Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

Looking for an easy Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts recipe? Learn how to make Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lostrocket

Makes 4 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
9 oz (1 box) Green Giant frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 cup shredded reduced fat Italian cheese blend (4 oz)
16 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 4-oz each)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil

Recipe Directions for Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

  1. In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet, reserving fat in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble and set aside.

  2. In same skillet, cook onion and garlic in bacon fat over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is tender. Remove skillet from heat; set aside. In medium bowl, mix spinach, egg, thyme and cheese. Stir in onion mixture and bacon.

  3. In thick side of each chicken breast, cut 3-inch-long pocket to within 1/4 inch of opposite side of breast. Spoon about 1/4 cup spinach mixture into pocket in each chicken breast. Sprinkle pepper over chicken.

  4. In same skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook uncovered 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until light brown on all sides. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 10 to 20 minutes longer, turning if necessary, until chicken is no longer pink in center (170F). Serve immediately with rice.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 252.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
317
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.4g
22%
Saturated Fat
4.8g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
132mg
44%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
6.3g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
38.4g
Vitamin A 37% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 26% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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