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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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!


Calories per serving:

177 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 19 g
  • Protein 10 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 8 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 6256 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 365 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 3 mg
  • Vitamin D 8 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 271 µg
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 2 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Betaine 56 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 260 mg
  • Carotene, beta 3619 µg
  • Cholesterol 16 mg
  • Choline, total 27 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 3 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 4 g
  • Folate, DFE 77 µg
  • Folate, food 77 µg
  • Folate, total 78 µg
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Iron, Fe 2 mg
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 7845 µg
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 57 mg
  • Niacin 3 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 216 mg
  • Potassium, K 402 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Retinol 64 µg
  • Selenium, Se 17 µg
  • Sodium, Na 503 mg
  • Sugars, total 3 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Water 109 g
  • Zinc, Zn 2 mg
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