Chicken Caesar Florentine Recipe
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Chicken Caesar Florentine Recipe

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I adapted this dish from my favorite chicken Caesar salad recipe. It has many of the same ingredients as the salad: croutons, grated Parmesan, chicken, and creamy Caesar dressing. Stuffed into bone-in chicken breasts and baked, they're perfect for a comforting meal on a busy weeknight. —Joyce Conway, Westerville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 cups Caesar salad croutons, coarsely crushed, divided
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing, divided
  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves, skin removed (8 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed chicken breast half equals 553 calories, 32 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 1,109 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 48 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup cheese, 1 cup crushed croutons, spinach and 1/2 cup salad dressing. Cut a pocket in the thickest part of each chicken breast; fill with cheese mixture.
  2. Place remaining dressing and crushed croutons in separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken in dressing, then roll in croutons.
  3. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Caesar Florentine in Taste of Home December/January 2012, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed chicken breast half equals 553 calories, 32 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 1,109 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 48 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"I pounded the chicken flat and then stuffed it with the mixture, and it turned out incredible!"

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"This was a very tasty dish. Easy to prepare and not too much time involved. Am adding it to my recipe book, very glad I found it in the Dec/Jan magazine. I also enjoyed the sweet sour green beans that accompanied it."

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"I'm never good at stuffy chicken but I used halves and rolled instead fastening with a tootpick. Didn't look as pretty but sure tasted fantastic!!"

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"This has a great taste to it and is easy to prepare. We have decided that this recipe is "guest worthy" and is delicious!"

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