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Quick and easy chicken cannelloni with spinach!

27 mayo, 2021

Who said you can’t improvise some delicious chicken cannelloni with spinach? We give you the steps and tricks to prepare them, exquisite!

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Chicken cannelloni with spinach recipe


For the cannelloni:

  • 300 g of shredded chicken breast
  • 20 plates of cannelloni
  • 300 g of fresh spinach, washed, disinfected and in strips
  • 150 g of grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

For the bechamel sauce:

  • ¾ liter of milk
  • 40 g of flour
  • 30g butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Nutmeg

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Instructions for chicken cannelloni with spinach

  1. First, place the spinach in a bowl of hot water. When the water begins to boil, remove and reserve.
  2. Fry the breast with a drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Remove when it looks golden.
  3. Sauté the spinach in the same skillet as the chicken. Put them well drained and with a little salt. Reservation.
  4. In another pot, boil the pasta with a little salt: insert the pasta plates one by one when the water begins to boil.
  5. For the bechamel: put the butter in a pan and add flour as soon as it melts, stir until the flour is slightly toasted,
  6. Add the milk at room temperature and stirring constantly. Add salt, a pinch of black pepper and a pinch of ground nutmeg. You can add a little more milk if you want it clearer. If you have lumps, you can strain it or pass it through the blender.
  7. Chill the pasta: remove some of the cooking water and cool with water to stop cooking. Stretch one of the plates home on a clean cloth.
  8. For the filling: place the chicken in a bowl and add the spinach along with the bechamel.
  9. To fill the cannelloni, pass a napkin over each plate to remove excess water. Place a tablespoon of filling on each of the plates and roll the cannelloni with the filling well distributed.
  10. Put a layer of béchamel on a baking sheet to prevent them from sticking. Spread the béchamel with a spatula and place the cannelloni on top. Put a layer of the grated cheese on top.
  11. Finally, bake at 200 ° C with heat on top for 10-15 minutes.

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