Chicken stuffed with spinach and cheese
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Time to make:
45 mins (Hands-on time: 15 mins, Cooking time: 30 mins)
$5.83 per serve
(at time of publication)
Full ingredients list:
4 wooden toothpicks
4 x 150g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
3 x 15g slices reduced-fat cheese, cut in thin strips
1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
1 cup baby spinach
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/3 cups Italian tomato passata
1 1/2 cups baby carrots, washed
2 cups trimmed green beans
2 cobs sweet corn, halved
1/3 cup fresh basil, finely shredded (optional)
Nutritional information (per serve)
Instructions and steps:
Step 1Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut a deep slit (making sure not to cut all the way through) along the length of each chicken breast. Fill each evenly with cheese, mushrooms and spinach. Secure the openings with toothpicks.
Step 2Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Season both sides of chicken breasts with pepper and a little salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until well browned.
Step 3Transfer chicken to a shallow ovenproof dish and pour over passata. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Step 4Meanwhile, steam carrots, beans and sweet corn.
Step 5Remove toothpicks and place chicken breasts on serving plates. Pour over sauce and sprinkle with basil (if using). Serve with steamed vegetables.
Make it gluten free: Check passata is gluten free.
About this recipe
First published: October 2011