I thought I'd better have a break from Halloween posts...at least for a day....
All that spooky food can be a little crazy!
Today I am posting my Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast.
This tastes incredibly decadent but is really quite healthy. Only 384 calories, 12.7 fat, 6.75 carbs, and 58.5 protein for 1/2 the recipe. (It makes 2 stuffed breasts)
It's pretty easy to put together and tastes so yummy. I just need to practise my chicken breast halving skills. They are pretty lacking - as you can see from the photos. It's okay though....you don't have to be perfect, you just need a little pocket to place the stuffing.
Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts
2 chicken breasts, boneless/skinless
1 tsp olive oil
5 cups spinach
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, chopped
2 Tbsp light cream cheese
2 Tbsp feta cheese, crumbled (I used Garlic & Herb)
Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8 X 8 pan with cooking spray.
Make a slit in the chicken breasts right down the middle.
Heat a medium fry pan over medium high heat. Add oil, garlic, onions, and spinach.
Cook and stir until spinach is wilted. (As you can see my spinach is actually spinach and mixed greens. This works just as well.)
Remove from heat. Add cream cheese and feta.
Stir until well combined.
Divide mixture in half and stuff into slit in each chicken breast. Place in prepared pan.
Cover pan with tinfoil and place in oven. Bake, covered, for about an hour, until chicken is cooked through.
If you are worried about the chicken being pale then you can quickly pan fry it for a minute on each side BEFORE stuffing it to brown it up. It will make it look a bit prettier but..you don't have to do this. Personally, I'm too lazy.
I served this with some squash and some rice and it was very filling.
I do apologise for my massacre of the chicken breasts. Apparently it is not as easy as I thought to cut a slit in the breast.
it still worked...