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Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken

In my debut novel, Big Girl Panties, our heroine Holly learns "diet" does not necessarily have to be viewed as a four letter word.  It's all about moderation and variation. I love this recipe because it encompasses both by undying devotion to cheese and the Popeye-like benefits of spinach.   

Ingredients 

•    3/4 cup crumbled feta
•    1/2 cup thawed frozen chopped spinach, squeezed dry
•    3 tablespoons cream cheese
•    1/4 cup chopped scallions
•    2 cloves garlic, minced
•    3 tablespoons EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
•    4 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts

 

Instructions 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

In bowl, mix first five ingredients

Cut a lengthwise pocket into each breast

Season the pocket and stuff with spinach mixture

In ovenproof skillet, heat EVOO over medium-high and cook chicken until golden (4 minutes per side)

Transfer to oven and bake 5 to 7 minutes