Save on Pinterest

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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

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 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.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 267 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 834mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.

Recommended Video

Reviews

Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • cathycooking
    May 27, 2013

    Loved the flavors. The chicken was very moist. I used fresh spinach baby leaves that I steamed for a few minutes until they had wilted. I also baked the chicken in the oven at 350 degrees until the chicken was cooked. I served it over brown rice I will definitely make this again.

  • alexismd
    Mar 17, 2010

    Already made this a few times. Comes out great every time. Very tasty. I actually omit the flour b/c I wanted a more grilled chicken exterior. Still comes out fantastic.