Stuffed Chicken Breast With Spinach and Goat Cheese Filling

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Easy 7-ingredient spinach and goat cheese stuffed chicken breast made from start to finish in 35 minutes! This healthy dish is full balanced, bursting with garlic and goat cheese flavor, and is loaded with protein!

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slices of goat cheese and spinach stuffed chicken recipe on a plate

Goat Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

Stuffing chicken helps keep a beautifully juicy meat with loads of flavor! This recipe is quick, easy, healthy, keto, grain-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free!

This is the best recipe for stuffed chicken breast! It is so simple with a creamy spinach filling and only a whopping 7 ingredients! It tops the charts with my other favorite quick and simple chicken recipes which are this Easy Chicken Breast Recipe in the BEST Pan Sauce, and BBQ Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash!

Stuffed Chicken filled with spinach and goat cheese on a white plate

Recipe Ingredients

  • Meat – Lean chicken breasts, preferably organic. Trim any extra fat first before stuffing the chicken.
  • Filling – A rich filling or “stuffing” made of chopped spinach, goat cheese, fresh basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. That is it! Nothing too fancy, but it tastes like your dining at a gourmet five-star restaurant!
ingredients for goat cheese and spinach stuffed chicken
Ingredients to make a stuffed chicken breast recipe.

How to make stuffed chicken

The proper equipment is key to cooking meats and poultry successfully. Then slice and tenderize the chicken breasts for even baking, and finally stuff them full!

Equipment

When cooking meat, chicken and turkey (poultry) should always be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F and should not be pink, bloody, or chewy. The best and only way to know if cooked chicken meat is done is using a meat thermometer. It is the one tool I really do use for all my meat and grilling recipes!

Slice the chicken

chicken prepared for stuffing

Slice the chicken breasts horizontally but not fully in half. You want one side to still remain intact so if you were to open the chicken it would be in the shape of a heart.

Tenderize the meat

tenderizing chicken breasts in a sealed bag with a meat tenderizer

Tenderizing chicken breasts prior to stuffing and baking is a great way to ensure the meat is thoroughly cooked (and makes the meat even more tender). Place the chicken in a large Zip-lock bag and seal it closed. With a meat tenderizer give it a few good wacks until the chicken is thin, flat and even then place the chicken breasts in a 9×13-inch baking dish. If you don’t have a meat tenderizer, you can find one here!

Make the filling

spinach and goat cheese filling for stuffed chicken recipe

Make the filling by mixing together the spinach, goat cheese, basil, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper in a bowl.

spinach and goat cheese stuffing in chicken breasts for baking

Open a flap of the breast and stuff the filing into each piece of chicken and fold the flap back over. Repeat for all the chicken breasts.

Bake the chicken breast

meat thermometer in a stuffed chicken breast

Bake the stuffed chicken breasts in a baking dish at 400 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the meat is cooked to a safe temperature.

I personally love this ChefsTemp meat thermometer! It is small and convenient, has high accuracy, reads in 2-3 seconds, has an option to hold, comes on right when it is opened, is waterproof, and easy to clean!

balsamic reduction drizzled over stuffed chicken

You can also drizzle with olive oil and balsamic reduction before serving for even more mouthwatering taste.

Success Tips

  • Make sure the chicken breasts are tenderized all over, especially on the thicker part to flatten it so that the meat cooks evenly.
  • Once the spinach thaws, discard the extra liquid before mixing and stuffing the chicken. If heating on the stove the extra liquid will naturally evaporate.
  • When checking for doneness with a meat thermometer, make sure to insert it at the thickest part, and at the bottom of the chicken. If it hits the center where the filling is it may give a false read.

Reheating stuffed chicken

To reheat this stuffed chicken breast recipe warm them in an oven-safe dish in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F, covered, for about 15 minutes or until heated through.

perfectly baked stuffed chicken breast sliced on a plate with a side salad

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slices of goat cheese and spinach stuffed chicken recipe on a plate

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Stuffed Chicken Breast With Spinach And Goat Cheese Filling

Easy 7-ingredient spinach and goat cheese stuffed chicken breast made from start to finish in 35 minutes! This healthy dish is full balanced, bursting with garlic and goat cheese flavor, and is loaded with protein!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Diet Diabetic, Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 430kcal

Equipment

  • Food Thermometer

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts pounded (instructions included)
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach thawed and extra drained
  • 8 ounces soft goat cheese room temperature (so it’s soft and mixes easily)
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped basil
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Thaw spinach by placing on low heat on the stove top to heat slightly, or leaving in the refrigerator overnight.
  • While spinach is thawing, make cutlets. Slice each chicken breast horizontally but not in half, leaving one side attached (for easy stuffing).
    chicken prepared for stuffing
  • Place the chicken breasts in a Ziplock bag and seal it. Pound with a meat tenderizer or rolling pin until the slices are evenly laying flat and thin about ½ inch thick. Remove from bag and place the prepared chicken breasts on a 9×13 inch baking dish.
    tenderizing chicken breasts in a sealed bag with a meat tenderizer
  • Make sure the extra liquid is first removed or drained from the spinach. In a medium bowl combine the spinach, goat cheese, basil, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Mix well until combined.
    spinach and goat cheese filling for stuffed chicken recipe
  • Stuff each chicken breast with goat cheese and chopped spinach mixture. If it is hard to handle you can tie the chicken breasts together with butchers twine.
    spinach and goat cheese stuffing in chicken breasts for baking
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken breasts are 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and salt and pepper to taste. Optional to also drizzle with olive oil and balsamic reduction before serving.
    Stuffed Chicken filled with spinach and goat cheese on a white plate

Notes

  1. To reheat stuffed chicken breasts warm them in an oven-safe dish in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F, covered, for about 15 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Make sure the chicken breasts are tenderized all over, especially on the thicker part to flatten it so that the meat cooks evenly.
  3. Once the spinach thaws, discard the extra liquid before mixing and stuffing the chicken. If heating on the stove the extra liquid will naturally evaporate.
  4. When checking for doneness with a meat thermometer, make sure to insert it at the thickest part, and at the bottom of the chicken. If it hits the center where the filling is it may give a false read.

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 814mg | Potassium: 1107mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 9044IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 3mg

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