Cheese

Cajun Chicken Stuffed with Pepper Jack Cheese & Spinach

serves 2 (double ratio to make 4)

Ingredients:

•    2 average sized chicken breasts
•    2 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded (you can use up to 6 oz)
•    1/2 cup of cooked spinach (or defrost frozen spinach)
•    1 tablespoon olive oil
•    1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano and thyme).
•    1/2 tablespoon breadcrumbs
•    Freshly ground black pepper and sea salt, to taste

Directions:

1.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.    Pound the chicken breast flat, but not too thin.
3.    Throw in pepper jack cheese, spinach, salt and pepper into a medium sized bowl.
4.    In another bowl, mix the Cajon spices with the breadcrumbs.
5.    Provide a serving of about 1/4 c of the spinach mixture onto each chicken breast.
6.    Make rolls of each chicken breast firm and tie the rolled chicken with string or hold together with plenty of toothpicks.
7.    Spread olive oil onto each chicken.
8.    Add the Cajon seasoning on top.
9.    Place a sheet of foil onto a tray and the lay chicken rolls with folded parts facing down onto the sheet.
10.    Let the chicken cook through for 35 to 40 minutes.
11.    Take out toothpicks or ties before serving.
12.    Bon appetite!

 

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Chicken and Cheese Lasagna Roll-Ups

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cubed and cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 cup  feta, crumbled
  • 8 lasagna pieces, cooked
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 1/2 cups of pasta sauce (either Prego or homemade tomato sauce)

Directions:

1.    Mix combine chicken, cheeses, milk, and pepper in a bowl.
2.    On every lasagna piece, pour the half a cup of sauce and roll.
3.    Pour one cup of sauce in a pyrex.
4.    Place the lasagna rolls in the dish with the edge of the fold facing down.
5.    Pour the rest of the sauce over the rolls.
6.    Place cover before putting in the oven.
7.    Bake for 30 mins at 375 degrees.
8.    Sprinkle on top parmesan cheese.
9.    Serve.

 

From ivillage.com