Stuffed chicken breast
Jazz up the humble chicken breast with this wonderful spinach and cream cheese filling. This stuffed chicken breast recipe is fancy enough to serve at a dinner party but also easy enough to just liven up a midweek meal. Either way, it’s sure to be a family favourite.
- 4 skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tub cream cheese (approx 125g)
- 8 leaves chopped baby spinach (approx)
- 8 strips streaky bacon
- Cooking spray
Cookware: Baking tray.
- Beat together cream cheese and spinach - season with ground black pepper and rock salt.
- Make pockets in the chicken breasts (split along one side). Stuff the breast with the cream cheese and spinach mix.
- Roll each breast in 2 rashers of bacon.
- Cook at 180C for about 45 mins or until no pink juices run when speared.
Fillings – This chicken breast recipe is excellent with plenty of alternative fillings! For a sweet variation, try combining the cream cheese with chopped dried apricots or prunes. Or, for a more savoury version, sauté some mushrooms and garlic in a frying pan then mix with your favourite cheese. You could also try our Walnut stuffed chicken breast recipe or Go-To simple stuffed chicken.
Cream cheese – If you don’t have any cream cheese handy, don’t stress. Any cheese that melts well can be used as a substitute - mozzarella is great because it melts well.
Herbs – To add some extra flavour, try throwing in some of your favourite herbs. Thyme, oregano and rosemary are all great options.
Can I use a different cut of chicken for this recipe?
No – we don’t recommend it. Chicken breast will work best for this recipe because it’s the right shape to cut pockets into. If you have a different cut of chicken ready for dinner, check out our Guide to the Best Cuts of Chicken for some recipe inspiration.
What should I serve with this stuffed chicken breast recipe?
For an easy weeknight dinner, pack your baking tray with your choice of vegetables like carrots, broccoli or cauliflower – a great way to get your 5+ a day! If you’re looking for something a little more gourmet for a dinner party, try a few side dishes like our Sesame broccoli salad with miso dressing or the Roasted carrot and lentil salad.