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Sesame-Coated Chicken Stuffed with Ricotta and Spinach Recipe

Looking for an easy Sesame-Coated Chicken Stuffed with Ricotta and Spinach recipe? Learn how to make Sesame-Coated Chicken Stuffed with Ricotta and Spinach using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by krissy1985

Makes 8 servings



Vary the greens used in the stuffing, depending on your mood and preference. For an earthier flavor, try a combination of arugula and escarole instead of spinach.

Recipe Ingredients for Sesame-Coated Chicken Stuffed with Ricotta and Spinach

12 ounce baby spinach
1 cup (8 ounces) Ricotta Cheese
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1 dash of freshly grated nutmeg
24 oz skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 Cooking spray
2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Sauce:
1 1/2 cups chopped tomato
2 tbsp basil
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt

Recipe Directions for Sesame-Coated Chicken Stuffed with Ricotta and Spinach

  1. Preheat oven to 450.

  2. To prepare chicken, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add spinach to pan; cook 5 minutes or until spinach begins to wilt, stirring frequently. Drain spinach in a colander, pressing until barely moist. Place spinach on a cutting board; finely chop. Place spinach in a medium bowl. Add Homemade Ricotta Cheese, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper and nutmeg; stir well to combine.

  3. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Spread each chicken breast half with 1/4 cup ricotta mixture, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Starting with a short side, roll up each chicken breast half jelly-roll fashion. Place rolls, seam sides down, in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt evenly over rolls; drizzle rolls evenly with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle rolls with sesame seeds, pressing gently to adhere. Bake at 450 for 20 minutes or until chicken is done.

  4. To prepare sauce, combine chopped tomato and remaining ingredients, stirring gently. Serve with chicken.

Categories

Cheese, Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 197.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
161
Calories from Fat
54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.0g
9%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
59mg
20%
Sodium
284mg
12%
Potassium
370mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
5.6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
1.3g
Protein
22.9g
Vitamin A 88% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 15% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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