Two chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and cheese
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Spinach Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Spinach stuffed chicken is an easy weeknight recipe for the busy folks. It takes minimal preparation and time. The keto-friendly recipe is also a hit with the kids.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Mains, Easy Dinner Recipe
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, spinach stuffed chicken, spinach
Servings: 4 people
Author: Prachee

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 250 gm spinach leaves
  • 4-7 garlic cloves minced
  • 150 gm cream cheese
  • 100 gm Parmesan cheese
  • 100 gm goat cheese optional
  • black pepper crushed
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • onion powder
  • chili powder

Instructions

  • To start with the filling for your spinach stuffed chicken, start by roughly chopping your spinach leaves.You can also break them by hand.
  • Put these in a bowl. To this, add cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and goat cheese. You can replace any of these with a cheese of your choice.
  • Further, add minced garlic, black pepper, onion powder, chili powder, and salt as per taste. Mix the ingredients well and set the bowl aside.
  • To prepare the chicken breasts, take a sharp knife and create a pocket by slicing it open from one side. You can season the breasts beforehand with salt, pepper, and seasoning of your choice and set it aside for 30 minutes, if you like.
  • In the pocket created in the breast, stuff the spinach-cheese filling you have prepared. If necessary, seal the edges with toothpicks so the filling does not spill out.
  • Once all the chicken breasts are prepared, pour some olive oil in a pan for shallow frying and place it on heat.
  • Check if the oil is hot, and carefully place your spinach stuffed chicken in the pan. Turn the flame on medium-low.
  • Check in 5 minutes to see if the lower side is cooked. When done, carefully flip the pieces over and leave them till both sides are fully cooked.
  • Once done, take them off the pan and let them rest for a couple of minutes. Take out the toothpicks you've sealed the edges with and it is ready to serve!
    Chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and cheese

Notes

Serve this dish with a side of mashed potatoes or rice, or over pasta. Optionally, you can also top the spinach stuffed chicken with a generous drizzle of mushroom sauce, or any such sauce of your choice.