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Friday, August 19, 2016

Jenny's Feta and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

   This is a good one!  It looks like it took some time and effort, but was really easy to make after work.  A skillet that can go from the stove to the oven is the only equipment you need. Jax loved it and so did Matt.  When Jenny gave me the recipe, she said that Andrew doesn't like feta and doesn't like spinach.  He came back for seconds anyway.  I like feta and spinach, so I knew I would love it.

   I overstuffed my chicken, it would have been really tasty with half as much.  But if some is good, more is better, right?!  Nobody complained!

    Update: Over a year and a half and hundreds of recipes later, this is still one of Matt's favorites.  He was really excited to see it was on the menu.  He ate all of his and then ate what was left of Jaxon's.  It was a good thing mine was gone by that time or he might have come after it as well!

Jenny's Feta and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

1 4oz package of crumbled feta
1/2 cup thawed chopped spinach, squeezed dry (I used fresh and it turned out great!)
3 T cream cheese
1/4 cup chopped scallions
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 T extra virgin olive oil
4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Cavenders (an all purpose Greek seasoning found in the spice aisle) & pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 450F
  2. In a bowl, mix feta, spinach, cream cheese, scallions and garlic
  3. Cut chicken breasts 3/4 of the way across and fill with the mixture
  4. Sprinkle chicken with Cavenders and pepper
  5.  In cast iron skillet, heat olive oil on medium high heat.
  6. Cook chicken on stove top for 4 minutes per side
  7. Transfer skillet to oven and bake 5-7 minutes

It is tempting to season with salt as you go, but DON'T!  The feta is pretty salty and there is some in the Cavender's.  It wouldn't take much to push it over the edge!


  1. There is also a salt-free Cavenders. I love it so I can control the salt in a recipe.

  2. Looks delish! Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday.

  3. That looks so good! Love Cavenders!!


    1. My family went through a phase where it was THE seasoning. We still use it quite a bit, but have branched out a bit over the years ;-)

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    1. Mine does! It is one of those recipes that puts a smile on his face as soon as he realized that's what we're having! Thanks, Jamie!

  5. I'm with you, I love spinach and feta. This sounds delicious! I laughed about your husband coming after your plate, mine does the same thing with several dishes. And if we had kids, he'd probably go after their's too! 😂

    1. No plate is safe if it's within arm's reach! Thanks, Jessica!

  6. Love the way that filling is all but bursting out!! What's with this less is more stuff anyway?!

    1. I know, right? What does that even mean anyway ;-) Thanks, Mollie!