Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Ricotta and Spinach

by Mugnaini on April 22, 2013 in Poultry

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Serves 6
Roasting Oven Environment


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 1 pound fresh spinach, washed and drained
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Flour, as needed
  • 6 boneless chicken breasts, skin on
  • 1/2 cup white wine


Heat olive oil in a skillet in wood-burning oven. Add garlic and damp spinach leaves; cook and stir until spinach is wilted. Drain spinach, coarsely chop and place in a large bowl. Add ricotta, egg, Parmigiano, salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste. (Check the consistency, as you may need to add a bit of flour if too moist).

Make a slit lengthwise into each chicken breast and stuff with about 2 tablespoons spinach mixture. Place chicken into oiled roasting pan skin side up, drizzle with remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is done, leaving skin side up the entire cooking time. Tent loosely with foil if necessary.

Remove from oven and pour wine into roasting pan with chicken. Let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes. Serve with pan juices.

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