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Picnic Stuffed Chicken Breasts

By PutoPinoy on Monday, November 09, 2009 At Monday, November 09, 2009

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 lg. onion, finely chopped
  • 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed & squeezed dry
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 c. seasoned croutons, lightly crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 4 whole chicken breasts (about 1 lb. each), skinned, boned & split
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp. oil
Stuffing Variations:
  • 1/2 lb. fresh spinach, washed & chopped
  • 1/2-1 c. chopped fresh basil
  • 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 lb. ricotta cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 3/4 tsp. fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp. dried
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh tarragon or 1/2 tsp. dried

Fry bacon; drain and crumble. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute onion in bacon drippings until soft. Remove from heat and stir in spinach, egg, croutons, garlic salt and crumbled bacon. Cut pocket in thick side of each chicken breast. Stuff with spinach mixture and close with wooden pick. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Brown breasts in oil until cooked through, about 12-15 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Cool slightly, cover with foil. Serve hot or cold. Note: For a beautiful hors d'oeuvres, cut breasts crosswise and arrange slices on a basket tray lined with grape leaves.

To make stuffing variation, combine all ingredients. Divide among breasts and stuff. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Serve hot or chilled.