Keto Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast with Cheese

Keto Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast with Cheese

35 minutes
Calories 660kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts ,
  • 8 ounces fresh spinach (bag of, can substitute with frozen spinach)
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese (bag of, can substitute with frozen spinach)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese ,
  • 1 clove garlic (bag of, can substitute with frozen spinach)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt ,
  • salt ,
  • pepper ,
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (bag of, can substitute with frozen spinach)
  • 3 chicken breasts ,
  • 8 ounces fresh spinach (bag of, can substitute with frozen spinach)
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese (bag of, can substitute with frozen spinach)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese ,
  • 1 clove garlic (bag of, can substitute with frozen spinach)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt ,
  • salt ,
  • pepper ,
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (bag of, can substitute with frozen spinach)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the contents of the 8 oz. bag of fresh spinach and use a wooden spoon to gently stir for 2-3 minutes until all spinach is wilted. If the pan is too small to hold all of the spinach, start with half a bag, allow it to wilt, and add the remaining spinach. Once all spinach has wilted, remove from heat and spoon into a colander. Press out as much of the excess liquid as possible. In a medium-sized bowl, add the cooked spinach, feta, cream cheese, garlic and salt. Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board. Use a large, flat spatula to press down on the top of the chicken breast and use your other hand to insert a knife into the thickest side of the chicken. Cut a pocket, being careful not to cut all the way through the other side and stopping before you get to the end of the chicken (creating a pocket, not a flap). Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place about a ½ cup of the spinach cheese mixture into each chicken pocket. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan (preferably oven-safe) on medium-high heat. After the pan is heated through, add the chicken breasts – top side down. Allow to cook for 5 minutes without touching. If you used an oven-safe pan, simply place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until chicken has cooked through. If not using an oven-safe pan, simply transfer the chicken breasts to an oven-safe dish and bake. If your chicken breasts are quite large – they will need the full 15 minutes. 10. Once finished baking, allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes and serve
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