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Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Spinach and Artichokes

This healthy Mediterranean inspired dish of Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Spinach and Artichokes is quick, easy, totally delicious and perfect for a special company dinner because you can prep everything ahead. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Stuffed Chichen Breasts with Spinach
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 339
Author: Pam - Two Cups of Health

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken breasts Skinless and boneless
  • 1/2 Spinach Chopped
  • 1 Artichoke heart Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Creme Fraiche
  • 1 Clove Garlic Minced
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese Shredded
  • 1/2 Small Lemon Juiced
  • 1 Tsp Olive oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Smoked paprika
  • Thyme stems

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Create a pocket in the chicken breast by gently and carefully inserting a paring knife into the side of the thickest part of the chicken breast. Be sure and stop 1/2" from the opposite side.  Continue to cut the pocket all the way around stopping at 1/2" on 3 sides.  You want to create a pocket not a flap.
  • In a small mixing bowl add the chopped spinach, artichokes, garlic, shredded Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and Creme Fraiche.
  • Carefully spoon mixture into each of the chicken pockets and secure pocket with a toothpick. Brush each chicken breast with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a saute pan over medium high heat.  Add chicken breasts oil side down and cook 3 minutes until lightly browned. Remove to a baking dish with browned side up. Sprinkle with Smoked Paprika and top each with a few thyme stems. 
  • Bake for 30 minutes.  When finished remove from oven, cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes to juice up.

Nutrition

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 720mg | Potassium: 854mg | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1.5mg