Stuffed Chicken with Spinach & Goat Cheese


This unique chicken recipe is much easier than it looks & once you learn the quick way to stuff a chicken breast there are endless different ingredients you can experiment with.

Ingredients:  Makes 4 servings 


+ 2 Large Chicken Breasts

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 c. fresh spinach
  • 6 Tbsp. goat cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Saute the spinach and garlic on a pan lightly coated with 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil until spinach is wilted


    You can stuff much more spinach into the chicken than you would think because it shrinks drastically when sauteed

  3. With the raw chicken breasts, cut a slightly U-shaped pocket into the middle of the chicken breast.  Be careful not to cut too close to the edge to avoid puncturing a hole through the other end of the breast (Leave about 1/2 in. border on the sides of the chicken breast)
  4. Insert 3 tablespoons of goat cheese and 1/2 of the sauteed spinach into each of the two chicken breasts. Be careful not to overstuff & make sure to push all the way towards the back of the pocket
  5. In the same pan, saute the chicken with 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil on medium- high until both sides of the chicken breasts are browned
  6. Transfer chicken from the pan to an oven-safe container that is not shallow IMG_3358
  7. Bake for about 10 min. until the chicken is no longer pink or until juices run clear IMG_3359
  8. Cut breast in half and serve with a side dish of your choosing

If you happen to have some extra spinach that couldn’t be stuffed, serve alongside chicken as well

Enjoy this flavorful & unique way to make a protein-filled dinner & incorporate those leafy greens!

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