I’m off playing again….
As luck would have it Ben, of The Online Grill, offered to do a guest post.
Even better it’s a recipe I want to try – so here it is:
I’m somewhat of a feta-holic. From loading it in to my Greek salads, or mixing it in with poached eggs and avocado for the perfect brunch, I always try to find a way to work it into a meal.
Granted, it might not be the healthiest addition to certain meals, but I just can’t resist its rich, salty taste.
Which brings me to this spinach and feta stuffed chicken breast recipe.
If there’s one thing I love more than feta, it’s melted feta – and this beautiful recipe has it in abundance. It mixes in healthy greens in the form of spinach, lean protein with chicken, and it is brilliant if you’re after something low-carb or even gluten-free.
What’s more is that it’s easy to put together. You’ll know when this is done right if the breading comes out crunchy, while the chicken remains moist.
Given the simplicity of this recipe it’s one that’s actually really easy to tweak should you want to be a little more adventurous. If you want a bit more substance to the filling, adding ¼ cup of ricotta can help plump it up a bit. Alternatively, if you like a bit of a kick to your food, try adding half a chilli with some chopped onion, parsley and lemon zest. The slight spicy flavor will match beautifully with the feta.
Whichever way you prefer it, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. If you have a different take on it let me know! Enjoy…
Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast
Total time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4 people
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 bag spinach
- 1 cup feta cheese
- 2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 tbsp instant minced garlic
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ cup melted butter
Let’s make this thing!
- Start by preheating your oven to 350°F.
- Beat each chicken breast until wide and thin.
- Heat up oil and garlic in a pan over a low-medium heat. Cook the spinach until it starts to wilt.
- Add the feta to the spinach and mix well (be generous!)
- Add the spinach and feta mixture to each breast. Wrap each breast around the mixture and secure with a toothpick.
- Roll each breast in breadcrumbs. Ensure each breast as coated as thickly as possible.
- Place on parchment paper in a baking dish and pour the melted butter over them.
- Cook for 30 minutes and serve.
Enjoy! If you have any leftover spinach mix then be sure to add it to the side.
About the author:
Ben is a former semi-pro cyclist and big eater. Now he is just a big eater. He writes about food and drink for lazy chefs at The Online Grill