Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken
A lot of people don't believe me when I say this but I'll say it again: CHICKEN BREASTS DON'T HAVE TO BE BORING! For example- this Spinach and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken is every bit as tasty as it looks in the photo below. Every bite is the perfect ratio of cheese, spinach, spices, chicken and then the goat cheese inside.
Servings: 4 people
- 3 cups fresh spinach
- ½ cup crumbled goat cheese or feta
- ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes optional
- 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless (aprrox. 1.5 lbs.)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tsp paprika
- ? cup shredded Mozzarella cheese or cheddar
Preheat oven to 350 degree fahrenheit and set aside baking pan.
In a large skillet add a splash of grapeseed oil, cook spinach over medium until slightly wilted (approx. 3-5 min). Add crumbled goat cheese and continue to cook until cheese is melted for about 1 min. Stir in red pepper flakes (optional) then set aside.
Place chicken breasts in baking pan. Using a sharp knife cut slits across the chicken breast about ¾ of the way through chicken breast (careful not to cut all the way through). Stuff each slit with spinach and goat cheese mixture.
Salt and pepper top of chicken breast and season with paprika. Sprinkle ¼ of the mozzarella cheese on each chicken breast.
Place the chicken breasts in the oven and bake for 20-25 min. For more crispy and browned cheese, broil for the last 10 min. of cooking.
Serving: 175g | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 987mg | Vitamin A: 3175IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 2.2mg