- 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 1 cup Caesar salad croutons, coarsely crushed
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped
- 1 cup Caesar salad dressing, divided
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
I just made this for the first time a few weeks ago and had to repeat it again the next week because it was so good. This has definitely become a regular on my meal list!
In a large bowl combine 1 cup Parmesan cheese, crushed croutons, spinach, and 1/2 cup salad dressing. Cut/slice the thick part of the chicken breast to create a pocket and fill with spinach/cheese mixture. Put 1 cup Parmesan cheese and 1 cup bread crumbs in another bowl or large plate and mix breadcrumbs and cheese together and set aside. Put remaining salad dressing in a bowl. Being careful not to lose the spinach filling, coat each chicken breast with the dressing either by using a brush or dipping the chicken in the dressing. Next, cover chicken breast with the breadcrumb/cheese mixture and transfer to a greased cookie sheet or 13×9 dish. Bake uncovered at 375 for 45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (internal meat thermometer should read 170).
Adapted from: Taste of Home