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Delicious Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Bacon – Easy Recipe

Craving a dish that feels like a gourmet treat but is incredibly easy to prepare? Look no further than this Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Bacon. This recipe is a fantastic way to use up leftovers while creating a meal that will impress your family or guests. Submitted by Judy, it’s a family favorite that blends savory flavors with a touch of elegance.

The Best Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Bacon Recipes

There’s something special about a dish that brings together the tangy richness of blue cheese, the crispiness of bacon, and the nutritious goodness of spinach, all wrapped in tender chicken breast. This recipe not only delivers on flavor but also on ease, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion.

Notes on Ingredients

  • Bacon: Cook until crisp using your preferred method—indoor grill, skillet, or microwave.
  • Chicken Breasts: Ensure they are pounded to an even thickness of 1/2 inch for uniform cooking.
  • Spinach: Thaw and squeeze dry to avoid excess moisture.
  • Blue Cheese: Crumbled to mix well with the spinach.
  • Seasonings: Simple salt and pepper to enhance the natural flavors.
  • Olive Oil: For browning the chicken before baking.

How to Make Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Bacon

  1. Prepare the Bacon: Cook until crisp and drain on paper towels.
  2. Preheat Oven: Set to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Mix Filling: Combine spinach, blue cheese, and crumbled bacon in a bowl.
  4. Assemble Chicken: Lay chicken breasts flat, distribute the filling, fold, and secure with toothpicks.
  5. Coat Chicken: Roll in a mixture of flour, salt, and pepper.
  6. Brown Chicken: Quickly brown both sides in olive oil over medium-high heat.
  7. Bake: Transfer to a greased baking dish, cover, and bake for 30 minutes until juices run clear.

How to Serve Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Bacon

Serve these stuffed chicken breasts hot, right out of the oven. They pair beautifully with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh green salad. The rich, savory flavors also complement a glass of white wine or a light, crisp beer.

How to Store Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Bacon

To store leftovers, allow the chicken to cool completely before placing it in an airtight container. It can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. To reheat, bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until warmed through.

Nutrition information

NutrientAmount per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories676.81 kcal34%
Total Fat41.88 g60%
Carbs6.79 g3%
Sugars0.64 g1%
Protein66.06 g132%
Sodium1394.63 mg70%
Fiber2.18 g8%
Saturated Fat15.35 g77%
Trans Fat0.02 g
Monounsaturated Fat9.19 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.93 g
Cholesterol198.47 mg66%
Calcium279.85 mg35%
Magnesium117.59 mg31%
Potassium1001.13 mg29%
Iron3.41 mg24%
Zinc2.67 mg27%
Phosphorus592.96 mg85%
Vitamin A2583.95 mcg323%
Vitamin C3.9 mg5%
Thiamin (B1)0.29 mg26%
Riboflavin (B2)0.66 mg47%
Niacin (B3)20.04 mg125%
Vitamin B61.79 mg128%
Folic Acid (B9)144.14 mcg72%
Vitamin B120.83 mcg33%
Vitamin D0.18 mcg4%
Vitamin E4.28 mg29%
Vitamin K268.88 mcg359%
Nutrition Information for Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Bacon

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

FAQs About Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Bacon

Can I use fresh spinach instead of frozen?

Yes, but ensure it is cooked and well-drained to avoid excess moisture.

What can I use instead of blue cheese?

Feta or goat cheese are good alternatives if you prefer a different flavor profile.

Can I prepare this dish in advance?

Yes, you can assemble the chicken breasts with the filling and refrigerate them for up to a day before cooking.

How can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Use a gluten-free flour blend to coat the chicken.

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Bacon on a plate

The Best Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Bacon Recipes

Discover this easy and flavorful recipe for Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Bacon. Perfect for a quick yet gourmet dinner. Ready in 45 minutes!
Temps de préparation 15 minutes
Temps de cuisson 30 minutes
Temps total 45 minutes
Type de plat Main Course
Cuisine American
Portions 4 servings
Calories 676.81 kcal

Ingrédients
  

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves – pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • 1 10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Cook bacon until crisp. I prefer to use an indoor grill. Bacon can also be cooked in a skillet over medium-high heat, or the microwave at about 1 minute per slice. Drain on paper towels, and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, stir together the spinach and blue cheese. Crumble in the bacon, and stir to distribute.
  • Lay the chicken breast halves out on a clean surface, and distribute the spinach mixture evenly onto the centers of them. Fold the chicken over the filling, and secure with toothpicks. Stir together the flour, salt and pepper on a dinner plate. Roll the chicken in the flour to coat.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Quickly brown each piece of chicken on top and bottom. Remove to a lightly greased baking dish, and cover with a lid or aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until chicken juices run clear, and filling is hot.
Keyword Bacon, Chicken, Chicken Breast
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This Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Bacon recipe is a delightful combination of simple ingredients that come together to create a dish bursting with flavor and complexity. Enjoy the rich, savory taste and the ease of preparation, making it a go-to recipe for any occasion.

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