Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken

This Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken is an easy weeknight meal that looks and tastes anything but. It's a no-fuss chicken dinner recipe that is sure to be a hit!

This Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken is an easy week-night meal that looks and tastes anything but. It’s a no-fuss chicken dinner recipe that is sure to be a hit!

 

Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken

Yields: 3 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

3 chicken breasts

8 oz bag of fresh spinach (can substitute with frozen spinach)

½ cup feta cheese, crumbled

4 oz cream cheese

1 clove garlic, minced

¼ teaspoon salt

Extra salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

 

 

 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

 

In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the contents of the 8 oz. bag of fresh spinach and use a wooden spoon to gently stir for 2-3 minutes until all spinach is wilted. If the pan is too small to hold all of the spinach, start with half a bag, allow it to wilt, and add the remaining spinach.

 

 

Once all spinach has wilted, remove from heat and spoon into a colander. Press out as much of the excess liquid as possible.

In a medium-sized bowl, add the cooked spinach, feta, cream cheese, garlic and salt.

 

 

Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board. Use a large, flat spatula to press down on the top of the chicken breast and use your other hand to insert a knife into the thickest side of the chicken. Cut a pocket, being careful not to cut all the way through the other side and stopping before you get to the end of the chicken (creating a pocket, not a flap).

Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

Place about a ½ cup of the spinach cheese mixture into each chicken pocket.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan (preferably oven-safe) on medium-high heat. After the pan is heated through, add the chicken breasts – top side down. Allow to cook for 5 minutes without touching.

 

 

If you used an oven-safe pan, simply place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until chicken has cooked through. If not using an oven-safe pan, simply transfer the chicken breasts to an oven-safe dish and bake. If your chicken breasts are quite large – they will need the full 15 minutes.

Once finished baking, allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes and serve.

 

This Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken is an easy weeknight meal that looks and tastes anything but. It's a no-fuss chicken dinner recipe that is sure to be a hit!

 

3 thoughts on “Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken

  1. oh wow! my mouth is watering which usually doesnt happen with recipes that arent dessert or pastry related lol. I cannot wait to try this

  2. This looks so good, however spinach isn’t my thing so I’d substitute broccoli for that – also very healthy.

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