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Chicken Caesar Florentine

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
  • 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)

Directions

  • 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.
  • Place remaining dressing and crushed croutons in separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken in dressing, then roll in croutons.
  • 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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  • anneevans
    Jan 20, 2018

    I have been reading all of these reviews and I am confused. This recipe calls for bone-in chicken breasts yet most of these reviews are talking about folding and pounding the breasts flat. Did no one follow this recipe exactly?

  • MarilynRaz
    Jul 17, 2017

    Next time, I will add a little garlic powder - but overall, very good, and company worthy.

  • lauramarielawson
    Dec 16, 2016

    This was amazing! I followed the recipe exactly with delicious results!

  • lshaw
    Apr 13, 2015

    Very moist and flavorful. By all means, to ensure cooking chicken through, fold the chicken breast in half, don't roll it! When folded in half, toothpicks are not necessary. I also flattened the breast as well before stuffing.

  • Mamasmrf22
    Jul 1, 2013

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

  • nancy siebenaler
    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.

  • sarahjo83
    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!!

  • dlsnow52
    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!