Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken
Spinach, feta cheese, chicken and bacon...heaven!!! This is a really good dish! I served it with quinoa and the rest of the spinach stuffing. Delicious, quick, and easy.
First I made the filling (actually my daughter helped out quite a bit with the filling) - 6oz plain greek yogurt, 6oz crumbled feta cheese, 12oz bag of spinach (thawed and drained), 3 cloves of minced garlic and half a small onion diced. Next, I butterflied the chicken breasts, seasoned with salt and pepper and added the stuffing to middle and closed it back up. I then let my daughter wrap a slice of bacon around the chicken and then I secured it with a toothpick. Once all four breasts were stuffed, I mixed 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice with 3 tablespoons of olive oil then added seasonings - salt, pepper, oregano, basil to taste. My daughter brushed the mixture over the breasts and then I popped it in a 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes. I had quite a bit of leftover spinach mixture so I put it in a small dish, topped it with bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and baked it the last 30 minutes of cook time. While everything was in the oven, I made some quinoa on the stovetop. Easy peasy. Really good flavor on everything. The chicken was nice and moist and the stuffing was yummy. And of course, you can never go wrong with BACON!