Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Fancy-Schmancy Chicken

This entree is relatively easy to make, great for a special meal for the family, or a lovely romantic dinner for you and your sweetie. Serve with brown rice, roasted vegetables and crusty french rolls. (Links for side-dish recipes at the end of this hub)

Ingredients:


4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped
spinach, thawed and drained very well
4 slices bacon or Pruscuitto

Directions:
1. In a medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, spinach, feta cheese, and garlic until well blended. Set aside.
2. Carefully butterfly chicken breasts, making sure not to cut all the way through. Spoon spinach mixture into chicken breasts. Wrap each with a piece of bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Place in shallow baking dish. Cover.
3. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until chicken is opaque and no longer pink.

options:

--season or marinate chicken breasts before butterflying

--flatten chicken breasts, spread spinach mixture on flattened breasts, roll up and wrap with bacon or pruscuitto and secure

--add 1 egg yolk for a moister filling

--try walnuts or pine nuts for a little crunch


--use cream cheese or sour cream in place of 1/2 the mayo

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

This sounds delicious. I'll be sure to try this. Bookmarked!


ralwus 6 years ago

Well, by now you may know my affection for breasts, either on a woman or a chicken. I take great delight in both. LOL I have bookmarked this hub with the title that pulled me in so. Thanks for sharing. Love it. CC


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elisabethkcmo 6 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

Well hello there dohn and ralwus, go ahead and make this recipe for your sweeties, cooking always helps score points in the romance department!


ralwus 6 years ago

It sure do. I have leaned that in my years as a romancer. LOL


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

Yummy! I absolutely love spinach and I've always had a time with finding tasty recipes for chicken breast. I'm bookmarking this one for a future meal. By the way, love the chicken suit! :)


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elisabethkcmo 6 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

Veronica, thanks for checking out my recipe, hope it turns out well, and the chicken suit man says thanks for the compliment!


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one2get2no 6 years ago from Olney

Yummy...I live in Greece so I almost eat this every day. Nice hub.


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

Scrumptious!


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elisabethkcmo 6 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

one2get2no, Thanks for your comment,I imagine you have some suggestions to make this basic recipe yummier!


mtsi1098 6 years ago

Is there any better combination of food...printing recipe now...thanks for the dinner suggestion :)


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elisabethkcmo 6 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

good to hear, mtsi!


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Daddy Paul 6 years ago from Michigan

This recipe looks great. I might even try it with mushrooms peppers and or broccoli subtitled for the spinach.


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elisabethkcmo 6 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

Daddy Paul, it like your ideas, I may try that myself!

Thanks for checking out my recipe!


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

elisabeth: tried your recipe...absolutely delicious. Thanks.

I really like your avatar....who is the artist?


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elisabethkcmo 6 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

glad you liked it, alek, thanks for letting me know! And to answer your question, the artist is Alphonse Mucha, here's a link:

http://www.muchafoundation.org/MGalleries.aspx


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Which4u 6 years ago from Leicester, UK

Looks and sounds delish! I will be trying this one out :p


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elisabethkcmo 6 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

thanks, Which4u, hope that you enjoy it!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

This sounds heavenly. Thanks!


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elisabethkcmo 6 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

habee, thanks so much, happy dining!


mtsi1098 5 years ago

I came back here to let you know that a new restaurant opened near me and has on the menu this dish without the bacon...The restaurant owners must have read this hub...It is a great meal though...thanks again


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elisabethkcmo 5 years ago from Just East of Oz Author

wow, it is a great meal, thanks for thinking of my hub, msti!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Can't wait to try this scrumptious recipe. Rated up and thanks so much!

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