Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breast with Cream Cheese Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published August 11, 2020
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There are a lot of dishes that we can make out of a simple chicken breast. For this stuffed chicken breast recipe, we are going to make the perfect spinach stuffing. How do we make simple spinach stuffing extra special? The secret is on the cream cheese. The saltiness brought by the cream cheese compliments the slightly bitter flavor of the spinach. Combining these two ingredients makes an astounding dish with the chicken breast serving as a backdrop.

Read on and discover how you can make this scrumptious chicken breast recipe in the comfort of your own home. It’s surprisingly simple: all you need to do is buy some fresh spinach. Of course, to make this dish creamy, we will be using cheese. We recommend using Parmesan for this recipe but feel free to use your preferred cheese.

Serve this for lunch or dinner with a cup of rice or some toasted bread. We guarantee that this stuffed chicken breast will leave you satisfied. Loving spinach? Check out this spinach and mushroom ravioli recipe for lunch!


Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breast with Cream Cheese Recipe Video

How To Make Perfect Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breast With Cream Cheese

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Fresh spinach combined with creamy cheese and spices, stuffed in chicken breast.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 chicken breast

For Spinach Mixture:

  • ½ cup cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • cups spinach, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Mix together thoroughly and set aside.

  2. To make the spinach mixture, combine cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise and spinach in another bowl. Mix thoroughly.

  3. Slice a pocket into the side of each chicken breast meat.

  4. Spoon the spinach mixture into the breast pockets and spread it evenly.

  5. Prepare the casserole dish by drizzling olive oil and sprinkling some of the spice mixture in it.

  6. Place the chicken in the dish and add more spice mixture and olive oil over the chicken.

  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Then bake uncovered for 25 minutes.

  8. Place the stuffed chicken breast in a plate, use the drippings as the sauce.

  9. Garnish with parsley, then serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 163mg
  • Calories: 426kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 123mg
  • Fat: 33g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 402mg
  • Protein: 29g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Sodium: 1172mg
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 2451IU
  • Vitamin C: 4mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

How will I know if the chicken is fresh?

It is rather easy to determine whether the chicken displayed in the market is fresh or not. First, you have to take note of the smell. If the chicken meat emits a foul smell, that’s a big red flag already. Another way is to look for obvious signs such as molds or when the fibers of the meat are starting to deteriorate.

When can I harvest my spinach?

Good news for those who grow — or want to grow — their spinach. It only takes 6 to 7 weeks for the spinach to be harvested. A word of advice: spinach loves it outdoors. However, it cannot take too much heat. Plant your spinach in areas where there is ample shade so it won’t be taking the majority of the heat from the sun.

Can I make this stuffed chicken breast dish ahead?

Absolutely. To store this dish, you need to put it in an airtight container first. Make sure you’ll put the dish inside the refrigerator. The stuffed chicken breast dish is good for at least a couple of days. Heat it in the microwave before eating.

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Conclusion

This perfect spinach-stuffed chicken breast recipe with cream cheese is a filling dish that is easy to make and definitely inexpensive. Try making this dish and discover the wonders of spinach!

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