Stuffed Chicken Thighs

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INGREDIENTS

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 ounces mushrooms
  • 1ounce fresh spinach
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 3 ounces monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1cup water
  • 1 ounce monterey jack cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Wash and pat dry chicken thighs; lay them flat, inside up.
  2. Slice mushrooms and sauté with salt and pepper until they are brown; remove from heat.
  3. Wash and stem spinach.
  4. Chop spinach and add to mushrooms, tossing to wilt.
  5. Place about 2 tablespoons of this filling on each chicken thigh, evenly dispersing the remaining filling among the thighs as needed.
  6. Divide cheese among chicken thighs.
  7. Close the thighs with toothpicks (I used three per thigh) and place in a pie dish.
  8. Sprinkle paprika, crushed tarragon, and garlic salt over the thighs.
  9. Drizzle honey over all.
  10. Add water to the pie pan, cover with foil, and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  11. Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes.
  12. Sprinkle remaining cheese over chicken and bake until the cheese is melted.
  13. Serve with steamed veggies, rice, and a fruit salad.
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