Stuffed Chicken Breast - Goat Cheese & Spinach

This stuffed chicken breast recipe makes my mouth water every time my husband makes it for dinner (he's the cook in the family). This is his recipe that he created after we ate out one night and had something very similar.

The flavor and creaminess that the goat cheese gives this meal is a wonderful surprise. Plus with the spinach and seasonings, you will eat every bite.

With the new Weight Watchers FreeStyle plan, the chicken breast (skinless) is now a zero points food. This means there are only 4 SmartPoints in this recipe. I always love it when you can have a great tasty meal without having to use up my weekly allowance.


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Goat Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

In addition to the WW information, you will also find nutrition values. So for those of you counting calories, carbs or even fats, you can use the information to track what you need.

Recipe Type:

Main Dish, Chicken

Degree of Difficulty:

Moderate

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, skinless
  • 1 box of frozen spinach (or 2 handfuls of fresh), chopped and cooked down
  • 4oz package of goat cheese
  • 4oz package of goat cheese
  • 2 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chives or cilantro for garnishing

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375f
  2. Slice a deep pocket in breasts. Pound chicken to flatten slightly.
  3. Season with salt and cover.
  4. Sautee spinach in olive oil along with garlic.
  5. Stuff each breast with a heaping tablespoon on spinach/garlic mixture.
  6. Add 1 oz of the goat cheese on top of spinach.
  7. Arrange Breasts in a lightly oiled baking dish
  8. Sprinkle with pepper ..can also sprinkle with a poultry rub or rub of choice
  9. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes
  10. Add another 1oz of goat cheese to top of each breast.
  11. Bake another 15 mins or untill internal temp of chicken is 165 degrees.
  12. Garnish with chives or cilantro.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts for Stuffed Chicken Breast

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.


Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 4
Serving Size 1/2 breast
Calories 272
Total Fat 12.7g
      Sat Fat 5.5g
Cholesterol 86.1mg
Sodium 297.7mg
Total Carbohydrates 4.7g
      Fiber 1.7g
      Sugar .6g
Protein 34.3g

Weight Watchers Points

FreeStyle
SmartPoints:
4 pts
SmartPoints
Non-FreeStyle:
6 pts
Points
Plus:
6 pts
Original
Points:
6 pts

The chicken breast and spinach was not used when calculating the Freestyle SmartPoints. The spinach was not included for the other points.

Tips

Temperatures may vary so cooking time may not be the same as noted above. Check the chicken to ensure it is cooked through.

Here's another chicken breast recipe that's a stir fry.

Carrabba's is where we ate that inspired my husband's recipe. The dish is the Chicken Bryan and is very delicious.





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