Now, if you have never had fresh cheese you really don’t know what you’re missing. That store bought stuff that doesn’t say ‘FRESH’ on the package isn’t what you need to be buying. Trust me when I say once you try the fresh mozzarella you’ll never look back.
I grabbed some baby spinach and a couple chicken breasts and decided right then what was for dinner. I’m a fan of stuffing meats with ooey gooey cheese and veggies so that’s exactly what I did. I pounded out a couple chicken breasts, layered on some baby spinach, and added chunks of fresh mozzarella then rolled up the chicken. I secured mine with toothpicks, but you can use kitchen twine if you want.
I sprinkled on some salt and pepper, added some fresh basil and baked on 350 for 35 minutes.
When the chicken was done it didn’t have that much flavor so I got the idea to coat it with prepared Hoisin sauce and bake it for another 10 minutes, just to give it a sweet glaze. That was exactly what it needed because when it came out, this time, it was mouth-watering good.
I couldn’t help but eat some of the fresh mozzarella as I went because, well, it’s just that good. I am so happy that Stella has added fresh mozzarella to their cheese offerings. The next time you head to the grocery store you have to pick up a package or two for yourself. Use this coupon to save $1.00 off Stella® Fresh Mozzarella between June 12 and August 20. ** Full details at www.stellacheese.com/coupon.
- 2-4 Chicken Breast
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 2 cups fresh mozzarella
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 tablespoons prepared hoisin sauce
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Pound chicken breasts to ¼ inch thickness and season with salt and pepper on both sides
- Cover with baby spinach
- Add chunks of fresh mozzarella
- Roll up and secure with toothpicks or kitchen twine
- Brush with hoisin sauce
- Bake for 35 minutes and serve