Growing up, a chicken dish was on the menu at least 3-4 times a week. I mean, who doesn’t like chicken right? Especially kids. Well, I’m one of those that just doesn’t like to eat the same protein, two days in a row or the same protein cooked the same way, ALL THE TIME! I can’t even count on my fingers, how many times I was served chicken breasts.
Now that I have found a passion for food and cooking, I like to try new and easy recipes. Especially ones with chicken, because let’s face it, chicken is easy to cook. Marinate it overnight and pop it on the barbecue and you’re pretty much done.
If you’re like me and you are done with the chicken fajitas, keep reading. A few days ago, I decided to invite some of my industry friends for a dinner at my place. I told them I’d cook for all of us and they could figure out who brings desserts, drinks, etc. I had seen an old Top Chef Canada episode the day before and got inspired by a stuffed chicken that was presented by one of the contestants. I did some research and found this delicious Florentine Stuffed Chicken recipe by The Chunky Chef.
I made a few changes to her recipe, but the idea is the same. With a little practice and a little added flavor, a humble chicken breast can be anything you want.
When you cook a recipe, ”Florentine-style” it means that the dish is prepared in the style of the Italian region of Florence. The easiest way to remember what it means is that a Florentine-style recipe features spinach. I added some artichoke and cream cheese for personal preferences. You are free to adjust the recipe to your liking.
There’s tons of delicious stuffed chicken recipes out there to try. I’ve recently added a Pecan-Crusted Stuffed Chicken recipe by Damaris Phillips to my list of stuffed chicken recipes. I’ll let you know when I try it.
I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we did.