No more boring and dry chicken breasts! This Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Creamy Spinach and Onion is as flavorful and moist as it gets.
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There is a good reason why stuffing chicken breasts works so well, and why you'll love this Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Creamy Spinach and Onion: Stuffing chicken breasts not only adds much-needed juiciness to a pretty dry cut, another advantage is the addition of flavor, and even extra nutrition.
Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Creamy Spinach and Onion Recipe
For the stuffing
- 2 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 large purple onion
- 2 tablespoon of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 cup of chopped spinach
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or more, to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper (or more, to taste)
For the chicken
- 6 chicken breasts
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
- 2 tablespoon of oil (canola, peanut or corn)
- Heat olive oil over very low temperature. Add the onions and cook and stir until onions become translucent. Cover and simmer until onions are very soft (stir frequently and add a teaspoon of water if it seems as if it will burn).
- Once onions are soft, sprinkle the flour, stir vigorously until all the flour has been incorporated into the mix.
- Pour in the milk and mix well. Cook stirring until the mix is very thick.
- Add the spinach and mix well. Season with salt and pepper and remove from the heat. The spinach will continue cooking in the heated pan.
- Carve a deep pocket into each chicken breast. Season them with salt, pepper and paprika.
- Stuff the chicken breast with the onion and spinach mix, careful not to put too much. You can close the pocket with a toothpick.
- Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet (all 6 chicken breasts should fit).
- Carefully place the chicken breasts on the skillet making sure the stuffing doesn't pour out.
- Cook the chicken breast until it turns golden brown on one side. Turn and repeat (about 3 minutes each side).
- Serve with mashed potatoes, or a salad of shaved carrot, cucumber and apple sprinkled with a mild vinaigrette.
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