Monday, December 26, 2011

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Chicken

We had just got back from our whirlwind tour of the midwest for Christmas, I mean I had barely gotten my shoes off or the heat turned back up from being gone when Ott, E asked..... Whats for dinner?  Honestly, it was probably the last thing on my mind, with the unpacking, laundry, and mail to get through.  But, I went to the fridge and found 2 chicken breasts.  I looked at the clock and there wasn't enough time to fix them in the crock pot.  I looked outside and it was cold and rainy, so I knew we wouldn't be grilling them.  So I looked over at my oven.... back at some items I had in the fridge..... and set out to make these Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast. 
In a small bowl I mixed together; 1 tsp. basil, 1 tsp. oregano, 1 tsp. garlic salt, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup Swiss cheese and 1/4 cup chopped fresh spinach. 

I then took my two chicken breast and cut them each into two pieces.  I took each piece and sliced them in the very middle, making sure not to cut through to the outside, but creating a little pocket inside the chicken.  I then spooned my Spinach and Cheese mixture into each one and placed in a greased baking dish.  I baked them in the oven at 375 degrees for 55 minutes or until the thermometer read 170 degrees.
I served with some sweet potato fries and a small salad.  Ott, E was please with his dinner, and I'll admit it was quick and easy to make and made for a delicious and nutritious dinner after a busy holiday weekend.

This post was linked to:  Melt in your Mouth Monday on Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Hunk of meat Monday on Beyer Beware, 2 Maids a Baking on 2 Maids a Milking, Tasty Tuesday on Beauty and Bedlam, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace, Hearth N' Soul, Made from Scratch Tuesday on From Mess Hall to Bistro, It's a Blog Party33 Shades of Green


Leslie said...

Yummo. That sounds fantastic!!!!

Alea Milham said...

This sounds wonderful! Delicious combination of flavors! Thanks for sharing yourr ecipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

AudreyO said...

I have chicken defrosting as I type. I know I have spinach and cheese in the fridge. Hmmm dinner tonight :)

AudreyO said...

I had to substitute a bit as I didn't have garlic salt or oregano but this was WONDERFUL!!! We loved it. My daughter actually said "mom this tastes like something you'd get in a restaurant" Talk about a compliment :)