Spinach & feta stuffed chicken

Spinach & feta stuffed chicken

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(37 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
This works well with lamb too and is a good way to get kids to eat spinach, serve with some couscous for a quick summer meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal308
  • fat18g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein36g
  • salt1.32g
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  • 4 boneless chicken breast fillets, skin on
  • 85g frozen leaf spinach, defrosted



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 85g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tbsp pine nut


  1. Loosen the skin from the chicken. Drain the spinach in a sieve and press out as much water as possible. Mix with the feta and a little black pepper, then stuff between the flesh and skin of the chicken, smoothing the skin back over the stuffing. Season the chicken all over with a little salt and pepper.

  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan with a lid. Add the chicken, skin-side down, and fry until the skin is browned. Turn it over and cook on the other side, then add the pine nuts and fry until lightly toasted. Add 6 tbsp water, then cover for 15-20 mins until the chicken is cooked through.

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11th Jun, 2009
made these last nite and they turned out great! very quick and easy to prepare and make - great alternative to plain chicken breast, I added some garlic to mine aswell just to give it a bit more flavour
12th May, 2009
I baked in oven also, with boursin cheese instead of feta on a bed of cherry tomatoes with splash of wine. Delicious. This website has turned me into a new woman - for the better!! I cooked another recipe from this website for a dear friend of 20 years for the first time at week end. She is still in shock so Thanks to all :-)
4th May, 2009
Really enjoyed this one as an easy, midweek Mediterranean roast. We too had skinless chicken in so I made a pocket to stuff the cheese into and sealed with cocktail sticks. I also added a pinch of nutmeg to the filling and baked it for 25/30 mins in the oven rather than on the hob. We served it with paprika crushed potatoes (recipe on here); balsamic roasted red onions, red peppers and tomatoes, and a green salad. Yummy!
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19th Feb, 2009
Had fancied this for a while but on getting to the supermarket i found no feta! highly annioying, in a moment of mad improvisation I grabbed a pot of low fat cream cheese and fresh spinach. Used two handfuls of the fresh stuff and 1/3 pot of cheese to serve 2 and it worked reall really nicely! I found that as some of the cheese squished out in teh pan on turning it created quite a lovely suace to drizzle the chicken with after. Served with roasted veg (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and asparagus). Yum...
5th Feb, 2009
This is now a regular dish on our weekly menu, and everybody loves it! I have been asked so many times for the recipe, but I'm not sharing it! I always use frozen spinach and add chopped garlic, and because I regularly cook for 20+ people, I brown the chicken breasts in a honey marinade, to give them a lovely golden colour, and then roast them in the oven for about 45 minutes. We serve the chicken with ratatouille and boiled potatoes.
23rd Jan, 2009
Very yummy and easy to cook. CMade it for husband and now it`s his favourite.
11th Oct, 2008
Nice, but too bland and not highly original. I added a little ground nutmeg (goes well with both feta and spinach), a sprinkle of Tabasco, sea salt flakes and black pepper, as well as olive oil to the filling. I added chicken stock to finish the cooking. I think the idea of adding bacon is also a good idea. Not a recipe I'd rave about.
21st Aug, 2008
i was so unimpressed with this one, after reading the above reviews i added wine and wrapped in bacon - not a good move. the people i cooked for enjoyed it, but i think they were being polite. i wont be making this again. sorry.
18th Jul, 2008
I made this for my husband and he really enjoyed it. I used chicken breasts and match-sticks to hold them together. They didn't look beautiful but my hubby said they were flavoursome.
2nd Jul, 2008
taste good and pretty easy to make. I would suggest small thin breast.


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