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Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast with ricotta and spinach, a healthy, gluten-free, low-carb, high-protein recipe that is super delicious, and super easy to make. My favourite chicken dinner recipe that goes down well with the whole family.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: International
Keyword: chicken dinner recipe
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 413 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
Ingredients
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoon ricotta
  • 3 cubes frozen chopped spinach
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil to drizzle over
  • lemon juice - optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit).

  2. Add the spinach cubes to a pan, pour over boiled water, and bring to a boil.

  3. Drain the water, and squeeze out as much water as you can.

  4. In a bowl, mix the ricotta with spinach to get a smooth paste.

  5. Using a sharp knife, make a pocket into each chicken breast, then stuff with the spinach filling.

  6. Mix the salt, pepper, paprika and garlic granules, drizzle half of the oil over the chicken breasts, then rub each chicken breast with the mixture.

  7. Drizzle the remaining oil over the chicken.

  8. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

  9. Drizzle some lemon juice over - optional.

Recipe Notes

  • Apart from the lovely lemon kick, you could also use some chilli flakes, or cayenne pepper if you want a bit of spiciness to it, although I thought it was just perfect for my taste the way it got cooked.
  • Also, if ricotta is not really your favourite, you can substitute it with cream cheese.
  • Spinach, although it's always my first choice, can be replaced with kale or mixed salad leaves

Nutrition Facts
Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 152mg51%
Sodium 664mg28%
Potassium 884mg25%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 581IU12%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.