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Feta Stuffed Chicken

Feta Stuffed Chicken

recipe ingredients
1/4 cup crumbled basil-and-tomato feta cheese
2 Tbsp. fat-free cream cheese
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 pounds total)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. black pepper
Dash salt
1 tsp. olive oil
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 10-ounce package prewashed fresh spinach, trimmed (8 cups)
2 Tbsp. walnut or pecan pieces, toasted
1 Tbsp. lemon juice

recipe directions
1. In a small bowl combine feta cheese and cream cheese; set aside. Using a sharp knife, cut a horizontal slit through the thickest portion of each chicken breast half to form a pocket. Stuff pockets with the cheese mixture. If necessary, secure openings with wooden toothpicks. Sprinkle chicken with pepper and salt.

2. In a large nonstick skillet cook chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat about 12 minutes or until tender and no longer pink, turning once (reduce heat to medium if chicken browns too quickly). Remove chicken from skillet. Cover and keep warm.

3. Carefully add chicken broth to skillet. Bring to boiling; add half of the spinach. Cover and cook about 3 minutes or just until spinach is wilted. Remove spinach from skillet, reserving liquid in pan. Repeat with remaining spinach. Return all spinach to skillet. Stir in the nuts and lemon juice.

4. To serve, divide spinach mixture among 4 dinner plates. Top with chicken breasts. If desired, garnish with lemon slices.

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Serves: 4 - Nutrition Information Per Serving:
calories total fat sat fat protein fiber sodium (mg) carbs ww pts
231 8 2 38 6 334 2 4

8 Comments

  1. mauvaisroux

    I loved this recipe! It was easy to make and the flavours blended wonderfully. The bonus for me was that it is only 4 ww points so with some rice on the side it made an excellent meal. Even my spinach hating hubby enjoyed it! :)

  2. Betsy

    This was quick, easy and delicious! The spinach was especially good!

  3. Meg

    This recipe was absolutely wonderful. At first, I was skeptical that the chicken would not have much flavor because of the small amount of feta-stuffing. However, it was delicious. The spinach was great too! I’ll definitely be making this one again soon!

  4. Sara

    I love this recipe! I serve it with orzo cooked in chicken broth and sprinkled with basil.

  5. Lisa

    Excellent recipe. My whole family loved it. Will make again!!

  6. Laura & Regina

    The chicken was awesome. The feta cheese w/tomato and basil complimented the chicken, giving it a perfect balace. The spinach has a warm taste w/the roasted pecans. Excellent!

  7. Missy

    This was great and I didn’t even do the broth with the spinach. Just the chicken, feta and cream cheese. The whole family loved it.

  8. kortney

    this was amazing!! i added onions to the feta mixture and the spinach and it was delish!! will def make it again!! :)

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