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Chicken Stuffed With Smoked Mozzarella

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Ingredients
  Skinless boneless chicken breast halves 6
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped shallots/Onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Olive oil 2 Teaspoon
  Frozen chopped spinach 5 Ounce, thawed and well drained (1/2 Of A 10 Ounce Package)
  Shredded smoked mozzarella cheese/Mozzarella cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Pine nuts/Walnuts 3 Tablespoon, toasted
  Seasoned fine dry bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Place each chicken piece between 2 pieces of plastic wrap.
Pound lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet into a rectangle about 1/8 inch thick.
Remove plastic wrap.
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.For filling, in a medium skillet cook shallots and garlic in the 2 teaspoons hot oil until tender.
Remove from heat; stir in spinach, mozzarella cheese, and nuts.
In a shallow dish combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.
Place 2 to 3 tablespoons of filling in the center of each chicken breast.
Fold in sides; roll up chicken.
Secure with wooden toothpicks.
Lightly brush chicken with the 1 tablespoon oil and coat with bread crumb mixture.
Place chicken rolls, seam sides down, in a shallow baking pan.
Bake in a 400° oven about 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F).
Remove toothpicks before serving.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Chicken

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