Did I mention I’m on vacation this week? That makes me very happy. It’s a very relaxing week, did not do much besides work around the house. I was a bit sad that I had to take down the Christmas tree, but that’s OK there’s always next Christmas.
I’ve also been trying this week to cook with foods I had in the fridge, so that I could clean out the fridge. So here’s one dish that came out of this clean up process.
Spinach and Swiss cheese stuffed chicken thighs. I had a whole package of chicken thighs, but I only used 6 here. These boneless and skinless chicken thighs are perfect for stuffing and you can literally stuff them with anything. I used some onion, spinach and Swiss cheese. Saute the onion with the spinach until the onion is translucent and then mix it in with the cheese. Very simple filling here, but lots of flavor.
I secured the thighs with toothpicks and since I had a bit of white wine left in a bottle I poured that over the thighs. Of course you could use chicken broth, or just plain water with some seasoning. I added seasoning to the wine as well.
Bake the thighs for 30 minutes or so covered with aluminum foil and then for another 15 min without the foil, sprinkle remaining cheese and bake another 5 minutes, and this is what you end up with. That sauce remains in the dish, which is full of flavor, so I poured that over my rice. Very delicious, simple and healthy, only 300 calories per thigh.