What do you do when you have a couple of chicken breasts, some frozen spinach, and leftover cheese and prosciutto in your fridge? Why make stuffed chicken breasts, of course! ;)
Given the economic climate, AC and I have been trying our best to stay as prudent about our expenses as possible. We hardly eat out (you'll know when we blog about it), and we do our best to ensure nothing gets wasted (it expired last week? it's fiiiiine). This post is no exception. While stuffed chicken is not one of the sexier, more inspirational dishes out there -- it is certainly fast, economical, and healthy.
When I said what do you do with a couple of chicken breasts, some frozen spinach, and leftover cheese and prosciutto.... I, literally, really meant it. Take all the garbage -- I mean leftovers -- from your fridge and stuff it into a chicken breast. It actually tastes really good, especially with all the melted cheese oozing out. Makes me wonder how restaurants can get away with charging $20+ for something so simple.
Proscuitto, Spinach and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Cheese of choice
Spinach, sundried Tomatoes, or another vegetable
Proscuitto, bacon, or another meat (optional)
Pound chicken breasts until flat and about 1 inch thin. Layer the filling/stuffing on one half of the chicken breast and fold. Tie stuffed breast together with a string or toothpick (we had neither, so used a wooden chopstick instead!). Season with salt and pepper. Broil for about 10-15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.