Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms

Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms
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Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Carly Goldsmith

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

The last thing anyone wants to do after a long day of work is to come home and start to make a complicated, time-consuming recipe for dinner. But on the other hand, sometimes takeout from your favorite Chinese joint or a slice of pizza just won't do. Enter this recipe, which puts dinner on the table in just 30 minutes!

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Ingredients

  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1  Teaspoon  garlic, minced
  • 1/2  red onion, diced
  • 4  Ounces  cremini mushrooms, diced
  • 1/2  Cup  fresh spinach leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4  Cup  mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat

Directions

In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil until shimmering. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the onion and cook until slightly translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and spinach and cook for another 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove vegetables from heat. Stir in mozzarella cheese and mix until incorporated.

 

Using a sharp knife, slice a slit into the side of each chicken breast. Move the knife back and forth to make a pocket. Season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Stuff each chicken breast with some of the mushroom mixture. If needed, use a wooden toothpick to keep the stuffing from falling out.  

 

In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil until shimmering. Add the chicken breasts and cook on one side until nicely browned, about 5-8 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken. Flip chicken breasts over and cook on the other side until entirely cooked through, approximately 5-8 more minutes. 

 

Remove from heat. Serve immediately, with a side of rice, pasta, or vegetables to make a more hearty meal. Enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
392µg
56%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
283µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
264mg
26%
Choline, total
16mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
72µg
18%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
59mg
18%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
177mg
25%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
481mg
32%
Water
107g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Spinach Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Spinach Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.