Deliciously Stuffed Chicken

I started with 3 chicken breasts and pounded them thin so I could stuff and roll them.  This also made them cook quicker being pounded thin. Place them on a flat surface on top of saran wrap or parchment paper then place another piece on top and pound away!  I have an actual meat pounder but you can use the back of a pan or large tomato can as well – you will achieve the same effect. (just maybe not as quickly)


After pounding them thin, season them on both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, cumin and drizzle with olive oil. (I add all of these into a small bowl and brush on the chicken for evenness)  Then add in your stuffing.  I used fresh spinach leaves, sliced cherry tomatoes and small pieces of mozzarella.  Roll them real tight and secure with a toothpick if needed. 



Once you have them all rolled tight and pretty, Heat your large skillet with olive oil and add them to the pan.  Sear them nicely on each side for a few minutes until they start to brown. Then add the pan to the oven to continue cooking for an additional 10-15 minutes (depending on how thin you pounded them).
Enjoy them with a side of roasted veggies!  I roasted purple cauliflower and carrots here.  It was delish! 


Ingredients
  • 1 lb organic or free range chicken breast (3 medium breast)
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • ½ cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 3 pearl mozzarella balls
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Sea Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Parchment paper for pounding chicken thin
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Lay chicken breasts on parchment paper then cover with another piece of parchment paper and pound thin
  3. Combine olive oil and seasoning is a small bowl and brush on both sides of the chicken breasts
  4. Layer spinach leaves, tomatoes and cheese on each breast
  5. Roll tightly and secure with a toothpick
  6. Heat skillet over medium heat and cook chicken 3 minutes on each side (they should brown a little)
  7. Transfer pan to oven and cook an additional 10-15 minutes
  8. Enjoy!

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