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Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast


File this Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast under quick and easy dinners. You can also consider it very delicious and healthy, too. It really checks a lot of boxes! I wanted to share this today because quick family meals are the recipes that are most requested by my readers. I know how it goes, I’m a working mom! Even though I run restaurants and cater high-end dinners, I don’t run my home kitchen like that. When the kids return home from activities, they’re hungry and I need to serve them something filling and delicious right away.

This fun thing about this recipe is that it’s kind of a sneaky way to incorporate vegetables into their day if they haven’t had enough. My children don’t love spinach salads, but when it’s stuffed with feta into a chicken breast they’ll eat it up without a second thought. To round out the meal I often serve a rice or noodle dish on the side. Spinach and feta are a popular duo in many Mediterranean dishes. You probably think of Spanakopita right off the bat, there are other appetizers and dips that combine them as well. I don’t know the exact origin of this flavor pairing, but it works well and is found all over the world.

If you need to make this meal even quicker it’s important for you to know that you can pre-stuff the chicken and keep it in the fridge during the day. You can also cook it in advance and warm it up later if that’s easier. I’ve done that before and served it slice over salad and it tastes really good!


There are endless ways to serve and enjoy this chicken recipe. It’s bound to become one of your go-to's for weeknight cooking. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!



Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast


This is a great weeknight dinner with a Mediterranean twist. Spinach and feta are often paired together in Greek dishes. You’ll recognize it from Spanakopita, spinach balls, and more. In this recipe I use them to stuff a chicken breast to make an easy, healthy, weeknight meal.



  • 4 pieces Boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 4 cups Fresh spinach leaves

  • 4 tbsp Crumbled feta cheese

  • ½ tbsp Minced garlic

  • ½ tsp Salt

  • ¼ tsp pepper

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Butterfly the chicken breasts by slicing horizontally through the middle, but not all the way through, creating a pocket. Season the inside of each pocket with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  3. Stuff each pocket with fresh spinach leaves and crumbled feta cheese.

  4. Use toothpicks to close the chicken breasts to keep the stuffing inside.

  5. Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken breasts on each side until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

  6. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the toothpicks before serving.



Nikki Glekas is the owner of Nikki Glekas Events, a full-service catering and events company located in Stamford, CT.. To discuss further please contact team@nikkiglekascollective.com or call 203.658.8659.

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