Stuffed Chicken with Spinach & Goat Cheese

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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 

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+ 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

Directions:

  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

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    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
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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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