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Spinach Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Baked chicken with stuffed spinach.

Everyone needs a few show stopping recipes that you can serve when you really want to impress someone. Whether you are serving your mother-in-law or meeting your fiance’s parents for the first time, we all want to give friends and family a great meal.

Baked chicken with stuffed spinach.

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Recipe

April Freeman
Many people follow special diets these days. Whether you are doing low carb, keto, or something else, it can be hard to find new and delicious recipes that fit into your dietary restrictions. Especially if you live a busy life, finding time to fiddle with new recipes can be challenging too. This recipe for Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts is a recipe that is delicious, low-carb friendly, as well as quick and easy to prepare. After just a few minutes of prep time, your chicken will go into the oven for about half an hour, allowing you to move on to other things until the timer dings.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Large Chicken Breasts


  • Baking Pan
  • Knife
  • Oven
  • Small bowl
  • Wooden Saddle
  • Meat thermometer


Chicken Ingredients

  • 4 chicken Breasts
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil or Another Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Onion Powder

Cream Cheese Filling Ingredients

  • 4 ounces (Half a Block) Cream Cheese Softened at Room Temperature
  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ cups Chopped Fresh Spinach
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Red Pepper Flakes


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a nine by thirteen baking pan with cooking spray. Set this aside as you prepare the rest of the recipe.
  • Drizzle the olive oil onto the bottom of the baking pan and roll the chicken breasts in the oil to coat.
  • Into a small bowl, measure out the paprika, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir these together to combine and then sprinkle the mixture over the chicken breasts, turning to season both sides of the meat.
    Paprika, salt, garlic powder and onion powder.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut a deep slit into the side of each chicken breast. Remember that you will be stuffing the filling into this opening, so make sure it is large enough.
  • Now you can move on to making the filling mixture. Add the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, chopped spinach, garlic, and salt to a small mixing bowl. Use a wooden spoon to stir these ingredients together.
    Spinach, parmesan cheese and mayonnaise.
  • Divide the mixture into fourths and scoop about a fourth of the filling mixture into each chicken breast. Return the chicken to the baking pan and put it in the oven.
    Chicken breast with spinach fillings in a baking pan.
  • Bake the chicken uncovered for about 25 to 30 minutes. The chicken should test at 165 with an instant read meat thermometer. Make sure that you are testing the meat and not the cream cheese filling when you use the meat thermometer.
    Baked Chicken with spinach fillings.
  • Serve the chicken hot and store the leftovers in the refrigerator, covered for up to three days. Reheat the chicken breasts in the microwave for about 30 to 60 seconds.
    Baked chicken with stuffed spinach.


However, there are a few challenges when you want to make a nice meal. First, it is not uncommon for special dishes to require a lot of time to prepare. If you are not the type to enjoy kitchen work or if you have a very busy schedule, you may not be able to commit a whole afternoon to cooking a dinner for your special people. Another challenge when you want to cook a fancy meal is that often these recipes require special cooking techniques or skills that you may not have at the current time.
That is one reason that recipes like this one for Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts are helpful. This recipe is easy to make and takes very little effort. You do not need any special cooking skills to make it. It also takes very little time to create. You can season and prepare the chicken, create the filling, and stuff the breasts in less than 10 minutes. Most of the time for this recipe is in the baking time.
This recipe gives you a delicious, juicy chicken breast, stuffed with tangy cream cheese. The mayonnaise, garlic, and red pepper flakes add just the right amount of seasoning to make these chicken breasts scrumptious. Additionally, the fat and moisture in the cream cheese and spinach mixture will help to keep the chicken breasts from drying out in the baking time.
These chicken breasts also look impressive. The seasoning on the chicken adds the right touch of herbal goodness and the cooking oil allows the meat to brown in the oven. This recipe is so tasty, that your guests will never guess that you were able to throw this recipe together in less time than it takes to sweep the floors in your home.
This recipe can also be prepared ahead of time. Up to 24 hours before you want to eat the chicken, prepare them as directed, all the way up until it is time to bake the chicken. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge. When you are ready to bake the chicken, pull it out and put the baking pan directly into your preheated oven.
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