Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Grilled Spinach, Artichoke and Cheese Chicken

Monday, July 26, 2010

Grilled Spinach, Artichoke and Cheese Chicken

Another Monday is upon us. Little man and I have already been to Walmart. Am I the only mother that seems to not get diapers until there is only one left?
Side note, shop at big stores early in the morning - NO ONE is there. It was great.

Today we'll be spending some time outside, going for a long walk, and I'll probably be browsing the job market. Yes, you heard me right, we've decided I need to get back to work, at least part time. Too bad this blogging gig doesn't pay well!

I'm pretty heartbroken about it actually. I love staying home with the little guy and I just can't imagine leaving him in daycare. With that being said, I am only going to take a job if it is the right fit and makes sense to pay for daycare.

Anyone have any gigs out there? Ha! As you know in an ideal world, I'd love to work from home, maybe some freelance writing, or of course anything cooking related!

Enough about my soapbox. On to food!

Last night we grilled a delicious stuffed chicken breast. A huge stuffed chicken breast. It looked more like a pork loin.

Grilled Spinach, Artichoke and Cheese Chicken
2 large chicken breasts (still connected), pounded thin
2 c. spinach artichoke dip (I used my homemade version)
1 t. pepper
1 T. garlic powder


On a large cutting board, between plastic wrap, pound chicken to 1/2 in. thickness. Season with pepper and garlic powder. Spoon dip into the middle of the breasts. Roll tightly and secure with toothpicks. (In my case, a zillion toothpicks).

Season outside of breast again with pepper and garlic powder. Grill on medium high heat for 40 minutes, turning every 15 minutes. Once done, let rest for 10 minutes. Slice into strips and enjoy!

I served this with some roasted green beans and brown rice. Yum!

What else do you guys stuff into chicken? I also thought of these combos:

Swiss cheese/mushrooms - OR - Cheddar cheese/jalapenos

20 comments:

  1. WOW, it does look like a pork loin - gorgeous though. I think a nice combo would be goat cheese and chives

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  2. This looks delish! Def. will be trying it out.

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  3. That looks amazing!! Sometimes I stuff chicken with a wedge of Laughing Cow Cheese and a piece of ham. It makes for a low fat chicken cordon blue. I love it!

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  4. I love stuffing chicken with goat cheese and spinach. Well goat cheese with anything makes me happy!

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  5. Yum!!! We use pepper jack cheese and pepperocinis or jalapenos! I love stuffed chicken!

    Good luck with the job search! I hope you find something that is perfect for you!

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  6. That chicken looks FANTASTIC! Both of those other filling combinations would be great too!

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  7. This looks really good. I love spinach artichoke dip!

    I do daycare, it's the only think that I could think to do to stay home with my kids and not have to put THEM into daycare. I also homeschool the kids which makes for quite the busy day. I don't know the laws for where you live but here in MN, you can watch ONE family of kids without having to be licensed. So if you found a family with 2 kids, you could pull in $250 - $300 a week (again, depending where you live). Just a thought.

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  8. That looks delicious Ally! I would definitely go for the cheddar and jalapenos!

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  9. Looks fabulous as usual! :)

    Good luck on the job hunt!

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  10. heyy! Just came aross your blog, and I am loving it! Fabulous recipes!


    xo

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  11. i love stuffing chicken....goat cheese & spinach is my favorite. or goat cheese & sun-dried tomatoes.

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  12. That artichoke cheese stuffing looks perfect for the chicken. I bet it keeps the chicken wonderfully moist!

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  13. Stuffed chicken is so good, my dad used to make it with herbs and liver. I'm not a fan of liver but ate it anyway and it was pretty good :)

    I would imagine blue cheese would be good :P

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  14. Stuffed chicken is so good, my dad used to make it with herbs and liver. I'm not a fan of liver but ate it anyway and it was pretty good :)

    I would imagine blue cheese would be good :P

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  15. That artichoke cheese stuffing looks perfect for the chicken. I bet it keeps the chicken wonderfully moist!

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  16. Looks fabulous as usual! :)

    Good luck on the job hunt!

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  17. This looks really good. I love spinach artichoke dip!

    I do daycare, it's the only think that I could think to do to stay home with my kids and not have to put THEM into daycare. I also homeschool the kids which makes for quite the busy day. I don't know the laws for where you live but here in MN, you can watch ONE family of kids without having to be licensed. So if you found a family with 2 kids, you could pull in $250 - $300 a week (again, depending where you live). Just a thought.

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  18. Yum!!! We use pepper jack cheese and pepperocinis or jalapenos! I love stuffed chicken!

    Good luck with the job search! I hope you find something that is perfect for you!

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  19. That looks amazing!! Sometimes I stuff chicken with a wedge of Laughing Cow Cheese and a piece of ham. It makes for a low fat chicken cordon blue. I love it!

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