An impressive dish to serve for company. Chicken breasts are rolled around a delicious filling of feta cheese, sour cream, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and mushrooms. Then coated with a breadcrumb mixture and baked. They are easily prepared a day
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded thin
- 1 (8 ounce) bottle Italian-style salad dressing
- 8 slices of stale wheat bread, torn
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/2 cups feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups chopped fresh spinach
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1 (8 ounce) jar oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
Place chicken breasts in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour in Italian dressing, seal tightly, and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Place the stale bread, Parmesan, thyme, and pepper into a food processor. Pulse until the bread is processed into crumbs. Seat aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the feta and sour cream. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic. Then add the spinach, and cook until it wilts. Stir in green onions, cook 2 minutes. Remove spinach to a plate, and leave any liquid in the pan. Stir in mushrooms, and sautee until soft. Remove mushrooms to plate with spinach. Allow to cool briefly, then combine spinach and mushrooms with feta and sour cream mixture.
Stir the sun-dried tomatoes into the mixture, and spread onto a large cookie sheet. Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Place chicken breasts on a cookie sheet, and place about 3 tablespoons of the filling mixture in the center of each breast. Roll the breasts, and secure with a toothpick. Transfer chicken breasts to a baking dish, and sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over chicken breasts.
Bake, uncovered, in a preheated oven for 25 minutes.
The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.