Amp up the flavor of your regular chicken breast by adding some stuffing! Instead of just baking or frying the meat, try making this crockpot spinach stuffed chicken breast recipe. The savory filling is made of spinach and powdered parmesan cheese with salt and pepper to taste. Each bite is a deliciously satisfying experience. The filling ensures that the tender chicken breasts remain juicy and tasty after they’re cooked in the crockpot. Serve this delicious crockpot stuffed chicken breast alongside tasty mashed potatoes or some green beans almondine for that subtle crunch.
When making this crockpot chicken and stuffing recipe, make sure to not cut the butterfly chicken breasts all the way through. Cut it horizontally, but not entirely in half so that it’s easier to stuff and seal it with toothpicks. If you want to enhance the stuffing even more, try mixing in tomatoes or roasted red peppers. Or, make a cheesy or creamy spinach stuffed variation by adding in more cheeses like cream cheese, sour cream, Swiss cheese, or even goat cheese for a bit of tanginess. You can also try matching the added cheesiness with some homemade chicken gravy so it’s even creamier and tastier.
How To Make Crockpot Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breast
With this crockpot stuffed chicken breast recipe, you get to enjoy a protein packed meal filled with spinach and parmesan cheese.
- Place ⅔ cup of wilted spinach on one half of the chicken.
- Then sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cheese on each chicken breast of the spinach.
- Put a toothpick or skewer through to keep the cut chicken breast together and season with salt and pepper.
- Heat up oil over medium-high heat in a skillet and sear each side of the chicken until golden brown.
- Place each chicken breast in the crockpot.
- Cook on High for about 3 to 4 hours or until the chicken is cooked all the way.
- You may garnish with parmesan cheese and parsley upon serving.
- Sugar: 1g
- Calcium: 79mg
- Calories: 26kcal
- Carbohydrates: 1g
- Cholesterol: 4mg
- Fat: 1g
- Fiber: 1g
- Iron: 1mg
- Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
- Potassium: 119mg
- Protein: 3g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Sodium: 97mg
- Vitamin A: 1915IU
- Vitamin C: 6mg
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you brown chicken before putting it in the slow cooker or crockpot?
There are a lot of reasons why browning or searing the chicken first is essential when slow cooking in a crock pot or any type or slow cooker. Mostly it’s to help lock in the moisture of the chicken which will help speed up the cooking time. It also helps in improving the appearance and flavor of the chicken by the time it’s done cooking in the crockpot. If you don’t brown or sear the chicken and decide to cook it raw, then the chicken will release a lot of liquid that can clump and add grease to the final product. Additionally, it will also take a few more hours to fully cook the chicken.
How do you tell if the crockpot stuffed chicken is done?
Use an instant-read meat thermometer and stick it in the thickest part of the chicken breast. For a fully cooked spinach stuffed chicken parmesan dish, the internal temperature should be 165 degrees F. Remove from heat, and serve immediately while it’s still hot.
What goes with spinach stuffed chicken?
This crockpot stuffed chicken breast tastes best with a cup of warm, white rice. You can also pair it with a pasta or salad like this tasty mediterranean pasta salad or arugula salad. Alternatively, if you prefer roasted vegetable pairings, then try these sautéed brussels sprouts with chopped walnuts for a bit of crunch. Then, finish it off with a delicious crispy wine like a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, or Pinot Noir.
ConclusionTender chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and cheese makes for a delicious comfort food combination. This crockpot stuffed chicken breast is one of those easy chicken recipes to serve for lunch or dinner.
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