Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Chicken Recipe

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This recipe for spinach and artichoke stuffed chicken is perfect to satisfy your craving any night of the week. Spinach, artichokes, a mixture of cheeses and garlic come together to create the most flavorful filling that will get you out of your chicken rut. I love it because it's a veggie and protein in one dish–can't get much easier than that!

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Things You'll Need

  • 3 Chicken Breasts

  • 1/2 Cup Thawed and Drained Frozen Spinach

  • 1/2 Cup Artichokes (from a jar), drained and roughly chopped

  • 4 Oz. Softened Cream Cheese

  • 1/4 Cup Mozzarella Cheese

  • 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

  • 1 Finely Minced Garlic Cloves

  • 1 Tbsp. Salt

  • 1 Tsp. Black Pepper

  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

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Step 1: Preheat Oven

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

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Step 2: Make Filling

Combine spinach, artichokes, cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, garlic and half of the salt and pepper in a bowl. Using a spoon or your hands, combine until cream cheese has been mixed thoroughly throughout.

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Tip

For frozen spinach, make sure to thoroughly remove all of the liquid. Defrost it and then, using a paper towel or dish towel, place spinach inside the towel and squeeze all of the liquid out of the spinach.

Step 3: Stuff Chicken Breasts

Make a slit in each chicken breast down the middle. Be careful not to cut all the way through. Take about 1/4 cup of filling and stuff inside chicken breasts, then secure with a toothpick. Season the top of the breasts with salt and pepper.

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Step 4: Sear Chicken Breasts

Heat an oven proof skillet to medium high heat. Add oil, and then add chicken breasts, seasoned side down, and sear for 5 minutes. Season the second side with salt and pepper at this time. Flip the chicken breasts and then place into preheated oven.

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Tip

If you don't have an oven proof skillet, simply sear in a pan and then transfer to a baking sheet before putting in the oven to bake!

Step 5: Bake Chicken

Bake the stuffed chicken breasts for 15-17 minutes until cooked through. Serve immediately.

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Just like that you will have delicious spinach and artichoke stuffed chicken that will have everyone at your table smiling. Give this recipe a try–you won't regret it!

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