Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast is a simple recipe that's healthy (around 400 calories per chicken breast), made in under 30 minutes, and done in just ONE PAN! Chicken stuffed with simple spinach dip is one of our all-time favorite easy chicken recipes.
1 5.2ouncepackage garlic-herb cheesesuch as Boursin cheese
½cupdry white wine optional
Cut about a 3-inch wide pocket into the thick side of each breast almost to the other side, but do not cut all the way through. Season both sides of each breast with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
4 chicken breasts, salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil & butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Turn the heat to medium.
2 tablespoons butter, 1.5 tablespoons canola peanut or olive oil
Place the spinach in the skillet and sauté the spinach about 30 seconds, just long enough to wilt but not burn. Dab the spinach on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
In a medium bowl, mix the cheese and spinach until combined. Stuff the chicken breasts with the spinach/cheese mixture and secure the breasts with toothpicks.
Place the breasts in the hot skillet and leave for 4 minutes or until the chicken turns golden brown. Carefully turn the breasts over and cook another 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Reduce heat to low, add wine (if using), cover and cook another 3-5 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink in the middle. A meat thermometer should read 160°F when placed in the thickest part of the meat.