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Spinach and Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

Chef Randy , On September 17, 2018

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Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20 min

Serves: 2 People

Cost: Low

Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast Overview

This chicken dish features a tasty way to prepare chicken. Very flavorful and filled with a wonderful creamy cheese & spinach delight. Paired with the ancient and extremely healthful grain, Quinoa, and your favorite veggie, it becomes an unmatched meal for both flavor and health.

Spinach and Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe Tools

  • Skillet

  • Chef Knife for prep

  • Saucepan

  • Wooded spoon or silicone spatula

  • 1 Cup measuring scoop

  • Tablespoon and teaspoons

Spinach Cream Cheese Cooking Tools

Spinach Cream Cheese Cooking Tools.

Ingredients for this Spinach and Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

Ingredients for Chicken and filling Recipe

  • 2 chicken breasts, butterflied or pounded thin

  • 1/2 cream cheese, room temp for softness

  • 1/4 cup cooked spinach (canned will work) You can substitute fresh spinach leaves chopped, about 1/2 cup

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves

  • 3-4 strips cooked bacon, cut to thin ribbon strips

  • Pinch salt and pepper

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil for skillet


Side of Quinoa Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Quinoa, tri-colored or your favorite

  • 2 1/4 cups vegetable stock from bullion or pre-packaged

  • Pinch salt

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

Stuffed Chicken Breast Ingredients.

Cooking Directions for this Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

The first part of our spinach & cream cheese stuffed chicken breast recipe involves preparing the filling and the chicken.

  1. Prepare filling: Place cream cheese into mixing bowl along with spinach and thyme. Mix thoroughly.

  2. Filling for spinach and cream cheese stuffed chicken breast recipe

    Prepare the filling for this recipe.

  3. Prepare chicken: Season chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place in hot skillet and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes, turn over and cook for another 2 minutes. We are trying to get the chicken almost cooked through.

  4. Remove chicken from skillet and pat the surface dry. Place a couple large dollops of filling onto half of the chicken, and fold the chicken enclosing the filling on the inside.

    Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

    Cream Cheese Chicken Breast Recipe.

  5. Place the chicken back into the skillet on medium heat, cooking both sides to a delicious golden brown finish.

  6. Plate the chicken.

  7. Serve with asparagus, broccoli, green beans or your favorite veggie. Quinoa as a healthy grain tops it all off. Recipe to follow!

Side of Quinoa Recipe Ingredients Cooking Directions

The second part of our spinach and cream cheese stuffed chicken breast recipe is cooking the quinoa.

  1. Drizzle olive oil into a hot saucepan.

  2. Place quinoa into the saucepan and toast the grains in the hot oil for a minute or two, stirring well.

  3. Place the vegetable stock in the saucepan, give a quick swirl, then cover and reduce heat to med/low.

  4. Simmer covered for 20 minutes or so, until the quinoa is soft.

  5. Serve hot. Can also be stored and served cold later, or simply be a great healthy snack.

  6. Cook the Quinoa in a Saucepan

    Cook the Quinoa in a Saucepan.

    Enjoy Side of Fluffy Quinoa Recipe

    Fluffy Quinoa Recipe.

If you enjoy this recipe, you can view my chicken piccata recipe.

Chef Randy

After graduating from LeCordon Bleu at the top of his class Chef Randy dove head-first into a culinary career working in many top-tier restaurants including the Golden 1 Center Arena as a lead cook. He later owned and operated a mobile woodfired pizza concept where he championed whole and natural ingredients. Chef Randy is passionate about healthy food and developing relationships with local providers for true farm-to-fork food production.