With their creamy filling and delightful crispy crust, these elegant entrees are easy enough for weeknights, yet special enough for company, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1/4 cup garlic-herb spreadable cheese
- 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
- 2 tablespoons beaten egg
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- In a small skillet, saute spinach and garlic in 1 teaspoon oil until spinach is wilted. Remove from the heat. Stir in the spreadable cheese, 1/3 cup bread crumbs and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cut a pocket in the thickest part of each chicken breast; fill with spinach mixture. Secure with toothpicks.
- Place egg in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the pepper and remaining bread crumbs and salt. Dip chicken in egg, then coat with bread crumb mixture.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in remaining oil for 8-10 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Discard toothpicks before serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Pockets for Two in Simple & Delicious
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.
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