Feta and Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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I love cheese. I love spinach. I love food.
I should elaborate a bit. I used to only like mild cheddar cheese and I love spinach mixed with other yummy things or baked into chips (recipe coming soon) but as I've grown older and have tried more food I've learned to love natural foods with their natural flavors. Fun cheeses and hidden veggies are not only super tasty for you but fun for your kids too. Not to mention it's nice to not feel like you're eating kid food just because you have kids. 

Serves: 4
Calories: 100
Total Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 41 mg
Sodium: 209 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 5 g
Protein: 14 g

1 tbs olive oil, divided
1 small/medium onion, chopped
2 handfuls fresh spinach leaves (I left stems on out of pure laziness) 
fresh basil to taste (I used 1/2 tbs and it was PERFECT!)
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
sea salt and black pepper to taste
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (two large chicken breasts) 

1) In a large skillet heat 1 tps olive oil; saute onion until golden brown
2) Wilt Spinach; fill bottom of saucepan with water, over medium heat add spinach until wilted remove and drain (press slightly on spinach to release extra water) Turn off heat. 
3) Stir in basil, onion, feta and salt/pepper into spinach pan.
4) Slightly tenderize (pound on) chicken just to make it bigger then filet. ( cut in half through the middle so you can see the inside, does that make sense?) 
5) Set filleted chicken in pan that you made the onions in and fill with spinach/feta mixture. Close chicken and secure with toothpicks.
6) Cook chicken, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through, about 10-15 minutes.
7) Remove from heat and remove toothpicks

Doesn't that just ooze deliciousness?!  

What would I do differently? Honestly, not one thing. This was delicious and I will be making it again and again. My daughter and husband both loved the chicken and choked down the grilled veggies haha they're not to big on brussels sprouts but I love them! 



Amanda M said...

This looks so delish! My favorite veggies on the side to <3 Might try it this week!
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Aspen Groen said...

Thanks so much Amanda! It was definitely in my top ten favorite recipes EVER! It was so so filling too. Thanks for the feedback!

Aimee said...

I would just like to thank you for this recipe. I found your blog by accident (luckily) and I tried your dish for the first time this evening, and WOW!!! I am learning how to cook and this was so easy, quick and delicious. THANK YOU!!!

Aspen Ballard said...

I'm glad you liked it! This is seriously one of my very favorite recipes. I make it ALL the time! I'm glad you stumbled here :)

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