Feta, Spinach and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Chicken Breasts

I wanted something fun to cook, good to eat and healthy for my family. This meal turned out exceptional! We all (kids included) loved this chicken. It was tender and full of flavor. I served it with a roasted garlic couscous and a zucchini and grape tomato sauté. It was a light and wonderful meal.

  • 2 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 small sweet yellow onion(s), chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 5 oz fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of any fat
Heat 1 tsp of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; sauté onion until caramelized, approximately 15-20 minutes. Add garlic and stir for 45 seconds then add spinach. Cover pan with a lid and steam for about 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted; add balsamic vinegar and stir. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Add feta cheese, lemon zest, salt and pepper to taste and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a meat mallet. Season each chicken breast with salt and pepper to taste. Divide spinach mixture onto each piece of chicken. Roll up and secure with toothpicks.
In the same skillet, heat remaining teaspoon of oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Remove toothpicks, Let meat rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy.

 

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9 Responses to “Feta, Spinach and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Chicken Breasts”

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    Jan — May 30, 2008 @ 10:48 pm

    Wow, that looks absolutely amazing, what a great flavor combination. This is one I really must try.

    Your family really does eat well.

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    Sharon — May 30, 2008 @ 11:19 pm

    Looks absolutely delicious. I love everything stuffed in there so I’m definitely bookmarking this one!

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    My Sweet & Saucy — May 30, 2008 @ 11:26 pm

    That looks like a perfect dinner!

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    My Sweet & Saucy — May 30, 2008 @ 11:26 pm

    That looks like a perfect dinner!

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    My Sweet & Saucy — May 30, 2008 @ 11:26 pm

    That looks like a perfect dinner!

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    cook eat FRET — May 31, 2008 @ 1:13 am

    this would go over big around here. i might do those this weekend. i’d score points all around. boyfriend and kid friendly food.

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    Cindy. Lo. — June 1, 2008 @ 5:40 am

    Woooo that looks good with a glass of white wine!

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    Kevin — June 2, 2008 @ 12:41 am

    That chicken sounds really tasty!

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    Mike — March 21, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

    Just tried this today. It came out delicious! The lemon zest really compliments the flavors. Great recipe!

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