Spicy Spinach Stuffed Chicken

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Adding flavor to food through spices is one of my favorite ways to make my food look and taste better. One of these days I need to get out of my own ‘flavor box’ and try some new things, but for now, we can’t help but love what we love. And spicy spinach stuffed chicken is on the list right now!

And a bit of spice is a welcome addition.

This spicy stuffed chicken recipe is easy to make, tastes great, and it’s very easy to control the spice if you have someone in the family that doesn’t enjoy it as much.

Spicy spinach stuffed chicken

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Spicy Stuffed Chicken
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3)
  • 4 oz pepper jack cheese, shredded (you can use up to 6 oz)
  • 1 c frozen spinach, thawed and drained (fresh cooked spinach)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp cajun or spicy mix
  • (you could also use taco seasoning- I had used a jalapeno dip mix I bought from the farmer's market)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pound down each chicken breast until it's only about ¼ of an inch high.
  3. Combine the cheese, spinach, and salt and pepper in a medium-sized bowl.
  4. Place about ¼ cup of the mixture on to each chicken breast and roll the breast around it, securing with toothpicks.
  5. Place in an 8x8 pan, brush with olive oil, and sprinkle the seasoning over the top. I had a bit of the spinach/cheese mixture leftover so I spread that on top too.
  6. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Notes
*remove toothpicks before serving!
Variations:
You could also use a nice raw cheddar and stir in an extra teaspoon or two of the seasoning you use in to the spinach mixture.

Simply pair it with your favorite steamed veggies and either a baked potato, roasted root veggies, or a serving of brown rice.

This recipe was adapted from the Cajun Chicken from Cooking Creations.

Donielle Baker

Donielle Baker

owner and editor of Natural Fertility and Wellness at Natural Fertility and Wellness
Donielle believes women can learn how to heal their bodies & balance their hormones through natural methods. An advocate for natural health, she has a passion for nourishing/real food nutrition and natural living. Her personal background includes both infertility and miscarriage and she started Natural Fertility and Wellness in 2008 in order to share all of the information she found helpful in her journey to heal from PCOS and overcome infertility.
Donielle Baker
Donielle Baker
Donielle Baker
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  • Looks yummy! We’ll have to try it.

    I make my own taco seasoning with chili powder, cumin, pepper, and garlic salt. It’s really a to-taste thing, but it works as well as store-bought.

  • aurora travis says:

    This looks awesome to eat. I’ll make it for dinner tonight and maybe I’ll add a little coconut oil because it’s quite healthy I read about it in the book ‘The coconut oil diet for dummies.’

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