These ooey-gooey Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts take eating chicken to another level of YUMZ! I stuffed them so full of the cheese that they were oozing out onto the pan! So juicy and full of one of my favorite things….CHEESE! The stuffing mix can go further if you have more chicken breasts, as this recipe should allow for enough to fill 3 medium sized boobs or 4 small ones.
One pan wonder here and just look at that cheesy, oozy, goodness. That is for scraping off the pan and eating!
Pretty easy, chop and stir the ingredients to stuff into the slit, chicken breasts.
Carefully make a slit, lengthwise, into the chicken breast as deep as you can go without slicing all the way through. You want to create a pocket. Think of your chicken like a pita. Then carefully stuff each one with the cheese mixture and stab the edges together with toothpicks so they stay (sort of) shut. It’s messy…
Sear the stuffed chicken breasts in a cast iron pan for about 4 minutes each side, 3 if they are thin. I just love getting a crispy sear before placing this same pan right in the oven to finish the job. Easy.
Song for the Prep: Dominance and Submission (feat. Mark Lineman, Nick Oliveri, and Sam Coomes)
Wow I just perused my favorite music website to find anything new to listen to…This is a compilation of Blue Oyster Cult songs and it is blowing my mind. Think about this when you lord over that chicken.
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts
- January 16, 2022
- 30 min
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- Chicken Rub:
- 3 chicken breasts, sliced lengthwise to form a pocket
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 T Herbs de Provence
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 1/2 T olive oil
- Cheesy Spinach Filling:
- 4 oz cream cheese, cold
- 2/3 C mozzarella cheese
- 1/3 C Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1 1/2 C fresh, baby spinach, chopped
- 1 T mayonnaise
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- Step 1
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Step 2
- Add all of the ingredients for the cheesy spinach filling in a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Step 3
- Wash chicken and pat dry. Slice chicken lengthwise to form a pocket inside, careful not to cut all the way through. Stuff each breast with the mix and attach the edges with toothpicks to hold them together.
- Step 4
- Pat chicken with the Chicken Rub mixture on each side.
- Step 5
- Heat olive oil in cast iron pan. Sear stuffed chicken breasts for 3-4 minutes on each side. You want to brown them, not cook them fully.
- Step 6
- Place cast iron pan in oven for 10-15 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken is 165 degrees.