Creamy Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe – (optional gluten free)

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This spinach stuffed chicken breasts recipe is absolutely AMAZING! The spinach paired with cream cheese and chicken gives this dish a great taste. It makes an easy weeknight recipe or you can cook it for guests. Serve it with some corn, green beans and rice for a complete meal.

Spinach stuffed chicken breasts

Planned-Overs

This spinach stuffed chicken breasts recipe freezes well too. Just pack your leftovers in a freezer bag, or a freezer container and enjoy it again on a busy night.

I love it when I come home from work and can have dinner on the table in just minutes.

In fact, our standard approach to cooking is to plan to have leftovers. We call it “plannedovers”.

Some days I just eat it the next day, and other times I freeze it for later. Smart, right? Learn what freezes well and freeze half of what you cook: you’ll save not only money, but a lot of time in the kitchen. And I promise you, that’s a good thing!

Or you and your family may just prefer to enjoy it several times during the week. That’s usually what we do. We don’t get tired of it since we’re cooking foods we really enjoy anyway. So for us to have enough left over to freeze, we’d be needing to quadruple most recipes rather than double them! Same for you if you have a large family.

It saves time, energy and money to double, triple or quadruple recipes for extra planned-overs to enjoy again over the week and also to have some to fresh-free for another month or so.

It’s like making your own “TV dinners” except far more healthy and delicious!

Substitutions for Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

Feta Cheese

This recipe is also great with feta instead of cream cheese. You can also use whatever white or Italian cheeses you prefer or have on hand.

Spinach

You can substitute frozen spinach for fresh chopped. You can opt to sauté the spinach for 5 minutes in butter with onions and/or garlic for added flavor, or just include it fresh chopped into the blender batter.

Bread Crumbs

If you don’t have Italian bread crumbs, you can use regular bread crumbs and just add approximately 1-3 teaspoons Italian seasoning to the bead crumbs and stir to blend in. You may also wish to add 1 teaspoon of garlic salt to the crumb mix.

Gluten Free Bread Crumbs

Substitute the regular bread crumbs for gluten free Italian bread crumbs. If you can’t find the GF breadcrumbs with Italian seasoning, just stir 1-3 teaspoons of Italian seasoning or Herbs de Provence into some gluten free breadcrumbs.

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

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This spinach stuffed chicken breasts recipe is absolutely AMAZING! Perfect paired up with some corn, green beans and rice for a complete meal.
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 16 oz pkg frozen chopped spinach
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper or to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • Italian bread crumbs

Instructions
 

  • Combine spinach, olive oil, salt and pepper, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese in your favorite food processor.
  • Cut chicken breasts on thin side making an opening and stuff with above ingredients.
  • Dredge chicken in egg and then in bread crumbs and sauté one side until brown
  • Place on baking sheet browned side up.
  • Top chicken with any leftover spinach mix
  • Cook at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes
  • Cut breasts in half after removing from oven.
  • Enjoy!
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Contributions From Cooks in the Community

“I use feta instead of cream cheese. So yummy!”
Stephanie Luyk, @StephLuyk

GREAT IDEA, Stephanie! Thanks for that idea and for sharing your awesome photo. It definitely looks yummy… we’ve got to make it again soon!

Creamy Spinach Stuffed Chicken With Feta Cheese by Stephanie Luyk via Recipes And Me
Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts – Image by Stephanie Luyk, @StephLuyk

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