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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Spinach, and Feta

I know I've seen some recipes for spinach stuffed chicken breasts, probably on Pinterest, but when I started looking, I didn't find any that were exactly what I was looking for.  So I just put some stuff together, and it really turned out good.  The flavors were amazing.

Sun-Dried Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts

  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large handfuls fresh spinach
  • Sea Salt
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 to 4 T. crumbled feta
  1. Heat tomatoes and oil in a skillet over medium high heat; add onions and garlic, and cook until onions become translucent.  Add spinach and continue cooking until spinach is wilted.  Add a pinch of sea salt, and set aside.
  2. Place a chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a mallet or the bottom of a heavy pan until breast is about 1/4" thick.
  3. Spread half of tomato/spinach mixture on chicken breast.  Crumble 1 to 2 T. feta on top and roll chicken breast up, starting with the narrowest end.  Secure with toothpicks and transfer to a baking dish.  Repeat process with second breast.
  4. Drizzle the breasts with any oil remaining in the skillet, season with salt and pepper, and bake at 350° F for 30 minutes.
  5. Let sit for 5 minutes; Remove toothpicks, slice and serve.

And that's it.  It's really simple, and has me wondering why I haven't tried this before.  There is a lot of going back and forth between handling raw chicken and spreading other ingredients or whatever, so it's really handy to have a sink full of soapy water while you do this.  Or just keep using more soap and washing your hands like I did.

Spread tomato/spinach mixture on chicken; crumble feta on top
I didn't really measure any of my ingredients, but these amounts are close, and this is one of those things where it doesn't really matter.  Throw in what you have or what looks good to you.

Roll up, secure with toothpicks, and place in baking dish
I think this is going to become a regular recipe around here.  The flavors go together so well, and the chicken is really moist and flavorful.

Of course, now that I've discovered how easy it is to make stuffed chicken breasts, I may have to find some other things to stuff them with too.  What do you think?  What would be good stuffed into a chicken breast?

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