Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Pockets

Raven Higheagle

By
@ravenhigheagle

With their creamy filling and delightful crispy crust, these elegant entrees are easy enough for weeknights, yet special enough for company, too.


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Rating:

Serves:

Serves 8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

8 c
fresh baby spinach
1/2 c
+ 4 tablespoons olive oil
2 clove
garilic, minced
1 c
garlic-herb spreadable cheese
1 1/3 c
+ 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs, divided
1 tsp
salt, divided
8
boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
2 large
eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp
pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large skillet, saute spinach in 2 teaspoons oil until spinach is wilted.
2
Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
3
Remove from the heat.
4
Stir in the spreadable cheese, 2/3 cup bread crumbs and 1/4 teaspoon salt
5
Cut a pocket in the thickest part of each chicken breast; fill with spinach mixture.
6
Secure with toothpicks.
7
Place egg in a shallow bowl.
8
In another shallow bowl, combine the pepper and remaining bread crumbs and salt.
9
Dip chicken in egg, then coat with bread crumb mixture.
10
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in remaining oil for 8-10 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170 degrees.
11
Discard toothpicks before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy