Spicy spinach stuffed baked 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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5 from 1 vote

Spicy Stuffed Baked Chicken

Perfect amount of heat. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: stuffed chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 219kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3)
  • 4 oz pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 1 cup frozen spinach thawed and drained
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp cajun spice blend
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Pound down each chicken breast until it's only about 1/4 of an inch high.
  • Combine the cheese, spinach, and salt and pepper in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Place about 1/4 cup of the mixture on to each chicken breast and roll the breast around it, securing with toothpicks.
  • 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.
  • 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 into the spinach mixture for extra spice.
Taco seasoning can also be used if you don't have cajun spice.

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 388mg | Vitamin A: 63.9% | Vitamin C: 1.7% | Calcium: 17.8% | Iron: 5.8%

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
I believe women can learn how to heal their bodies & balance their hormones through natural methods. An advocate for natural health, I have a passion for nourishing/real food nutrition and natural living. My personal background includes both infertility and miscarriage and I started Natural Fertility and Wellness in 2008 in order to share all of the information I found helpful in my journey to heal from PCOS and overcome infertility.
Donielle Baker
Donielle Baker
Donielle Baker
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2 Comments

  1. Bethany@OurSoCalledLife

    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.

  2. aurora travis

    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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