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Spinach-Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Spinach-Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Recipe

A colorful spinach stuffing peeks out from the golden skin in this recipe developed in our Test Kitchen.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup julienned sweet red pepper (2-in. pieces)
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 bone-in chicken breast halves with skin
  • 2 cups white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in the spinach and red pepper; cook for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the Swiss cheese, bread crumbs, lemon peel, salt and pepper.
  • 2. Carefully loosen chicken skin on one side of each chicken breast half to form a pocket; stuff with spinach mixture. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until juices run clear.
  • 3. In a small saucepan, bring wine or broth to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until reduced to 1 cup. Slowly whisk in cream and mustard. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 2 minutes. Spoon over chicken. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 483 calories, 26 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 165 mg cholesterol, 399 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 44 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.