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Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken served with mixed greens on white plate
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Spinach Feta Stuffed Chicken

Spinach Feta Stuffed Chicken is an upgrade from your everyday weeknight chicken recipes - juicy chicken breast perfectly seasoned and baked!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 354kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 5 ounces frozen chopped spinach thawed squeezed dry
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Make a horizontal slit in the thickest part of the chicken breast to create a pocket, making sure not to cut all the way through.
  • In a small bowl, combine the paprika, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Season the chicken breast with the seasoning and use your hands to rub the seasoning on both sides of the chicken.
  • In a small bowl, combine the spinach, feta cheese, ricotta cheese, scallions, garlic and dill. Stuff the mixture evenly inside the chicken breast, then use a couple toothpicks to close each pocket.
  • Heat a large oven-safe skillet or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, then add the stuffed chicken and sear until lightly golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven uncovered and bake until cooked through, about 15-18 minutes. Broil for an additional 1-2 minutes if needed to brown the skin.

Notes

Storage: Leftovers will keep well for up to 4 days in the ridge and can be reheated in the oven at 350ºF.
Tip: Pound the chicken breasts so that they are an even thickness.
Tip: Use and instant read thermometer to check that your chicken is fully cooked through. It should register at 165ºF.

Nutrition

Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 739mg | Potassium: 840mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4893IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 2mg