Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Spinach and Provolone-Stuffed Chicken

Spinach and Provolone-Stuffed Chicken
(from the Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook)

4 (1/4-pound) chicken cutlets
¼ teaspoon black pepper
4 very thin slices prosciutto
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese, each cut in half
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley

Place chicken cutlets between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound to even thickness with meat mallet or bottom of small heavy saucepan.
Sprinkle chicken with pepper. Place 1 slice of prosciutto on top of each cutlet. Spread spinach evenly over prosciutto and sprinkle evenly with Parmesan. Top each cutlet with ½ slice of provolone. Roll up up each chicken cutlet starting at tapered end. Secure each roll with toothpick.

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken rolls and cook until golden brown on all sides, about 4 minutes. Add broth and cook, scraping up browned bits from bottom of skillet with wooden spoon. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes longer.

Transfer chick to platter and keep warm. Increase heat under skillet to high and cook until pan liquid is syrupy, about 5 minutes.  Pour over chicken and sprinkle with parsley.

Tips: don’t use colored toothpicks to secure the rolled-up chicken; the color will transfer and you’ll have red or blue chicken. Also, I found the prosciutto to be very hard to separate since the slices were so thin – I say just work with it and if it tears, don’t worry about it. Also, very important: my syrupy sauce took longer than 5 more minutes of cooking, and I left it unattended for a minute and it burned! Don’t do this. Stick with it and you’ll get a good sauce. Notice, there is no sauce in my picture.

I served my stuffed chicken with a garden Rotini tossed with browned butter and sea salt. Enjoy!


Purabi Naha said...

Wowww, this looks like the ultimate tempting thing to try for!! Loved the recipe and the addition of spinach in this.

Debs @ The Spanish Wok said...

The title inspired me to check out this recipe. Unfortunately I don't need to lose weight (quite the opposite since my illness). However, I'm sure I'd really enjoy this.

I can make up for the lack of calories with a naughtly pudding after LOL.

Kelley said...

Deb - I'm sure you could add a side like I did (pasta tossed with browned butter) and not use reduced-fat cheese and it would be healthier for you. Sorry about your illness.