Chicken Florentine Nordica

Dinner

If you prefer your dishes on the spicy side, increase the hot pepper flakes in this recipe to ½ tsp (2 mL). Make sure that you stuff the chicken breasts just before cooking them.

  • Total Preparation Time: 51 minutes

Makes 6 servings

Rating: 5 Stars

Ingredients

2 tbsp25 mLGAY LEA - Salted Butter
1 1 Onion, chopped
3 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 tsp10 mLLemon Zest, grated
1 tsp5 mLDried Thyme
each 1/4 tspeach 284 gHot Pepper Flakes, salt and pepper
10 oz250 mLFrozen Spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
1 cup250 mLNordica Cottage Cheese
1 cup250 mLIvanhoe Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
2 tbsp25 mLIvanhoe Parmesan Cheese, grated
1 1 Egg
1 pinch1 pinchNutmeg
6 6 Boneless Chicken Breasts
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In large skillet, melt 1 tbsp (15 mL) of butter over medium heat; add garlic, onion, lemon zest, thyme, hot pepper flakes, salt and pepper, cooking for 3 minutes or until onion is softened. Remove from heat. Stir in spinach, cottage cheese, Mozzarella, Parmesan, egg and nutmeg. Let cool slightly.
  3. Using fingers, gently loosen skin from thick end of chicken breasts to form pocket, leaving skin attached at edges. Stuff 1/6 of cottage cheese mixture into each pocket, patting gently to flatten slightly. Secure skin with toothpicks.
  4. In same skillet, melt remaining butter over medium heat; cook chicken, skin side down, for about 3 minutes or until golde brown. Transfer chicken to foil-lined rimmed baking sheet; bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
  • The cottage cheese and spinach filling is terrific as a side dish. Place in small gratin dish then drizzle with butter and breadcrumbs. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 30 minutes.
This recipe is one of 150 featured exclusively in our cookbook, Our Table.

 

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Ingredients

2 tbsp25 mLGAY LEA - Salted Butter
1 1 Onion, chopped
3 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 tsp10 mLLemon Zest, grated
1 tsp5 mLDried Thyme
each 1/4 tspeach 284 gHot Pepper Flakes, salt and pepper
10 oz250 mLFrozen Spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
1 cup250 mLNordica Cottage Cheese
1 cup250 mLIvanhoe Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
2 tbsp25 mLIvanhoe Parmesan Cheese, grated
1 1 Egg
1 pinch1 pinchNutmeg
6 6 Boneless Chicken Breasts
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