Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Tomatoes, Spinach, Mushrooms, and Herbs

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Healthy Poultry Recipe

Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Tomatoes, Spinach, Mushrooms, and Herbs

Here's a show-stopper for your next dinner party. A Mediterranean-style symphony of roasted tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, basil and more, all rolled within chicken breasts. A fantastic blend of gourmet eating and good health.
Prep Time1 hour
Active Time2 hours
Total Time3 hours
Course: Dinner, Entertaining
Cuisine: Gourmet, Mediterranean, Poultry
Yield: 6 people

Materials

  • 12 plum tomatoes sliced in half lengthwise
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano , dry
  • 1 teaspoon Splenda
  • 1 pound shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 8 large white mushrooms sliced
  • 12 garlic cloves chopped
  • 6 shallots sliced
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary (fresh) leaves chopped
  • 2 bags spinach 10-ounce bags, fresh, leaves sliced
  • 6 egg whites
  • 6 slices bread (100% whole-wheat) ground into crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons basil (fresh) leaves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley (fresh) leaves chopped
  • 6 4 ounces each chicken breasts (skinless, boneless)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, toss tomatoes with balsamic, oregano, and Splenda.
  • In a nonstick baking pan, bake tomatoes, cut side up, until they are reduced to half their size, about 2 hours.
  • Remove. Let cool. (This first step can be done up to 3 days ahead of time.)
  • In a large hot nonstick skillet, saute mushrooms till brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic, shallots, and rosemary. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add spinach. Mix well. Let mushroom mixture cool completely.
  • When cool, dice tomatoes. In a large bowl, mix tomatoes with mushrooms/spinach mixture, egg whites, breadcrumbs, basil, and parsley.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a large cutting board, pound the chicken breasts to thin them out.
  • Spread tomato/mushroom/spinach mixture on top of each breast and roll.
  • Season rolls with paprika. Place rolls in a nonstick baking sheet and bake in 350-degree oven till chicken is cooked, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Let sit for 2 minutes. Slice each roll, if desired, or serve whole.
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