Stuffed Chicken with Spinach and GorgonzolaClick to Play

Stuffed Chicken with Spinach and Gorgonzola

Mary Ann Esposito

A simple but elegant dish that uses a few genuine ingredients.

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 pound fresh spinach, stemmed and rinsed
2 pounds chicken cutlets flattened to 1/8th inch thick
1/4 pound gorgonzola dolce, diced
2 ounces chopped walnuts
1/4 cup Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil
1/4 pound diced pancetta
1 cup white wine
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Kitchen string

 Directions

Cook the spinach without any additional water in a covered sauté pan until it just wilts. Drain, cool, squeeze dry and chop.  Transfer to a bowl and add the cheese and nuts.  Set aside.

Salt and pepper the cutlets on both sides. Divide and spread the spinach mixture on the cutlets. Roll each one up and tie in several places with kitchen string.

Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan and add the pancetta; cook until the pancetta renders its fat; transfer to a plate. In the drippings add the involtini and cook them until nicely browned, adding more oil if necessary. Transfer the involtini to a dish and keep warm.

Raise the heat to high, add the wine and scrape up the bits in the pan; cook until the mixture begins to reduce and thicken; stir in the butter and smooth out the sauce.

Remove the strings from the involtini; place on a platter and pour the sauce over the top.

This recipe is featured on show 2304 - Tasty and Easy Chicken/Pollo Saporito e Facile.

item recipe is featured in Episode 2304 of Season 23.

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  1. Lisa's avatar

    Lisa

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    this recipe leaves a lot to be desired. Had I not seen the actual show or knew to click the YouTube video (which really conflicted with the written recipe anyway) I would have been very lost. As it was things were very confusing anyway. You left out ingredients important to flavor when searing the pancetta such as rosemary (until later in the video where you briefly mentioned it) and bay leaf. Had I shopped and not known there herbs were needed to enhance my flavors I would have been very upset if I didn't have them in my garden already. Poor planning for this recipe in conjunction with the show and YouTube videos. As for cooking the chicken. You say cook it in the pan but not to any ;particular temperature or how long. I ended up putting it in the oven to finish it off to make sure my family is SAFE. Very disappointed in this recipe construct. Flavors were excellent overall but the instructions were extremely poor.
  2. gloria holst's avatar

    gloria holst

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    Hello Mary,

    Just love watching your show every Sat.afternoon but for sure recording it in the event I am not going to be home!

    I AM NOT A COOK,BUT YOU DO EXPLAIN YOURSELF SO PLAINLY THAT MAKES IT SO EASY FOR ME TO FOLLOW AND MY DISHES TOO TURN OUT SO SO GOOD AND MY HUSBAND TOO IS A HAPPY MAN !

    THANKS ALSO FOR MAKING IT NICE FOR ME TO COPY.

    GLORIA

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