Spinach and feta stuffed chicken breasts

Aimee Fortney

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Spinach and feta stuffed chicken breasts

Spinach and feta stuffed chicken breasts

Serves 4-6

If the boss is coming over for dinner, no need to stress! This is an elegant looking dinner, yet it is very simple to make. In fact, the kids might enjoy helping you pound out the chicken breasts as they tell you about their day at school. An excellent way to sneak spinach into your diets, and a very easy recipe to double for guests.

Ingredients:

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 of a (9 ounce) bag fresh spinach
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 ounces reduced fat crumbled feta cheese (I use half of a 4-ounce container)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • White wine
  • See optional add-ins**

Directions:

  1. Lightly spray a small casserole dish with cooking spray, then set aside.
  2. In a non-stick skillet, sauté the spinach and garlic in 1 teaspoon of olive oil. You will pack in the spinach and it wilts down to almost nothing. Season with salt and pepper, set aside to cool.
  3. Take a large piece of parchment paper and place one chicken breast on one side of paper. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper on both sides, then fold the other side of the parchment paper on top of the chicken breast. Using a mallet, rolling pin or even a can of vegetables (that has been unopened), pound the chicken breast to about 1/2-inch thickness.
  4. Unfold the parchment paper and add about 1 tablespoon of spinach and garlic mixture down the middle of the chicken breast. Sprinkle a small handful of the feta on top of the spinach.
  5. Starting with one end of the chicken, roll it up.
  6. Secure with toothpicks and add to your casserole dish, seam side down. Repeat with each chicken breast.
  7. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil on top of the chicken, then sprinkle white wine over chicken.
  8. Bake at 375 for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove the toothpicks and slice on the diagonal.
  9. **For a not-as-healthy option, wrap each chicken breast, after you have rolled it up, with a slice of bacon or prosciutto.

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Aimee Fortney
Aimee Fortney is “Not the Perfect Cook.” Retiring at age 31 as a bilingual political consultant, Aimee is now a cookbook author, blogger, recipe developer and inspirational food lover, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Aimee can be seen on Nashville’s WSMV and you can read her blogs, recipes and funny, “Not the Perfect Cook” adventures as she strives to keep families out of the drive thru, cooking at home (on a budget) on her website, wwww.aimeefortney.com and follow her on twitter, @aimeefortney.