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Spinach-Stuffed Chicken

Spinach-Stuffed Chicken

The spinach and cheese filling in these chicken breasts is so delicious you’ll want to make it again and again! The spiced, crispy skin will help keep the meat tender and juicy.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 6 skin-on chicken breasts, halved
  • 20 oz (570 g) frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup (250 mL) swiss Emmental cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cups (175 mL) ricotta cheese
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) onion, finely-chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) black pepper, ground
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) paprika
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) thyme, dried

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, cheeses, onion, garlic, salt, nutmeg and pepper.

  2. Carefully loosen the skin on one side of each chicken breast to form a pocket.

  3. Stuff each breast with ½ cup of the spinach mixture.

  4. Place chicken skin side up in a greased 15” x 10” x1” (38 cm x 25 cm x 2 cm) baking pan.

  5. Combine the oil, paprika, oregano and thyme, brush over chicken. Sprinkle with additional paprika if desired.

  6. Bake uncovered, at 350ºF (180ºC) for 1 to 1 ¼ hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into the breast meat reads 165ºF (74ºC) and the juices run clear.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 420 g serving Amount
  • Calories 500
  • Protein 74 g
  • Fat 18 g
  • Saturated Fat 7 g
  • Carbohydrate 8 g
  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sugar 1 g
  • Cholesterol 185 mg
  • Sodium 440 mg
  • Per 420 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 34
  • Calcium 45
  • Iron 20
  • Vitamin A 160
  • Vitamin C 45
  • Vitamin B6 93
  • Vitamin B12 89
  • Folate 64
  • Magnesium 63
  • Zinc 44

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