The Best Chicken Stuffed with Ricotta and Spinach Recipe

Monday, August 15, 2016


An easy and delicious recipe you can make for dinner tonight!  Chicken stuffed with ricotta and spinach makes a beautiful presentation for your family and friends.  
An easy and delicious chicken stuffed with ricotta and spinach recipe from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Don't you just love when you find an easy chicken recipe?

Chicken really is an easy protein to work with for dinner.  This recipe is an updated version of a very popular recipe here on the blog that I posted a few years ago.  I mean, it's very popular.  It's been in the top five for years.  So why update it?  Well, I wanted to see if I could make it without the breadcrumbs and I did.  I like THIS version so much better.  The ricotta cheese with spinach makes the chicken taste amazing.  I know your family will love this recipe as much as mine.  



Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Ricotta Cheese


Ingredients

  • 4 chicken cutlets, sliced thin and pounded thin
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup frozen spinach, squeezed dry
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Italian seasoning or your favorite herbs
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

In a bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, spinach and Parmesan cheese together.
Make sure your spinach is squeezed completely dry.
Lay the chicken cutlets out on a cutting board and spread some of the ricotta cheese mixture on top.
Roll each chicken cutlet up and secure with toothpicks if needed.
Spread a layer of tomato sauce in the bottom of a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Place each chicken breast in the baking dish seam side down.
Sprinkle each chicken breast with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
You can also drizzle some olive oil on top of each chicken breast before baking. 
Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked to a temperature of 165 degrees.


Spread the ricotta cheese and spinach mixture on top of each chicken breast.  I always lay a piece of waxed paper down on my cutting boards when I'm working with any meat.  Makes cleanup so easy.  
Spread a layer of ricotta cheese and spinach on top of each chicken breast and then gently roll up.


Lay each chicken breast seam side down in a baking dish that has a some tomato sauce on the bottom.  Don't forget to spray the casserole dish with a non-stick spray! 
 Lay each chicken breast seam side down in a baking dish that has a some tomato sauce on the bottom


AND I love using these bowls for mixing ingredients and as serving dishes.  They're perfect for salads, dips and even chips!  And they come as a set so they all match and look great together. 



Season each chicken breast with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Or use your favorite combination!  That's why I love this recipe!  You can drizzle a little olive oil on top if you desire.  
Season each chicken breast with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Or use your favorite combination!

Delicious.  I served this chicken with buttered noodles and steamed broccoli.  My family loved it!
The Best Chicken Stuffed with Ricotta and Spinach Recipe from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.



Chicken stuffed with ricotta and spinach makes a beautiful presentation for your family and friends from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.


Here's the original recipe that uses breadcrumbs.  It's really good too!  
This is the original recipe for Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Ricotta from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

AND you might enjoy this other chicken recipe that is another family favorite!
Chicken Stuffed with Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.





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3 comments :

  1. Looks like a new dinner recipe for me to try! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday.

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  2. Looks great! Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.

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  3. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing with the Delicious Dishes Recipe party this week!

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