Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts


Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and sundried tomatoes

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    Freezing this dish before baking results in chicken that is tender, moist and fresh-tasting.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    2 tsp. Hy-Vee Select olive oil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 (6 oz) pkg fresh spinach leaves, coarsely chopped (about 6 c.)
    ¼ c. oil-packed sundried tomatoes, drained and chopped
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee dried thyme
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee black pepper
    ¾ c. Hy-Vee grated Parmesan cheese, divided
    3 oz. Hy-Vee cream cheese, softened
    6 medium chicken breast halves
    1 ½ c. Hy-Vee 33%-less-sodium chicken broth
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee lemon juice
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee Dijon mustard
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee panko breadcrumbs


    1. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté garlic until tender. Add spinach; cook until wilted. Remove from heat; stir in sundried tomatoes, thyme, salt and pepper until well mixed. Stir in 1/2 cup of the Parmesan and the cream cheese.
    2. To flatten chicken breasts, place one at a time in a quart freezer bag or in double thickness of plastic wrap. With a rolling pin or the flat side of a meat mallet, pound to 1/2-inch thickness. Spread about 3 rounded tablespoons spinach mixture on rough side of chicken, leaving a 1-inch border; roll up tightly. Secure each with a toothpick. Place chicken in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. For sauce, whisk together chicken broth, lemon juice and mustard; pour over chicken.
    3. To serve tonight, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs; sprinkle over chicken. Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 45 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken is 165 degrees. Strain sauce; serve with chicken.
    4. To freeze for later, cover baking dish tightly with plastic wrap and foil. Label and freeze up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator, covered, for 36 to 48 hours. Remove plastic wrap and foil. Combine 1/4 cup Parmesan and breadcrumbs; sprinkle over chicken. Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degrees oven for 65 to 75 minutes or until internal temperature is 165 degrees. Strain sauce; serve with chicken.

    Nutrition facts


    270 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 13g
    • Cholesterol: 100mg
    • Sodium: 680mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 6g
    • Protein: 31g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 60%
    Vitamin C 25%
    Iron 10%
    Calcium 20%

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    Hy-Vee Seasons Holiday 2013.