Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms

Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Carly Goldsmith


  • 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

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:

480 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 47g 72%
  • Carbs 15g 5%
  • Saturated 11g 54%
  • Fiber 3g 12%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 25g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 117g 233%
  • Cholesterol 369mg 123%
  • Sodium 434mg 18%
  • Calcium 253mg 25%
  • Magnesium 172mg 43%
  • Potassium 2,332mg 67%
  • Iron 3mg 18%
  • Zinc 5mg 36%
  • Phosphorus 1,291mg 184%
  • Vitamin A 159µg 18%
  • Vitamin C 10mg 16%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 40%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 89%
  • Niacin (B3) 50mg 249%
  • Vitamin B6 4mg 206%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 115µg 29%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 22%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 7mg 35%
  • Vitamin K 96µg 119%
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