*Chicken Caesar Florentine*

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Chicken can be very tedious to make for dinner, at least for me. Out of most meats, I seem to get sick of eating chicken a lot. I am always looking for new ways to switch up the basic taste of chicken. I am a huge fan of salads. Especially Caesar. So instead of having just a chicken Caesar salad, why not make stuffed chicken with the salad in it? This recipe is for all SALAD lovers! It easily became not just a favorite chicken recipe, but one of my favorite recipes overall. A single chicken breast will leave you stuffed and make great leftovers. When I make this, I do not even prepare a side dish, because this recipe is so filling. Easy to make and only bakes a total of 40-45 minutes in the oven. Another great dinner dish that takes a twist on chicken. 

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I added the dressing, crushed croutons, lettuce and parmesan cheese in a large bowl

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I poured the croutons into a bowl, covered them with a paper towel and used a meat beater to crush the croutons

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All of the ingredients mixed together

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What my crushed croutons looked like. I wanted them as fine as possible

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I made a slit in the chicken breast and inserted the mixture from the bowl 

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My stuffed chicken breasts 

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I then coated each breast with the Caesar dressing 

cheap chicken recipesNext I dipped each breast into the crushed croutons to coat the chicken 

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The stuffed chicken in a greased 9×13 inch pan

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This is what they looked like after the 30 minutes of baking in the oven. I still had yet to bake for an additional 10 with the grated cheese on top

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What You Need:

  • 2 Cups grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 Cups Caesar salad croutons, coarsely crushed, divided
  • 1 Cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 Cup creamy Caesar salad dressing, divided
  • 4 Bone-in chicken breast halves, skin removed (8oz. each)

How To Make:

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup cheese, 1 cup crushed croutons, spinach and 1/2 cup salad dressing.
  2. Cut a pocket in the thickest part of each chicken breast and fill with cheese mixture
  3. Place remaining dressing and crushed croutons in separate shallow bowls
  4. Dip chicken in dressing, then roll in croutons
  5. Transfer to a greased 13in by 9in baking dish
  6. Bake, uncovered, at 375 for 30 minutes
  7. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake 10-15 minutes longer, or until a meat thermometer reads 170


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