Spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breasts with a spoonful of garlic parmesan sauce drizzled overtop.
Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Stuffed with a cheesy, melty spinach dip, this easy Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe is going to be the best thing to hit your dinner table.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Stuffed Chicken Breast
Servings: 4
Calories: 625 kcal
Author: Kellie
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup frozen thawed spinach, drained and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Lay the chicken breast on a flat work surface and cut almost in half lengthwise but not all the way through so the chicken is butterflied and can open like a book. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.
  3. Season the inside of the breasts with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add the cream cheese, spinach, yogurt, cheddar, 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  5. Blend until almost smooth.
  6. Divide the cheese mixture evenly among the four chicken breasts and spread on one side of the cut half. Close the chicken over the cheese mixture.
  7. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  8. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes. Turn the chicken over and brown on the opposite side for another 6-7 minutes. (Tip: if the chicken sticks to the pan, allow it to cook a bit longer. It will resist sticking when it’s ready to flip.)
  9. Transfer the chicken to a platter and keep warm.
  10. Add the butter and garlic to the pan sautéing for 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant. Add the chicken stock to pan scraping up the brown bits with a wooden spoon or spatula. Stir in the remaining parmesan cheese.
  11. Return the chicken to the pan and place in the oven. Bake the chicken for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through.
  12. Remove the chicken from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

Chicken can be stuffed up to 8 hours in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to cook. Alternatively, spinach cheese stuffing can be made up to 24 hours in advance.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 625 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 236mg79%
Sodium 1021mg44%
Potassium 1116mg32%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 59g118%
Vitamin A 1125IU23%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 206mg21%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.