Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipes

Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipes
Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipes

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These lovely spinach stuffed chicken breast recipes are beyond good.  They are delicious. It doesn’t hurt that they are also recipes your kids will enjoy either.

All four of the stuffed chicken recipes here are cheese stuffed chicken breast recipes, one with mozzarella cheese, one with crumbled blue cheese, one with feta cheese, and one chicken breast recipe with goat cheese.  ALL have spinach as their common element.  All help your family eat healthy.

What’s more, all of these recipes for stuffed chicken breasts will be added to your “use-again” recipe box when you see how everyone at your dinner table will gobble up these actually-delicious spinach recipes!

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipes

Italian Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts With Mozzarella Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 large sweet red pepper, minced
  • 1 (10 ounce )package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. In a medium-sized skillet, heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion and red pepper.  Saute 5 minutes
  3. Add thawed and drained spinach, 1 teaspoon rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Cook for 3 minutes.
  4. After 3 minutes, remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  5. Stir in mozzarella cheese.  Set aside.
  6. In a separate small cup, combine 1 Tablespoon olive oil, 2 teaspoons rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Set aside as well.
  7. Cut a horizontal pocket into each boneless chicken breast, opening at the thicker side of each piece.
  8. Fill each breast with 3 – 4 Tablespoons spinach stuffing.
  9. Secure pockets closed with 2 toothpicks at the ends of each piece of chicken.
  10. With fingers, spread the rub on both sides of each piece of chicken.
  11. Bake uncovered in a prepared 9 x 13 baking dish in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes.

Serves 6.

Greek Inspired Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag spinach
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • 2 cups PANKO bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup melted, real unsweetened butter

Directions:

  1. Place each boneless chicken breast between two pieces of wax paper, plastic wrap, or inside a plastic bag, and pound lightly with the flat side of a meat hammer to flatten chicken pieces.  Set aside.
  2. Cook spinach in garlic and grapeseed oil on op of the stove until well down.
  3. Add feta cheese, and mix well.
  4. Distribute spinach mixture onto the tops of each chicken breast.
  5. Wrap the flattened chicken around the mixture and secure at one side with one or two toothpicks.
  6. Roll each breast in bread crumbs until well coated.
  7. Place stuffed chicken in a glass baking dish and pour the melted butter over them.
  8. Cook uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Serves 4.

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Spinach cheese stuffed chicken breast recipes can add a sophisticated yet still kid friendly flavor to your family dinner meals.  Make these dishes even more special by putting them on glass or color-complimenting serving platters that emphasize the pretty features of these chicken recipes.  Healthy eating – Pretty to look at – Are you a cool mama or what?  🙂

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Taste of France Spinach and Blue Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Chicken Pieces Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry)
  • 2 Tablespoons blue (AKA bleu cheese), crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

French Chicken Broth Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup white grape juice
  • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard

Directions:

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add 1/4 cup chopped onion, and saute on low heat for 6 minutes or until tender.  Add garlic, and saute for an additional minute.
  2. Add thawed, drained, and squeezed spinach and saute for 3 more minutes then.
  3. In a smaller Pyrex mixing bowl or 2 cup measuring cup, combine the spinach mixture, crumbled blue cheese, and 1 teaspoon mustard.  Stir well, and set aside.
  4. Cut a horizontal slit through the thickest part of each chicken piece to form a pocket, and divide spinach mixture between each of the pieces.  Sprinkle with pepper.
  5. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in your large skillet over medium high heat.  Add chicken, and fry for 7 – 10 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness.  Remove from skillet, and set aside.
  6. Then add 1 cup onions to your pan and saute for 5 minutes.  Add white grape juice, white vinegar, and thyme to pan and cook for 3 minutes or until reduced by half.
  7. Add chicken broth and 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard; cook for 4 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  8. Return chicken to skillet, cover and simmer in French chicken broth for 6 – 8 additional minutes, cooking until the chicken pieces are thoroughly heated.
  9. Serve sauce with chicken.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken With Goat Cheese and Spinach

See KCTS Channel 9 Video  Below (Video:  12:37)

I’ve not done much cooking with goat cheese, but I was oohing and awing all throughout this video and felt some of you might really enjoy this seeing this recipe video as well.

Not everyone is accustomed to goat cheese, but goat cheese has a very enjoyable tangy flavor much like Swiss Cheese and is actually a very kid friendly cooking ingredient.  If you really don’t like goat cheese though, you can simply substitute cream cheese in this recipe.

Also, know in advance that Chef Ludger here calls for the use of white wine in his chef-rated chicken breast recipe.  If you have the question “can children eat food cooked with wine?”, as I did, I discovered at the livestrong.com website that they can.   The alcohol burns off during the cooking.

Still, if you are concerned about having ANY alcohol in your home or would rather not have your children even have any lingering taste, there is a good substitute for white wine in this recipe, and that is chicken broth.

Now that those “notes” are out of the way, see the cooking video below for a perfected spinach stuffed chicken breast recipe that is out of this world (or at least out of this country).

Video:

Bacon Wrapped Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

See below for other chicken breast recipes too!


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