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Queso Blanco and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Tropical Queso Blanco, divided
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 large slices prosciutto
  • Sautéed Green Beans and Cooked Tostones, optional

Preparation:

In 12-inch skillet over medium heat, in 1tablespoon olive oil, cook onion until just tender. Add spinach; cook 3 minutes until wilted, stirring occasionally. Remove vegetables to bowl; stir in ¾ cup shredded Queso Blanco.

With knife, cut a horizontal pocket in each chicken breast. Spoon spinach mixture into each pocket. In small cup combine salt, cumin and pepper; sprinkle chicken breasts with mixture. With toothpick, skewer each opening of chicken closed.

Preheat oven to 425°F. In 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, in remaining tablespoon oil, cook chicken breasts until browned on both sides. Remove to plate. Sprinkle top of chicken with remaining ¼ cup Queso Blanco (1 teaspoon on each).Wrap each chicken breast with a slice of prosciutto. Place on baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until chicken is tender and prosciutto is browned. Serve with green beans and tostones if desired. Serves 4.