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Natalia's Chicken Breasts stuffed with Spinach, Ricotta and Provolone Cheese

Natalia's Chicken Breasts stuffed with Spinach, Ricotta and Provolone Cheese Natalia's Chicken Breasts stuffed with Spinach, Ricotta and Provolone Cheese

A mixture of ricotta cheese, spinach and provolone cheese stuffed inside chicken breast and topped with a rich tomato sauce. Got this recipe from a friend in Wisconsin where provolone cheese is very popular. If you don't have the provolone feel free to substitute mozzarella for equally outstanding results.















20 ounces chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless
4 breasts about 5 ounces each
to taste
black pepper
to taste
15 ounces ricotta cheese
about one container
10 ounces spinach
frozen chopped, well thawed and drained
1 clove garlic
2 large eggs
8 ounces provolone cheese
or mozzarella, divided
16 ounce spaghetti sauce
prepared, your favorite rich and thick variety
4 chicken breasts


Preheat the oven to 350℉ (180℃).

Rinse and dry the chicken breast with paper towelling. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

Using a small sharp knife make a slit in each chicken breast in which to insert the stuffing. Be careful not to cut all the way through the breast. Set aside.

Combine the spinach, garlic, eggs, ricotta and about ¾ of the shredded cheese. Mix well.

Using about ¼ of the mixture stuff each breast, secure with toothpicks if needed and place onto a prepared greased baking dish .

Spoon sauce over all and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake until done, brown and bubbly and the juices run clear.


For me this takes 30 minutes and the temperature inside the breast is 160 degrees F which continues up to 165F after a 5 minutes rest.

If you have larger chicken breasts or depending on your oven bake for 45 to 60 minutes if you are unsure.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Our whole family gobbled this up as if they'd been starving for weeks! Didn't have the provolone cheese so I used swiss instead and turned out perfectly! Loved it, will make again.

over 11 years ago

Jenny, glad to see that you whole family enjoyed it :-)



Made this tonight and it was very good! Def make it again. Thanks for sharin! :)

almost 11 years ago

You are welcome, Donna! It's our pleasure to see the recipe is enjoyed :-)



Looks yummy!

almost 8 years ago


Looks yummy!

almost 8 years ago

I'm tempted to pound the breasts to about 3/8" thickness and roll the stuffing in it. Also, how about brining the breasts to assure tenderness? Good place to start though. Thanks!

almost 7 years ago

Sounds like some excellent tips. Enjoy :)


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 331g (11.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 66541% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 47%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 302mg 101%
Sodium 532mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars g
Protein 146g
Vitamin A 43% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 44% Iron 20%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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