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Spinach and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breast

Stuffed chicken breasts come in many forms.  You can basically stuff anything inside chicken because it works so well with a number of different ingredients.  In this recipe, I used spinach, mozzarella, onions, and garlic. The stuffing is first cooked and then stuffed into flattened pieces of chicken breast.  You should only cook chicken breasts until they have changed color and lost their pinkness, this helps keep the meat tender and juicy.  Overcooking chicken breast will make the meat tough and dry.     

Chicken and Motzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Ingredients:
2 Chicken breasts, flattened with a meat pounder
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 bunch of spinach, roughly chopped
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
salt, to taste
freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
red chili flakes, 1 tsp

Method:

  1. Heat the oil to medium high and add the garlic and onions.  Saute until the onions become translucent. 
  2. Add the spinach, black pepper, salt, chili flakes and stir.  Cook until the spinach starts to wilt then remove from the heat.
  3. Let the spinach mixture cool, then lay a piece of flattened chicken breast out and add half of the mixture to it.  Top with half the cheese and fold over.  Hold the chicken closed with toothpicks if desired.
  4. Repeat stuffing and folding the chicken with the other breast.
  5. Heat a skillet with a little bit of olive oil to medium heat and add the chicken breasts to the pan.  Cook on one side for about 5 minutes before flipping over and cooking on the other side for 5 minutes or until cooked through. 

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