Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snowy Day Suppers- Stuffed Chicken Breast with Sausage, Spinach and Mozzarella


It's a snowy day in NYC- the schools are closed  and the shovels are out. These are the perfect days for cooking up a storm. So while the man of the house is digging out the car, I'm inside creating a feast that is sure to warm the belly- Chicken Breast Stuffed with Sausage, Spinach and Mozzarella. I love stuffed dishes and I have stuffed just about everything from Apples to Zucchini. There's something about a stuffed dish, it adds a whole new dimension to the plate. There's a few simple steps involved, so go ahead and make my masterpiece. Let me know how it turns out!

You will need:
(4) large italian sausages (sweet or spicy- your choice)
(1) lb. chicken breast
(1) small onion (diced)
(2) garlic cloves (diced)
(4) Tbsp olive oil
(1) package frozen chopped spinach (defrosted & drained)
(1) cup of white wine
(1/2) cup of Mozzarella (shredded)
(2) cups of beef stock
(2-3) Tbsp. of cornstarch
Flour for dredging
Begin by:
Browning sausage in skillet
When cooked, remove sausage and reserve
Add (2 tbsp.) olive oil, garlic & onions to skillet- sautee
When onion are soft, add wine to pan and deglaze
Reduce for 5 to 10 minutes, add sausage & spinach back to skillet.-Reserve 
For the Chicken: 
Dredge Chicken in Flour 
In a separate skillet -add oil and Sautee
Remove chicken, Mound (2-3 tbsp) of filling onto chicken- Sprinkle Cheese
Roll up and Secure with toothpick- transfer to separate plate.
To the empty chicken skillet add beef broth and (3tbsp) of cornstarch- WHISK
Reduce sauce for 5 minutes, add chicken back to pan and SERVE!!!
 

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