I usually post pretty simple recipes, so beware, this one is a doozie. But it’s well worth it, it’s so darn delicious. Being that this takes a little time and finesse, I imagine this to be a fun dish to prepare on a Sunday with your kids or loved one!
What you’ll need
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups mushrooms, chopped
- 1/2 pound spinach
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3/4 cups ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- large egg, beaten
- 1 cup Italian style bread crumbs
- 1 pound chicken cutlets, thin
salt and pepper
Lemon-Garlic Butter Sauce
- 3 tbsp butter
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- black pepper
white wine (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil a large shallow casserole and set aside.
Over medium heat melt 2 tbsp butter and saute onions and mushrooms for about 5 minutes. Add spinach and garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir, cover and cook for 5 minutes. remove the cover and cook for another 2 minutes.
I a small bowl mix togehter the ricotta, parmesan and basil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Lay out the chicken cutlets and layer them with first the ricotta mix, then the spinach mushroom mix, and then sprinkle the feta cheese. Roll them up into neat bundles and hold them together with a toothpick. I chose to use butchers yarn, which turned out to be unnecessarily complicated, so please do use the tooth picks. Brush the chicken with egg (or dip the chicken as I did). Spoon the breadcrumbs over the chicken (or dip the chicken as I did). Lay them out in the oiled casserole. Melt the remaining 4 tbsp butter and spoon them over the chicken bundles.
Place the casserole in the oven and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. In the meantime prepare the sauce: melt the butter in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. If you choose to add a splash or two of white wine, do so now. Remove from heat and add lemon juice, parsley and black pepper.
Serve this dish with egg noodles or any pasta of your choice!