sicilian stuffed chicken breasts with marsala

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  • add   1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • add   1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
  • add   2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • add   4 (4 ounce) skinless boneless chicken breast halves
  • add   1/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • add   3 tablespoons romano cheese
  • add   1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • add   1 tablespoon olive oil
  • add   3 garlic cloves
  • add   1 cup marsala
  • add   2 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar
  • add   2 tablespoons capers
  • add   1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • add   2 tablespoons water
  • add   1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add ingredients upto Marsala and cook 3 minutes. Place spinach mixture in a medium bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon Marsala, cheese, raisins, and capers; set aside.
  2. Cut a horizontal slit through the thickest portion of each breast half to form a pocket. Stuff about 1/3 cup spinach mixture into each pocket. Secure each chicken breast with wooden picks. Dredge chicken breasts in breadcrumbs, turning to coat; shake off excess breadcrumbs.
  3. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in pan over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 12 minutes or until chicken is browned, turning after 6 minutes. Remove from pan; keep warm. Add remaining Marsala and vinegar to pan. Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add cornstarch mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly; add chicken to pan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes or until chicken is done. Drizzle remaining sauce over chicken.
  4. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed chicken breast half).