Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Lots of protein with healthy greens! Pair with a steamed vegetable or salad for a great meal!

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From Cooking Light

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese (about 1/2 cup)
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

 

Instructions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan. Add onion; cook 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove pan from heat; stir in dill, spinach, and feta cheese. Cool 10 minutes.
  2. Cut a horizontal slit through the center of each chicken breast to form a pocket. Stuff each pocket evenly with spinach mixture. Close pockets with toothpicks. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil to pan. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes. Turn chicken. Cover pan, reduce heat to medium, and cook 5 minutes or until chicken is done.

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed chicken breast half)

Nutrition Information:

  • CALORIES 319
  • CARBOHYDRATE 8.4g
  • CHOLESTEROL 125.6mg
  • FIBER 2.4g
  • PROTEIN 40.1g
  • SODIUM 585.0mg
  • FAT 13.5g
  • CALCIUM 136.4mg
  • IRON 2.0mg
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