{Recipe Update!} Pan Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Spinach & Feta

Time to update this recipe! 
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Update...clearly I didn't grill the chicken this time, went with the easier method of pan roasting.

It's been a while (3 months!) since I posted a chicken dish that I actually made. When I found this recipe online, it screamed MAKE ME. I mean, anytime there is cheese involved I'm usually game. The chicken was so tender & creamy....I actually found myself wanting more after I finished my dinner!  I found the recipe at Skinny Mom & only made a few modifications. She also said that a serving size was half a piece of chicken.  I don't know about you, but half a piece of chicken is not going to cut it for me.  However, even by multiplying the serving size, this dish still remained relatively healthy! J & I chose to grill the chicken, but this could easily be made stove top or baked.

Serves: 2
Cook time according to Skinny Mom: Doesn't say
Cook time according to Rachel: 30-35 mins + 2-3 hours marinating time (or overnight)
How difficult was this for Rachel? Stuffing the chicken was a bit challenging, but maybe you'll be better than me.

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup crumbled basil & tomato feta cheese
2 oz reduced fat cream cheese
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup pre-washed fresh spinach
2 cups Greek dressing
1 large ziploc bag

That's it!


Place chicken breasts in ziploc & cover in Greek dressing. Let marinade at LEAST 2 hours.  

Next time I make this, I might try over night.
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil.  Add spinach & cook for 2-3 minutes until it softens.

Remove from heat & set aside.
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(Pretty close to the old!)
In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese & feta
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Here comes the fun part.  Cut the chicken in half & then slice the insides making a pocket. 
Take 1/4 of the cheese mixture & 1/4 of the spinach & stuff the chicken. 
Make sure to shove the cheese & spinach as far down into the chicken as possible.
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Grill chicken until completely cooked through. 
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Once cooked through, I added a tad more dressing on top & serve!


  1. Looks yummy! I wonder if pounding the chicken breasts thin and rolling them would be easier? I am not very confident in my ability to stuff meat... :)

    1. Ohh I bet it's much easier that way! I'm going to attempt some other stuffed recipes...might have to roll them instead!