Chicken

Spinach Stuffed Chicken

This is an indulgent dish that pairs well with lightly cooked green vegetables as a special meal.

Recipe: Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Prep and cooking time: 45 mins

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely diced or minced
  • 90g (3-4 tbsp) plain cream cheese
  • 1 handful spinach, finely sliced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 small red chilli, finely diced (optional)
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 4-6 thin slices prosciutto or
    cured ham
  • green vegetable of your choice

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan.
  2. Gently heat 1 tbsp of butter and the garlic in a small pan to make garlic butter.
  3. In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, spinach, lime juice, and a little salt and pepper. Add the butter and chilli (if using), and mix well.
  4. With the tip of a sharp knife, slice the chicken breasts horizontally to create a pocket and stuff with the mixture. Wrap each breast with 2-3 slices of the prosciutto.
  5. Place the chicken on an oven-proof tray and bake for 20-25mins, or until cooked through.
  6. As the chicken nears completion, prepare and cook any green vegetables.
  7. Remove the chicken from the oven to rest, before serving with vegetables.

Get your free 5 day plan today

Write a response

Sarah Hurst
13 October, 2019

This is absolutely delicious – the whole family are raving about it. This is a keeper :0)