Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spinach, Tomato, Basil and Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

Time for April Secret Recipe Club!

Secret Recipe Club

This month I received the blog Flavors by Four.  There were tons of wonderful recipes to pick from.  This red wine risotto sounded amazing, but I ultimately decided to make  Spinach, Tomato, Basil and Ricotta Stuffed Chicken.  The recipe sounded perfect and easy for a hectic weeknight.  The recipe is super easy and I only made a very small modification to the cooking method. The originally recipe called for the chicken to be briefly pan fried before going into the over to bake. I just baked the chicken and increased the baking time slightly.  Ron and I loved this chicken recipe! The fresh basil and fresh grape tomatoes are what really make this dish. The breading is nice and crunchy and full of flavor as well.  I also think this would be wonderful with a little fresh tomato sauce drizzled over the top. 

Thank you for a fantastic new recipe! 


 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (4-5)
15 oz Ricotta Cheese 
1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 
1/2 Pint Grape Tomatoes, halved
2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 Cup Baby Spinach, chopped and stemmed
10 Fresh Basil Leaves, finely chopped
2 Cups Panko Bread Crumbs
2 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
2 Eggs 
Salt and Pepper


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 

In a large bowl,  combine ricotta, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese, spinach and basil. Gently mix until fully combined. 

Salt and pepper both sides of each chicken breast. On a cutting board carefully make a slit in the largest section of each chicken breast. Fill each chicken breast with the ricotta mixture. Mix the breadcrumbs and Italian seasoning in a shallow dish. Put the eggs in a bowl and scrambled them with a fork. Carefully dip each breast in the egg followed by the panko making sure to cover the sides and the top, shaking off any excess. 

Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes uncovered.


  1. This sounds great! Perfect choice.

  2. Oh, yum - doesn't get much better than delicious flavors AND easy to prepare!! Great choice! BTW, I had you this month and MAN do you have some awesome recipes on your blog!! Thank you for the delicious inspiration!

  3. So glad you liked our chicken recipe!! It's one of my favorites as well ;)

  4. This does sound good. I wonder if you could pound the breast and then roll it...? An easy dinner to be sure. I think we will be enjoying this soon. Great SRC selection.

  5. This sounds absolutely delicious. There are some great flavours with the chicken

  6. Sounds like an elegant but simple entree - and very flavorful. Love it!

  7. YUM! This looks really good and something my kids would probably eat.

  8. What a great weeknight meal!