Chicken Feta Cheese Spinach Recipes

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SPINACH STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS



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Spinach and cheese stuffed into boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Serve with rice, noodles, or a great Greek salad!

Provided by Laurie Wheeler

Categories     Meat and Poultry Recipes     Chicken     Chicken Breast Recipes

Time 1h25m

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 6

½ cup mayonnaise
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
4 slices bacon

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • In a medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, spinach, feta cheese, and garlic until well blended. Set aside.
  • Carefully butterfly chicken breasts, making sure not to cut all the way through. Spoon spinach mixture into chicken breasts. Wrap each with a piece of bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Place in shallow baking dish. Cover.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts : Calories 448.8 calories, Carbohydrate 5.2 g, Cholesterol 104.2 mg, Fat 32.8 g, Fiber 2.1 g, Protein 33.4 g, SaturatedFat 8.1 g, Sodium 684.6 mg, Sugar 1.5 g

SPINACH & FETA STUFFED CHICKEN



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This works well with lamb too and is a good way to get kids to eat spinach, serve with some couscous for a quick summer meal

Provided by Good Food team

Categories     Dinner, Main course, Supper

Time 45m

Number Of Ingredients 5

4 boneless chicken breast fillets , skin on
85g frozen leaf spinach , defrosted
85g feta cheese , crumbled
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp pine nut

Steps:

  • Loosen the skin from the chicken. Drain the spinach in a sieve and press out as much water as possible. Mix with the feta and a little black pepper, then stuff between the flesh and skin of the chicken, smoothing the skin back over the stuffing. Season the chicken all over with a little salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan with a lid. Add the chicken, skin-side down, and fry until the skin is browned. Turn it over and cook on the other side, then add the pine nuts and fry until lightly toasted. Add 6 tbsp water, then cover for 15-20 mins until the chicken is cooked through.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 308 calories, Fat 18 grams fat, SaturatedFat 5 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 2 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 1 grams sugar, Fiber 1 grams fiber, Protein 36 grams protein, Sodium 1.32 milligram of sodium

SPINACH & FETA STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS



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Delicious meets healthy in the calorie friendly main dish. The credit goes to a recipe card picked up at the farmer's market. Only 15 minutes prep time and 20 minutes cook time. If you want, you can prep it and chill, popping it in the oven up to 2 days later. Hope you enjoy this one.

Provided by Granny Moses

Categories     Chicken Breast

Time 35m

Yield 4 chicken breasts, 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 9

3 cups lightly packed spinach (approx 4 oz)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 1.25 pounds)
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
chopped parsley (optional)
addtional feta (optional)

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • In saucepan, cook spinach and garlic til spinach is tender; drain; set aside.
  • Place chicken breasts between 2 peices of plastic wrap. Pound with mallet to 1/4" thickness. Remove from wrap.
  • Spoon 1/4 of spinach and garlic mix onto center ofeach chicken breast; top with 1 TB of the feta. Fold long sides in, then roll up from the short end. Secure with wooden toothpicks. Coat chicken with non-stick cooking spray or brush with olive oil; sprinkle with lemon pepper and oregano.
  • Transfer chicken to shallow baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes or til chicken is no longer pink (170°F). If desired, top with chopped parsley and additional crumbled feta.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 175.6, Fat 6.3, SaturatedFat 2.2, Cholesterol 83.9, Sodium 259.4, Carbohydrate 1.5, Fiber 0.5, Sugar 0.5, Protein 27.1

SPINACH AND FETA STUFFED CHICKEN



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My chicken bundles are simple, clean and comforting. Serve them with wild rice and green beans for one of our favorite meals. -Jim Knepper, Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 30m

Yield 2 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 10

8 ounces fresh spinach (about 10 cups)
1-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/2 teaspoon chicken seasoning
3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
1 teaspoon olive oil
3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon butter

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook and stir spinach over medium-high heat until wilted. Stir in vinegar, sugar and pepper; cool slightly., Pound chicken thighs with a meat mallet to flatten slightly; sprinkle with chicken seasoning. Top chicken with spinach mixture and cheese. Roll up chicken from a long side; tie securely with kitchen string. , In an ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; add chicken and brown on all sides. Transfer to oven; roast until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°, 13-15 minutes., Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. On stovetop, add broth and butter to skillet; bring to a boil, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Cook until slightly thickened, 3-5 minutes. Serve with chicken.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 253 calories, Fat 14g fat (5g saturated fat), Cholesterol 86mg cholesterol, Sodium 601mg sodium, Carbohydrate 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, Fiber 2g fiber), Protein 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges

SPINACH AND FETA STUFFED CHICKEN



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This dish is brimming with lots of spinach, onion and feta. Serve it up with steamed rice for a complete meal. Or try it over a bed of mixed greens. Found this through WW, only 5 pts per serving.

