Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Mushrooms and Spinach

Course : Chicken
Serves: 6
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1/2 cup butter -- room temp
4 cloves garlic -- minced
1 tablespoon fresh parsley -- chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 1/2 cups mushrooms -- chopped
1 1/2 cups fresh spinach -- chopped
3/4 cup almonds -- finely ground,
1/2 cup sour cream
6 medium boneless chicken breast halves with skin

Preparation / Directions:

Mix butter, garlic, parsley, and red pepper in small bowl until smooth. Season garlic butter to taste with salt and pepper.Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before using Melt 2 tablespoons garlic butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and sautuntil tender and all liquid evaporates, about 3 minutes. Add spinach; saute until just wilted, about 1 minute. Transfer mixture to medium bowl. Cool 30 minutes. Stir in ground almonds and sour cream. Season stuffing with salt and pepper. Run fingers between chicken skin and meat to loosen (do not remove skin). Spread 2 teaspoons garlic butter under skin over meat of each chicken breast. Spoon 2 generous tablespoons stuffing under skin of each chicken breast. Using toothpicks, skewer skin to chicken to enclose stuffing. Arrange chicken on large baking sheet. Spread remaining garlic butter over top of each chicken breast.(Can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate) Preheat oven to 350F. Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. Transfer chicken to platter.


Nutritional Information:

290 Calories (kcal); 29g Total Fat; (85% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 50mg Cholesterol; 176mg Sodium

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