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Spinach and Blue Cheese Chicken

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4 servings

Stuffed chicken is a delicious way to step up your dinner game. The presentation looks difficult, but stuffed chicken recipes are easy to make and even easier to customize. Keep an eye on your chicken as it cooks; stuffed chicken can take longer to cook, but you definitely don't want to overcook the meat and dry out the stuffing. If you like feta cheese, this stuffed chicken recipe is a must-make. Serve stuffed spinach-and-blue-cheese chicken with roasted potatoes or crisp haricot verts for a fresh, inspired dinner tonight. As a bonus, this recipe presents beautifully for dinner guests, so don't limit it to your weeknight rotation.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 ounce prosciutto, chopped
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 263
  • fat 9.4 g
  • satfat 3.3 g
  • sodium 566 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. Add spinach and minced garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes. Combine spinach, blue cheese, flour, and chopped prosciutto. Cut a 1-inch-wide slit into the thick end of chicken breast halves, and carefully cut down to center of chicken to form a pocket. Divide spinach mixture evenly among pockets. Secure with wooden picks. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat pan over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken; sauté 4 minutes. Turn chicken over. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes; let stand 5 minutes.