Feta-stuffed chicken makes for a delicious weeknight meal. For more easy chicken dinners, see our complete chicken recipe collection.
4 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese with basil and tomato
Vegetable cooking spray
1 1/2 teaspoons margarine, melted
3 cups torn spinach
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon pepper
How to Make It
Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Dredge chicken in breadcrumbs. Spoon 1 tablespoon of cheese onto each piece of chicken, and fold chicken in half. Place folded breast halves in an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Drizzle margarine over chicken. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until done.
Combine spinach and basil in a bowl, and drizzle with vinegar and oil. Sprinkle pepper over salad; toss well. Serve chicken over salad.
My husband asks me to prepare this at least once a week and gets very excited when I put it on the table! It's a little surprising considering just how simple this recipe is, but it's a nice way to easily dress up a chicken breast. It's a winner with us!
This was really yummy, especially for such an easy-to-make recipe. I used chicken thighs (b/c it's what I had on hand) and added some extra fresh basil since I had it. In light of the comments about it needing seasoning, I salted & peppered the chicken before breading it.
Delicious, easy to prepare. I found this recipe on Cooking Light several years ago and have made it numerous times. For family or company, it's perfect for either. Quick and simple to make. One of my all time favorites!
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