Garlic Spinach Stuffed Chicken - Whole Foods February 25 2014
I had a wonderful class last night at Whole Foods Friendship Heights location. The theme was GOOD, BETTER, BEST.
I used CHICKEN as my main ingredient and made 3 dishes - a good dish (not so healthy), a better dish (healthier) and a best dish (healthiest)
1) Chicken in Pomegranate Cream Sauce
2) Chicken and Coconut Rice Pulao
3) Garlic Spinach Stuffed Chicken
Everyone had a great time!
Garlic Spinach stuffed Chicken
2 Chicken Breasts, each butterflied
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
2 Tablespoons oil
1 Tablespoon cumin seeds
4-5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
4 cups chopped spinach
1 cup chopped Roma tomatoes
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt to taste
In a mixing bowl, add chicken and ground spices and apply the spices onto the chicken. Set aside.
Meanwhile, in a saute pan, heat oil over medium heat.
Add cumin seeds and garlic, and saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring once every minute.
Add spinach and mix. Cook for about 10 minutes.
Add tomatoes and salt, stir, cook for another 3-4 minutes and set aside to cool.
Take one chicken breast and lay it flat on a flat board, place ½ cup spinach and spread it to cover the breast. Roll the breast and seal it using a couple of tooth picks. Repeat with the other breast.
Heat the saute pan again, pour some oil and saute chicken breasts for 5 minutes on each side over medium low heat or until completely cooked. Remove and set aside. Cool for 10 minutes.
Slice in 2 inch thick pieces and serve.