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Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Pockets Recipe
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Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Pockets Recipe

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With their creamy filling and delightful crispy crust, these elegant entrees are easy enough for weeknights, yet special enough for company, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup garlic-herb spreadable cheese
  • 2/3 cup plus 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 539 calories, 35 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 182 mg cholesterol, 819 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 41 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute spinach in 2 teaspoons oil until spinach is wilted. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in the spreadable cheese, 2/3 cup bread crumbs and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cut a pocket in the thickest part of each chicken breast; fill with spinach mixture. Secure with toothpicks.
  2. Place egg in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the pepper and remaining bread crumbs and salt. Dip chicken in egg, then coat with bread crumb mixture.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in remaining oil for 8-10 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Discard toothpicks before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Pockets in Simple & Delicious August/September 2010, p15

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 539 calories, 35 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 182 mg cholesterol, 819 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 41 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"I am not seeing potato's in the picture I am seeing tomato's"

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"It was really good! I had a little extra of the stuffing mixture and used it as a dip for chips and yummy."

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"Lots of flavor! Cut a nice deep pocket and you will not lose any stuffing."

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"Very delicious, although stuffing a slit in chicken is a little difficult and the stuffing fell out."

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Reviewed Jun. 27, 2014

"How could you lighten up this recipe? I'm a weight watcher

Could this recipe be made in a lighter version? Any ideas for a weight watcher?"

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