheese
1 cup chopped baby spinach
1 egg, beaten
salt and pepper
4 chicken breasts
2 - 3 cups pasta sauce





Directions:




  • In a medium bowl,  mix ricotta, chopped baby spinach, and beaten egg.
  • with a very sharp knife, butter fly chicken breast,  do not cut all the way through the meat.
 


  • Put chicken breast in between 2 plastic wraps. Then with the flat side of your meat tenderizer, take out all your frustrations, and pound the crap out of the chicken until it flattens.


  • on one end of the flattened chicken breast, put a dolop of spinach and ricotta mixture.


  • roll and transfer on a baking dish
  • Pour pasta sauce over chicken
  • Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • Bake at 350° F for 40 - 50 mins or until juices run clear.
  • 5 minutes before timer goes off, sprinkle shredded mozarella on top of chicken and cook until cheese is melted.
  • Serve with pasta.




Note:


  • with this dish you have an OPTION of frying the chicken until a bit brown (about 2-3 mins on each side) before baking it. Baking time would be lesser.


5 comments:

  1. This looks so tasty. I love its simplicity and the healthy spinach fill!

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  2. yum, this looks fab, perfect for tea and healthy too!

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  3. Yum! So glad I found your blog!

    www.everydaywitharedhead.blogspot.com

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  4. Love simple and tasty recipes. I have some ricotta cheese on hand, can't wait to try it!!

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