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Spinach-Feta Stuffed Chicken

 Spinach-Feta Stuffed Chicken
Once the stuffed chicken breasts are browned in a skillet, cooking them in microwave gets them done quickly. Be sure to check each piece of chicken--particularly those in the center of the baking dish--to be sure that each of them is cooked through.
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 5 ounces crumbled feta cheese, divided
  • 3 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with onions, undrained
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional

Directions

  • Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Combine spinach and 1/2 cup
  • feta cheese; spoon down the center of each chicken breast half. Fold
  • chicken over filling and secure with toothpicks. Combine the flour,
  • oregano, salt and pepper; rub over chicken.
  • In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil on all sides. Discard
  • toothpicks. Place chicken in a greased shallow 3-qt. microwave-safe
  • dish. Top with tomatoes and remaining feta cheese.
  • Cover and microwave on high for 18-20 minutes or until chicken juices
  • run clear and cheese is melted. Serve over pasta if desired. Yield:
  • 6 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (calculated without pasta) equals 267 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 834 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 29 g protein.