This is an easy and flavorful weeknight meal that takes about 25 minutes to put together. Treat yourself to an elegant-looking yet simple dish that combines the fantastic flavors of feta cheese, slightly bitter spinach, and toasted pine nuts with moist chicken breasts. The recipe is for one person, but you can easily double the ingredients to make it for two.
To read more about the recipe and to watch a how-to video, visit Ashley's blog, Practical Cooking For One.
- 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 cups loosely packed spinach, stems removed
- 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts, plus more to taste
- 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese, plus more to taste
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Flour, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash the chicken and pat dry. Using a sharp knife, cut a slit halfway through chicken breast to create a cavity for the stuffing.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the spinach and sauté until wilted but still bright green, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and roughly chop once cool.
In a bowl, mix the chopped spinach, pine nuts, and feta. Add more pine nuts or feta to taste.
Sprinkle the chicken breast all over with salt and pepper. Dust the outside of the chicken with flour. Stuff the chicken cavity with the spinach mixture.
Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat in same skillet. Cook the chicken breast until browned on each side, about 3-4 minutes per side.
Place the skillet in the oven and bake until the chicken breast is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before eating.