March 31, 2010

Stuffed Spinach Chicken Breast


This is one of the commonest and favourite dishes in our dinner menu. Both the adults and the kids will love it till its last bite. Very healthy, nutritious and a full meal. Any kind of stuffing goes well with this recipe. I used spinach and mushroom stuffing to send it to the Event- 'Healing Foods Event-Spinach' , hosting by Divya and started by Siri.




Ingredients:-

Marination:-

Chicken breast – 4 pieces

Chili Sauce- 1 table spoon

Lemon juice- 2 table spoon

Soya sauce- 2 table spoon

Tomato sauce- 1 table spoon

Salt, Sugar and Black pepper according to taste.

Stuffing:-

Spinach – 1bunch

Mushroom- 5-6

Tomato- 1 medium

Garlic-3-4 cloves

Ginger paste- 1 tea spoon

Onion- half of a large one

Salt, Sugar and Black pepper according to taste.


Method:-


1. First slit the chicken breasts and make pockets. See the picture where I have shown, how to slit the chicken breast. Slit in to a 1 inch line so that you can put your finger. You can use your knife too, to make a pocket. But a finger works better than a knife, what I felt from my experience. Put your one finger through the slit and keep on making a big hole to form a pocket. The process should be done very carefully.



2. Marinate the chicken breasts for ½ hour or so with the marination ingredients given above.



3. Now make the stuffing. Finely chop the spinach, mushroom, tomato, onion and the garlic. Heat oil on a pan and put the garlic when the oil is hot. Add the onion when the garlic turns brown. Fry them till the onion turns light brown. Add the ginger paste and the tomato. Sauté altogether nicely. When the tomato becomes soft add the spinach and the mushroom. Add salt, sugar and black pepper according to taste. Keep stirring. Take out from the stove when the spinach is fully cooked and the juice has become dried out.



3. Pre heat the oven to 350 F.



4. Now take the chicken breasts one at a time and stuff them with the cooked spinach. Take a tooth pick, close the open area of the chicken breast by tucking it, when the breast is fully stuffed. You can use several toothpicks to close any open/ leaking area.



5. Place the breasts in to an oven-proof tray and bake for 35-40 mnts.



6. Serve the stuffed chicken breasts with boiled vegetables or bread or anything that you think goes well with it. Before serving pls take out the toothpick to have a safe and sound meal.





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24 comments:

Pedhakka said...

This is new to me !! Will try this !! Thanks for sharing !!!

Sushma Mallya said...

Thanks for the quick lovely comment kamalika, stuffing inside chicken is a great idea,very nice recipe too and the diagram shown also very helpful esp to me as i dont know much abt how to cut it....but looks beautiful and very delicious...

Priya said...

Omg, thats a tempting and mouthwatering stuffed chicken breast, such a beautiful dish SS..

SathyaSridhar said...

wooow!!!! Kamalika,,simply superb recipe with well defined explanation great job dear,,, you are mainly concentrating on healthy recipes very good thats superb,,chicken breast stuffing sounds great sure will try this recipe soon,,

miri goes phishing! said...

K...this looks divine....i have some fresh spinach (i'm talking about the red spinach) in my fridge n' have no clue what to do with it. I'm observing lent so making this now is not an option...:)..but would love to try it soon. I'm bookmarking this recipe...:)..thank you...

Tina said...

Soooo healthy and delicious stuffed chicken...

Sarah Naveen said...

Awesome!!!!! looks so delicious with the stuffing...I gotta try this..

MaryMoh said...

I have never done a chicken stuffing like this. Looks very delicious. I can imagine biting into it.....must be real good.

PranisKitchen said...

usually prepare stuffed chicken..never tried stuffed chicken breast..very healthy one and the presentation is really good..if u like stuffed chicken i have posted one very recently..have a look

Silence Sings said...

@Pedhakka, welcome dear...surely try this...

@Sushma, even i also didn't know how to cut...but just went for it...I prepared the diagram mainly for the first timers..I am not so good in drawing, still thought it might help a little bit...thanks for the comment dear.....

@Priya, Thanks dear...

@Satya, u caught me right, actually when ever I cook something I keep in mind what my daughter would take and it should be healthy too at the same time...on the other hand my husband and I always prefer to have something healthy and not so spicy or oily,mainly low in fat...thanks dear for the comment....

@miri goes phishing,dear anykind of stuffing will go well with this dish...just go for it and make it...I think u surely will like it...

@Tina..thanks dear...

@Sarah..thanks dear...sure just try it and let me know about ur experience....

@Mary,Good to know that an expert cook like u never tried this...just kidding...it tastes really very good...just try it...

@PanisKitchen, Thanks for the comment dear... I will surely visit ur recipe and try that..we jst love any kind of preperation made out of chicken breast..

Subhie Arun said...

wow..that s looks healthy n yummy...i lov spinach..great filling...will give a try..thx for sharing...u have nice collections ..will keep following

Jaya said...

Kamalika,
thanks for visiting my place...and you have a lovely place here ..keep them coming :)..
tumaar stuffed chicken recipe ta darun ..bhapa ilish in M/W ta read korbo ekhon ..M/W te ami konodin banae ni ..
hugs and smiles

Gulmohar said...

Never thought of stuffing chicken like this..looks awesome..
glad to be your latest follower :D

Biren said...

This is delicious, something I'd like to make for my family. I like your cute illustration on how to slit the chicken breast :)

Meena said...

spinach dish looks grrrrreat...love spinach in just about any dish!

Silence Sings said...

@Subhie Arun,thanks dear...pls keep in touch and surely try the dish...I am sure u gonna like it...

@Jaya, Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment...pls do visit again...

@Gulmohar, Thanks dear for becoming the follower...I really feel very inspired by the feedbacks...

@Biren, Thanks dear...

@Meena, thanks dear for he comment..I too love spinach in any dish....

nandini said...

This is new to me... The chicken looks super moist... Lovely!!! thanks for sharing this recipe!.

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi kamalika, thanks so much for trying the mushrooms,glad u liked it too...am so happy that u tried it and told me abt it too...thanks a lot...

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Kamalika
This is an awesome dish..long back i used to make chicken al a kiev, but never tried other stuffings.
With your detailed instruction, I will make it as soon as I am back..I dont like chicken, but my wife and daughter they like .
bhalo theko tomra

Cool Lassi(e) said...

I love love love this recipe..since you dunno me much, let me tell you that i love anything stuffed..Looks awesome!

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Great Recipe!! It looks yummy..

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Kamalika said...

@Nandini, u r welcome dear and thanks for the lovely comment...

@Sushma, Dear its my pleasure to taste such a wonderful dish...i should thank u to share such a dish like this...

@Ushnishda, Thanks...we can't think anything beyond chicken....hehehe..so might get most of my recipes on chicken....do try this..this is really very tasty....apnio khub bhalo thakben....

@Cool Lassie, good to know u..even i too love anything stuffed..teri meri yaari khub jamagi....hehehe....

@Yammy Team...thanks a lot dear for the comment and sharing those wonderful awards with me.....

Soma said...

stuffing a chicken breast has been on my to do for a long time now. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe and the steps to how to. ebar taratari korte hobe:-)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful recipe. And a very unique one. Never tasted it before.