Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easiest, Cheesiest, Tastiest Chicken Recipe

I get so excited when I try a new recipe and it turns out delicious!

So easy, here's how I made it:

1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
1 box frozen, chopped spinach, thawed, drained
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Couple dashes black pepper
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 cup panko
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 chicken breasts

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2.  Rinse chicken and dry with paper towels, then butterfly.

3.  Combine ricotta, spinach, Parmesan cheese, basil, garlic and pepper and mix until thoroughtly combined.
4.  Fill the chicken pockets with ricotta mixture and season each side with pepper.
5.  Secure the chicken closed with tooth picks.
6.  Dip chicken into panko until both sides are evenly covered.
7.  Heat olive oil in an oven-proof skillet over high heat.  Once your skillet is hot, brown chicken on both sides (about 3 minutes each side).
8.  Place skillet in oven and cook for about 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
9.  Enjoy!


I found this recipe on For the Love of Cooking (so many yummy recipes there!) but adapted it to accommodate ingredients I had on hand.  Whether you use the original recipe or my adaptation, I hope you'll give it a try and let me know what you think ~ you'll be entered to win this month's blog giveaway:



LBP said...

That sounds really delicious! Cheese and Chicken? Can't be beat!



Michaele said...

Well it sure does LOOK good! Love the. Cooking method.

Dorothy said...

This chicken recipe looks so good, I think I'll try it! Thanks,

delia hornbook said...

Im a vegetarian but it looks a lovely hearty dish ;-)) dee x

Jann Olson said...

YUM Cindy, this looks so scrumptious! Must give it a whirl!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Why oh why do I come over here when I am hungry???? It looks delish ~ but it will be a killer waiting until I go home to make it :( drats! Thank heavens we can't smell it...that would really be the killer!

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Cindy,
Yummy, this recipe sounds super. I love anything with spinach and cheese. Thanks for sharing.
Smiles, Paula