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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

(Ispanakli Tavuk Dolmasi)

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
2 small size chicken breasts, skinless, boneless, flattened by a mallet

1 tbsp butter
1 small onion, finely sliced
1 garlic clove, chopped
3 large mushroom, sliced
1/2 cup chopped spinach, frozen-thawed and squeezed
3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 pinch red pepper, crushed

1 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 pinch red pepper

2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup sunflower oil

Prepare the Filling:
Saute the onion with butter and salt for about few minutes in a pan. Add the garlic and saute until the smell of garlic comes out. Add the mushrooms saute for about 5 more minutes. Add the spinach, red pepper, salt and black pepper and turn the heat off. When it is cool down add feta cheese, toss.

In the meantime, pound the chicken breast until they are thin. Season with salt and pepper. Divide and spread the filling equally over the surface of the chickens and fold. Brush the chickens with melted butter. Mix the red pepper and sesame seeds in a plate. Then cover the stuffed chickens with the sesame seed mixture.

Heat the sun flower oil and butter in the frying pan. Fry the both sides on low medium heat.

Meal Ideas:
-Pilaf with Eggplant , Arugula Salad with Walnuts , Cantik and Almond Pudding .



At 4:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it smells good :) Arugula is my best. I ll try with walnut next time. Binnur, i need a favor. I have just seen a wonderful thing to decorate cakes. It s "gofret disc" in Turkish. But i couldn t find how to search it in English. Please help me to find these beautiful things. Thanks for your time.

At 8:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds good. but you've got to tell us what kind of salad is shown in the photo?!!

it looks great and it does not look like "arugula with walnuts" :) looks like tomatoes, bell peppers and i think there is some dressing on the salad as well..i need to know the full recipe for this great looking salad please including the dressing :)

At 11:39 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

i am learning to appreciate more of turkish cuisine cos of you blog.. thanks! :D

At 4:14 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

You can only search "gofret disc" in Turkish as "gofret disk resmi (gofret disc picture)"

At 4:18 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Yes, I know it is not Arugula Salad with Walnuts:). The salad in the picture is called Shepherd's Salad which has already been posted. You can find the recipe on Salad section.

At 9:54 AM, Blogger Mariana Kavroulaki said...

It sounds delicious! What do you think about frying the breasts in virgin olive oil instead of sunflower oil?

At 10:28 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Normally, it should be fried in extra virgin olive oil. But, it damages the healthy contribution of olive oil:)The taste is definitly better with olive oil!

At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, me again "gofret disc". Actually, i was just looking for to buy it in here (US) So i wanna search it in english sites to buy it. But i couldn t find it by searching gofret disc or waffle disc for cake. I thaught you may know it as a cooking expert :) Hope there is something like these discs in here. Thanks again.

At 10:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try searching "gaufrette" instead of gofret.

At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks anonymous, i appreciated it, but it s something different which costs 500 bucks. anyway thanks

At 2:53 PM, Anonymous Sidse Ünal said...

Hi Binnur

I prepared this dish tonight and it was so yummy. Thanks for ever expanding my Turkish cookbook :-)

Iyi ramazanlar

At 10:47 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you sevgili Sidse:)
Iyi Ramazanlar!

At 12:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your website! Your stuff looks amazing!s
Is it possible to make the chikcen instead of frying it? I'm trying to cook more healthy and don't really want to fry it.

At 11:21 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) I would suggest you to fry the chicken a little bit first then cook in the oven.

At 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

I'm trying not to eat too much fat, or fried foods - could you recommend another way to prepare this without frying?

teşekkür ederim

At 4:38 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Try to cook in the oven:)

At 9:05 AM, Anonymous Jenny said...

Looks delicious.
I'll give it a try. :)

At 5:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is the best meal suggestion for me!Looking at it I think why I didnt know this recipe earlier in my life??Because If I did,it would be my all time favourite!Im sure about it, and Im thrilled to think that I will be preparing it for my today's meal!

At 4:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, how do you fold the chicken so the filling stays inside while frying?

At 9:44 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

The chicken should be thin enough to fold it:)


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