This spinach stuffed chicken recipe is up there when it comes to super comforting dishes that’re fairly simple and stress free to prepare.
It really sparkles on a plate, and reveals its true identity when sliced. It certainly delivers that wow factor that’ll make you look like a cooking genius! Trust me when I say, there’s more goodness to this Greek style entree than most low carb chicken recipes (did I mention the gooey feta cheese?!).
I find this dish really works for so many occasions, big or small: Spinach stuffed chicken is perfect for a romantic night in, a lovely main course to feature on the family table (even for your little eaters), and is one of my go-tos for low carb meal prep.
I’m super stoked to share this all time favorite, and hoping it’ll become a new favorite of yours too! So, let’s dive in…
How to Make Spinach Stuffed Chicken
Spinach stuffed chicken is relatively easy to throw together, making it perfect for weeknight low carb dinners. What’s really cool about this dinner choice is that you can add quite a few low carb vegetables to the mix and barely even notice they’re there!
Here’s how to make spinach stuffed chicken:
Start with the filling.
We’ll want to caramelize the onions and cook as much liquid as possible out of the spinach.
Side note — you don’t need to stick to spinach when filling these delicious chicken breasts, there are plenty of other options to level up the flavor in this easy meal! Just saute before adding them in.
Combine all the filling ingredients into one bowl — this makes it easy to stuff the chicken in the next step.
Next, pat dry your boneless, skinless chicken breast (we’ll use chicken breast as they’re easiest to slice in half and fill).
Then butterfly the chicken, or if you’re skilled with a knife, carefully create a pocket in the center of the breast. Try to keep from slicing the chicken completely in half, but if you do, know you can use toothpicks to cook your spinach stuffed chicken together.
From there, you’ll spoon your filling into the little pocket you’ve created.
Brush the outside of your spinach stuffed chicken breasts with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Now, they’re ready to pop into the oven and cook! 30 minutes should do the trick!
Can You Turn This Recipe Into Stuffed Chicken Thighs?
Other low carb dinner ideas include stuffing this delicious filling into stuffed chicken thighs!
A spinach stuffed chicken thigh may take a bit longer to cook through, simply because it’s a thicker cut of chicken, but it’ll be just as delicious as you’d expect. One of the only differences between the stuffed breast and stuffed thigh is that you’ll need to roll the thigh up with the stuffing ingredients and hold it into place with a skewer or cocktail stick.
What About Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken?
Looking for low carb lunch ideas with a little pizzazz? Why not wrap your stuffed chicken breast in BACON! By just adding one more step to this spinach stuffed chicken recipe, you’ll have that little pop of salt and fat that’ll elevate the whole meal.
Bacon wrapped stuffed chicken is a thing friends, and it’s as tasty as you are imagining it right now.
What To Serve With This Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast?
So you have the baked stuffed chicken breast down, what are you serving on the side? While you could easily just add some keto vegetables and call it a day, there are plenty of other options to choose from that’ll keep the entire meal low carb friendly.
Here are a few deliciously inventive low carb side dishes to spinach stuffed chicken breast:
Meal Prepping Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
One of the benefits of including cheese stuffed chicken breast in your rotating low carb lunches or dinners, is that it’s extremely easy to meal prep in advance and keep on-hand throughout the week.
Buying chicken breasts in bulk and then doubling the recipe will allow you to have a simple low carb meal prep idea that’ll keep in the fridge marvelously.
Freezing This Stuffed Chicken Breast
Freezing stuffed chicken breast is also a great idea in order to have low carb meals ready when the craving hits, or when you’re low on prep time. There are plenty of low carb recipes that end up not freezing well, but this chicken recipe is not one of them.
Make sure to keep this spinach stuffed chicken in an airtight container or freezer bag to avoid any condensation build up.
Reheating Stuffed Chicken
Reheating stuffed chicken is as straightforward as it sounds, whether that be in the microwave or the oven.
You can even use a skillet on the stove with a lid to make sure it heats all the way through. Most low carb foods reheat well since there are minimal ingredients that retain moisture, or get soggy when reheated. Stuffed chicken breast should be heated all the way through so the inside gets warm and melty, making for the perfect first bite.
Spinach Stuffed Chicken Recipe
What do you think about this spinach stuffed chicken recipe? Already mentally adding it to your low-carb repertoire? I can’t wait to see what inventive options you come up with on your own! Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!
Spinach Stuffed Chicken
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil divided
- 1/2 Onion yellow, diced
- 6 Ounce Spinach fresh
- 2 Cloves Garlic minced
- 4 Ounces Feta crumbled
- 1/2 Cup Sun Dried Tomatoes julienned
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
- 1 Teaspoons Oregano dried
- 1 Teaspoons Basil dried
- 4 Chicken Breasts boneless, skinless
- 1 Bell Pepper
- 1 Lemon
- 1/2 Cup Kalamata Olives
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a large pan.
- Once shimmering, add onion and sauté until translucent, about 10 minutes.
- Add spinach (you may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your pan).
- When spinach is wilted and has released its water, add garlic and sauté for 1 minute, or until the garlic is fragrant.
- Add veggies to a large bowl and combine with feta, sun dried tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano and basil. Set bowl aside.
- Lay chicken breast flat on a cutting board.
- Dry both sides of the chicken with a paper towel.
- Carefully butterfly each chicken breast, or create a pocket in the chicken breast.
- Divide the filling into the chicken breasts.
- Fold the chicken breast over the filling to form a “pocket” (you can use toothpicks to keep everything together).
- Brush both sides of the chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Add bell pepper, olives, and sliced lemon to the pan and brush the tops with olive oil.
- Bake in the oven for 20-24 minutes, or until the internal temperature of your chicken reaches 165F.
- Allowed the chicken to cool before slicing, and enjoy!
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