FETA / SPINACH STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3/4 - 1 lb fresh baby spinach
8 oz. block of light feta, crumbled (I love Trader Joe's)
1 tablespoon chopped garlic (I always have store-bought in a jar in my fridge)
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (I used two "giant" breasts cut in half)
4 slices of prosciutto
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Chop or tear spinach into small pieces and saute in a very small amount of oil over medium for a few minutes (or steam). Blot any excess moisture before adding to mix in step 3.
- In a medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, spinach, feta cheese, and garlic until well blended. Set aside.
- Carefully butterfly chicken breasts, making sure not to cut all the way through. Spoon spinach mixture into chicken breasts. Wrap each with a piece of prosciutto, and secure with a toothpick. (I didn't use toothpicks and they stayed together.)Place in shallow baking dish. Cover.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
I took a few pics, but we started eating before I got the final photo!
One of the perks of living in the country is having a little bit of land that can be devoted to a vegetable garden. This is my second summer here and my second year of gardening. This year I expanded to two gardens and increased the varieties of veggies (not all of them being good choices). I love to cook and I love having fresh, organic produce to use in my creations. In the future, I hope to convert the old blacksmith shop into a chicken coop, so we can have fresh eggs as well.
Check back often, I will be adding pics and recipes as I prepare some of our favorites. I hope to add some gardening tips as I learn (usually the hard way) through experience.
Tip 1: Pick (or cut) your broccoli as soon as it is ready.....when the the head is tight and before the blossoms appear.
Tip 2: If you do wait too long, as I did, you can use them as a flowers. Be forewarned, if your container is in a small space such as a bathroom, the room will begin to smell like.....you guessed it, broccoli.