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Spinach and semi-dried tomato stuffed chicken

Spinach and semi-dried tomato stuffed chicken

Total Time
45 min
25 min
20 min
Stuff chicken breasts with this spinach and dried tomato mixture for a taste of Italy in the comfort of your own kitchen


Skinless chicken breast

800 g, (buy 4*250g fillets), fat trimmed

Baby spinach

150 g

Reduced-fat ricotta cheese

300 g, fresh

Semi dried tomatoes, not in oil

50 g, (50g), chopped

Lemon zest

2 tsp, finely grated

Prosciutto fat trimmed

8 slice(s), (100g), thin

Olive oil

1 tbs

Baby potatoes

720 g, (chat)

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tbs, finely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place 1 chicken fillet, breast-side down, on a clean work surface. Cut along the thickest part (don’t cut all the way through). Open out to sit flat. Place the chicken between two sheets of baking paper and gently pound with a rolling pin until 1cm thick. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
  2. Place the spinach in a large heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water and set aside for 30 seconds or until wilted. Refresh under cold running water. Drain. Squeeze excess water from the spinach and finely chop. Combine the spinach, ricotta, tomato and lemon zest in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place a quarter of the ricotta mixture along the centre of each piece of chicken. Roll to enclose the filling. Wrap 2 slices of prosciutto around each chicken roll and secure in place with toothpicks.
  4. Heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning, for 5 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a large baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove toothpicks. Slice the chicken into 2cm-thick rounds.
  5. Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a saucepan filled with boiling water over high heat. Boil for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and toss with the remaining oil and parsley.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed green beans and yellow squash and rocket, tomato & basil salad: arrange 4 sliced ripe tomatoes, 150g of baby rocket and 2 tbs of fresh basil leaves on a serving platter. Drizzle with 1½ tbs of balsamic vinegar and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.