Author Notes: Good day foodie goodies! It’s Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe we’ll be trying out today at Healthy Kitchen 101.
Here are true facts about the Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts (anyone reading this line in Ze Frank’s voice?).
First, its name may suggest a much more boring dish than it actually is. There are more than just bland meat and spinach: the taste will be punched up to exoticity with 2 types of cheese, plus mayonnaise, garlic, paprika, and a couple other ingredients.
So there’s the tenderness of chicken, the nuttiness of cheese, and the sweet taste of assurance from spinach (as in, the this-is-so-damn-good-and-I’m-eating-veggies type of assurance).
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Thanks to the rich stuffing, these chicken breasts are extremely high in nutrients and yes, calories. Each single stuffed breast has more than 400 calories in it, and yet it’s a low-carb food, containing only 1.3 grams of carbs (lower than 1% of your daily need if you’re on a 2000 calorie diet). Just like the Chicken Parmesan, these spinach stuffed chicken breasts can make a sweetheart for people on a LCHF keto diet.
Obviously, most of the energy comes from protein and fat. At 57g protein per serving, I can eat one of these breasts plus a hard boiled egg and get enough protein for an active day.
Fat content is high too, with all the cheeses, providing up to 30% of your daily need. High fat diets are on the trend, but whether this is a good thing or not is all up to you to decide. Me, I love cheese mucho.
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Nutrients aside, these breasts can be quite a tasty treat, as does anything with chicken and cheese in them. Served smoking hot out of the oven and served in thin slices, they give off an aroma that promises a high-end gourmet experience.
Easy to make, yet hearty and fulfilling, the spinach stuffed chicken breasts deserve a place in your list of foods to serve when there are guests over, or at a special family party.
HOW LONG DO YOU COOK A STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST?
The stuffed breasts take about 20 minutes to become well cooked in a preheated oven. Increase the time to 25 minutes if you fancy tough chicken meat. You can adjust the timing based on the number of breasts as well as how thick they are.
If you’re worried about the chicken being not as cooked as it looks out of the oven, test it with a thermometer or simply cut it out with a knife for a naked eye inspection. —Healthy Kitchen 101
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
cups fresh spinach, chopped
cup cream cheese, softened
cup grated Parmesan
teaspoon olive oil
teaspoon garlic powder
teaspoon onion powder
teaspoon garlic, minced
teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 375 °F.
- Spread the chicken breasts onto a cutting board. Use a sharp knife and slice halfway into the the side of each breast to create a pocket. That’s where the stuffing will go.
- Spread olive oil onto the breasts with your fingers or a brush.
- Mix paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and half a teaspoon of salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle the mixture on both sides of the breasts.
- Mix cream cheese, Parmesan, mayonnaise, chopped spinach, garlic, pepper flakes and the remaining salt in a bow. Stir well.
- Fill the pockets on the chicken breasts with the mixture created in step 5.
- Place the breasts onto a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes, or until you see the breasts turn slightly brown.