Cannelloni Florentine Recipe

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Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main Ingredient


For diet crepes
 Chicken breasts24 Ounce, split (2 Breasts, 12 Ounces Each)
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Onion1 Small, peeled and sliced
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Seasoned pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Frozen chopped spinach20 Ounce, thawed (2 Packages, 10 Ounces Each)
 Ground nutmeg1 Dash

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 931 Calories from Fat 97

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.8%

Saturated Fat 2.7 g13.7%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 394.6 mg

Sodium 2844.1 mg118.5%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.8%

Dietary Fiber 14.7 g58.7%

Sugars 7.7 g

Protein 175 g349.5%

Vitamin A 1066.1% Vitamin C 294.3%

Calcium 66.6% Iron 114.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1 Prepare diet crepes and roll up. (This can be done ahead, if you wish.)
2 Place chicken breasts in a large saucepan; add water, onion, salt and pepper; cover saucepan.
3 Bring to boiling; lower heat; simmer 20 minutes, or until breasts are tender; remove chicken from broth; cool. Pour broth into a metal bowl; place in freezer 20 minutes, or until all fat rises to surface; skim off all fat.
4 Skin chicken; remove meat from bones and cut into small pieces.
5 Make filling: Combine 1/2 cup reserved broth and half of chicken and spinach in container of an electric blender; cover. Process at high speed until smooth; spoon into a medium-size bowl; repeat with 1/2 cup broth and remaining chicken and spinach. Add nutmeg; taste and add additional salt and pepper, if needed. (If you do not have a blender, chop chicken and spinach as fine as possible, then stir in enough chicken broth to make a smooth paste.)
6 Fill crepes: Unroll one crepe at a time on a wooden board; spread with 1/4 cup chicken mixture; roll up; place in a shallow 10-cup baking dish or heat-proof platter; repeat with remaining crepes and filling. Spoon creamy cheese sauce down center of crepes; cover dish with aluminum foil. (This much can be done ahead. If not to be baked immediately, refrigerate until serving time. Add 15 minutes to baking time.)
7 Bake in moderate oven (350°) 30 minutes, or until bubbly hot.
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