Provided by Amber Dawn

Categories     Chicken

Time 30m

Yield 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 8

1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1 medium onion, chopped
10 ounces spinach, fresh
1 teaspoon lemon, zest of
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 teaspoon table salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast

Steps:

  • In a large nonstick skillet heat 1 teaspoon oil; sauté onion until golden, 5 minutes.
  • Wilt spinach (steam spinach or heat damp spinach over medium heat in nonstick pan); stir in zest, feta, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Set aside.
  • Divide spinach mixture between chicken breasts.
  • Roll up and secure with toothpicks.
  • Sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper.
  • In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat.
  • Cook chicken, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove toothpicks.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 212.3, Fat 8.6, SaturatedFat 2.6, Cholesterol 81, Sodium 875, Carbohydrate 5.8, Fiber 2.2, Sugar 1.9, Protein 27.8

CHICKEN WITH FETA CHEESE



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Feta cheese has a rich, tangy taste. Besides adding flavor, stuffing the chicken breasts with feta helps keep them moist during cooking.

Provided by Martha Stewart

Categories     Food & Cooking     Ingredients     Meat & Poultry     Chicken     Chicken Breast Recipes

Time 25m

Number Of Ingredients 8

3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 3 ounces)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 to 8 ounces each)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Steps:

  • In a small bowl, combine feta and oregano. Make a pocket in chicken breasts: Holding chicken flat with palm of one hand, make an incision in thicker side of each breast with a paring knife. Carefully pivot the knife to create a deep pocket, keeping the other side of the chicken breast intact. Stuff pockets with feta mixture, dividing evenly; generously season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook until browned on both sides, 6 to 7 minutes per side.
  • Cover skillet, and continue cooking until chicken is opaque throughout and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 160 degrees. about 5 minutes more. Remove chicken to a platter, and keep warm.
  • To the skillet, add chicken stock, and cook, stirring up brown bits with a wooden spoon until reduced slightly. Add lemon juice and butter. Reduce the heat to low, and swirl pan until butter is melted, and sauce is slightly thickened. Serve chicken drizzled with sauce.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 387 g, Fat 19 g, Protein 49 g

FETA CHICKEN



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Chicken wrapped around tomato-basil feta cheese--simple, succulent, and sensational.

Provided by Debbie

Categories     Meat and Poultry Recipes     Chicken     Chicken Breast Recipes

Time 45m

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 3

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
6 ounces tomato basil feta cheese, crumbled
¼ cup Italian-style dry bread crumbs, divided

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Place chicken breasts between 2 pieces of waxed paper. Gently pound chicken with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick; remove wax paper. Place 1 ounce of feta cheese in the center of each chicken breast, and fold in half.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons bread crumbs in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Arrange chicken in the dish, and top with remaining bread crumbs.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 223.8 calories, Carbohydrate 4.6 g, Cholesterol 93.7 mg, Fat 7.8 g, Fiber 0.2 g, Protein 32 g, SaturatedFat 4.7 g, Sodium 481 mg, Sugar 1.4 g

SPINACH-FETA CHICKEN PENNE



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I wanted a light sauce for pasta, so I cooked tomatoes with garlic, wine and olive oil. It's a blockbuster combo for seafood, too. -Geralyn Sipos, Blandon, Pennsylvania

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 30m

Yield 6 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 11

1 package (12 ounces) whole wheat penne pasta
1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-in.-thick strips
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine or additional broth
6 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 cups fresh baby spinach
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Steps:

  • In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; return to pot., Meanwhile, toss chicken with 2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook and stir chicken, half at a time, over medium-high heat 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink; remove from pan., In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until tender. Add broth and wine. Bring to a boil, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan; cook 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and remaining salt; cook until tomatoes are softened. Stir in spinach until wilted., Add chicken and tomato mixture to pasta; heat through, tossing to combine. Serve with cheese.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 455 calories, Fat 13g fat (3g saturated fat), Cholesterol 70mg cholesterol, Sodium 552mg sodium, Carbohydrate 46g carbohydrate (3g sugars, Fiber 8g fiber), Protein 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges

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