We are always on the lookout for easy-to-make and yummy recipes that save time and impress everyone. This creamy spinach stuffed chicken is one such recipe you shouldn’t miss. Made with chicken breasts, the creamy, cheesy recipe is a weeknight hit with kids and adults alike. Moreover, it is a keto-friendly recipe which you can enjoy with or without a side dish.
How to Make Spinach Stuffed Chicken?
The recipe requires chicken breasts, usually one per person is ideal for serving. While some recipes call for flattening the chicken breasts with a mallet so it can be rolled up with the stuffing, we prefer the version where you create a pocket in the breast to hold the stuffing. Not only is this version easier, it is also juicier if made right.
Another key ingredient for this recipe is the spinach. For a fresh flavor, use fresh baby spinach or regular spinach leaves. Spinach is a rich source of iron, magnesium and phosphorus. If you are making this recipe a part of your keto-diet menu, rest assured that it is not only tasty but nutritious as well.
Spinach Stuffed Chicken
Spinach stuffed chicken is an easy weeknight recipe for the busy folks. It takes minimal preparation and time. The keto-friendly recipe is also a hit with the kids.
- 4 chicken breasts
- 250 gm spinach leaves
- 4-7 garlic cloves (minced)
- 150 gm cream cheese
- 100 gm Parmesan cheese
- 100 gm goat cheese (optional)
- black pepper (crushed)
- olive oil
- onion powder
- chili powder
To start with the filling for your spinach stuffed chicken, start by roughly chopping your spinach leaves.You can also break them by hand.
Put these in a bowl. To this, add cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and goat cheese. You can replace any of these with a cheese of your choice.
Further, add minced garlic, black pepper, onion powder, chili powder, and salt as per taste. Mix the ingredients well and set the bowl aside.
To prepare the chicken breasts, take a sharp knife and create a pocket by slicing it open from one side. You can season the breasts beforehand with salt, pepper, and seasoning of your choice and set it aside for 30 minutes, if you like.
In the pocket created in the breast, stuff the spinach-cheese filling you have prepared. If necessary, seal the edges with toothpicks so the filling does not spill out.
Once all the chicken breasts are prepared, pour some olive oil in a pan for shallow frying and place it on heat.
Check if the oil is hot, and carefully place your spinach stuffed chicken in the pan. Turn the flame on medium-low.
Check in 5 minutes to see if the lower side is cooked. When done, carefully flip the pieces over and leave them till both sides are fully cooked.
Once done, take them off the pan and let them rest for a couple of minutes. Take out the toothpicks you’ve sealed the edges with and it is ready to serve!
Serve this dish with a side of mashed potatoes or rice, or over pasta. Optionally, you can also top the spinach stuffed chicken with a generous drizzle of mushroom sauce, or any such sauce of your choice.
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