Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Spinach, Feta & Pine Nuts

This recipe for chicken breasts stuffed with Spinach, Feta Cheese and Pine nuts has a fabulous blend of Mediterranean flavors. 

Chicken Breasts stuffed with Spinach, Feta Cheese and Pine Nuts

Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Spinach, Feta & Pine Nuts

Serve this dish with Rice or couscous for a delicious Middle Eastern inspired main course.

To make the recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 3 ounces fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Kosher salt
  • freshly ground cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350° F.  Cook the spinach for just a minute until spinach wilts, tossing constantly. Place spinach in a colander; press to remove almost all of the moisture.

Combine the cooked spinach, feta cheese, nuts, thyme, juice, and garlic.

stuffing mixtureCut a horizontal slit through the thickest portion of each chicken breast half to form a pocket. Stuff 3 tablespoons filling into each pocket. Tie with kitchen twine and seal with wooden tooth picks. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

stuffed chickenHeat the olive oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes on each side or until brown.

heated chickenPlace the chicken in a baking dish and bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until no longer pink.

cooked chickenServe with rice or couscous and a side salad. Enjoy!

Chicken Breasts stuffed with Spinach, Feta Cheese and Pine Nuts

Yield: 2 servings

Chicken Breasts stuffed with Spinach, Feta and Pine Nuts

Chicken Breasts stuffed with Spinach, Feta and Pine Nuts

Pine nuts, feta cheese and spinach give a wonderful creamy center to these rolled chicken breasts.

Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • dash of freshly ground cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 350° F. Place a large oven proof pan over medium high heat. Add the spinach to pan; cook it for just a minute until spinach wilts, tossing constantly. Place spinach in a colander; press to remove almost all of the moisture.
  2. Combine the cooked spinach, feta cheese, nuts, thyme, juice, and garlic. Cut a horizontal slit through the thickest portion of each chicken breast half to form a pocket.
  3. Stuff 3 tablespoons filling into each pocket. Tie with kitchen twine and seal with wooden tooth picks. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat the olive oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes on each side or until brown. Place the chicken in a baking dish and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until done.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 434Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 623mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 57g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
 

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