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Chicken Caesar Florentine

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

4 servings

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. This makes the perfect comforting meal on a busy weeknight. —Joyce Conway, Westerville, Ohio
Chicken Caesar Florentine Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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)

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°.

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed chicken breast half: 553 calories, 32g fat (9g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 1109mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 48g protein.

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