Cheesy Italian Chicken Spirals Quick Entree

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 cup fresh basil
1 garlic clove (minced or finely chopped)
salt and pepper
1 cup shredded mozzarella

Place wax paper over chicken or place inside a plastic baggy and beat with a rolling pin until flattened to approx. 3/4” thickness
Chop basil finely and mix with mozz, salt, and pepper (or blend all in a food processor with a splash of olive oil)
Spread over chicken and roll tightly from small end to larger.
Wrap tightly in foil pinching the ends of foil
For ultimate tenderness, steam chicken in a steam basket or colander above a boiling pot. Approx. 15 minutes from boil. Can also be baked at 350 for about 20-25 minutes (but chx may be drier)
Pierce chicken with a skewer to make sure juices are clear and not pink otherwise continue cooking
Remove from foil and slice chicken so you can see the wheels
*I usually serve with spiral pasta with a lite marinara or with with a very light Alfredo with sun-dried tomatoes added.

Serves 4
Approximately 25 minutes Prep/Cook Time

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