'Southbeach' Chicken breast stuffed with spinach and goat cheese

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 287.5
  • Total Fat: 11.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 95.5 mg
  • Sodium: 516.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 42.3 g

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From South Beach Phase 1 'Quick & Easy Cookbook' From South Beach Phase 1 'Quick & Easy Cookbook'
Number of Servings: 4


    4 tsp olive oil, divided
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 (1/2 pound) bunch spinach, tough stems removed
    4 (6oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts
    4oz low fat goat cheese
    salt and pepper to taste

    Wooden toothpicks


Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat 2 tsp olive oil in oven proof skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in spinach and cook, stirring constantly until spinach is wilted and liquid evaporates, about 2 minutes. Season well with salt and pepper and transfer to plate.

Beginning at the thickest end of 1 chicken breast, carefully insert a sharp knife into center and cut a pocket as evenly as possible, leaving a 1 inch border on 3 sides. Repeat with remaining breasts. Open each pocket, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then fill evenly with goat cheese and spinach. Seal each with two toothpicks and season outside with salt and pepper.

Heat remaining oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once, until well browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the skillet to the oven (or transfer chicken to baking pan) and bake until juices run clear, about 8 minutes, serve hot.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KYLERZMOM.

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  • Incredible!
    Thanks for putting this in Sparkrecipes. It's just what I was looking for. Moist and delicious. - 5/28/13

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