Spinach stuffed chicken breasts with cream cheese on a spatula.

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Cream Cheese

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Chicken breast stuffed with spinach & cream cheese – a creamy, tasty combination of perfectly seasoned chicken breasts, nutrient-filled spinach, smooth cream cheese, flavorful Parmesan cheese, and melty mozzarella, for a cheesy, comforting dinner that your whole family will enjoy.

Spinach stuffed chicken breasts with cream cheese on a spatula.

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for new ways to cook chicken breasts.  Once I tried this spinach & cheese stuffed chicken recipe, there was no going back.  It easily became a favorite dinner at my house!  The chicken is baked until it is juicy and tender, and the seasonings really complement the cheesy, spinach filling. Even your picky eaters will love this chicken recipe.

While this dinner looks fancy on a plate, it’s pretty simple to make.  Simply mix your stuffing, butterfly your chicken breasts, stuff them, season them, then cook them!  You’ll have a delicious dinner on your table in no time.  The hardest part will be waiting on them to come out of the oven.

Why You’ll Love This Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken

  • This chicken is stuffed with spinach and melty cheeses – yum!
  • It’s simple to make.
  • It’s a good way to get some spinach into your diet.
  • They’re a little crispy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside (is your mouth watering yet?!)
  • It’s a very filling entree that your whole family will love.
  • This is a great option if you are on a low carb diet.
  • This stuffed chicken pairs well with just about any side dish or appetizer.

Equipment Needed To Make Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken

  • Medium Bowl
  • Sharp knife (to butterfly the chicken breasts)
  • Oven-Safe Skillet
Spinach and cream cheese stuffed chicken in a cast iron skillet.

Ingredients For Your Spinach & Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

How To Make A Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Cream Cheese

  1. Preheat the oven to 425° F and move the rack to the center.
  2. In a medium bowl add cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, black pepper, onion powder, spinach, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Mix until well incorporated.
  3. Butterfly the chicken breast ¾ of the way through. Open the chicken breast and add ¼ of the cheese filling. Fold the chicken breast shut and season with salt, black pepper, onion powder, paprika, and Italian seasoning. Repeat on all chicken breasts.
  4. Add olive oil to an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add in chicken and cook for 4 minutes on each side.
  5. Then, bake the chicken for 12-15 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° and the cheese filling is completely melted.
  6. Serve while hot and enjoy!

What to Serve/Pair with Your Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken

This entree is easy to turn into a multi-course meal that will impress just about anyone!

This chicken pairs well with a salad and bread as an appetizer.  I like to put a little “everything seasoning” on top of my salad, then mix in some olive oil and vinegar instead of the dressing to keep it light.  Pair that with my Easy 30 Minute Dinner Rolls and your appetizers are set!

Just about any vegetable pairs well as a side with this stuffed chicken. One of my particular favorites to pair with this dish is this Stovetop Brown Sugar & Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe.No meal is complete without dessert, right?  If you’re craving something on the fruity side, try it with this The Best Ever Fresh Peach Crisp Recipe.  If you’re leaning more towards something chocolate, try the chicken breasts with these The Most Amazing Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Popular Substitutions & Additions

I like to serve this stuffed chicken with a tomato topping – my favorite is bruschetta.  It gives it an extra kick of flavor.

How To Reheat & Store Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

This spinach & cheese stuffed chicken can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days (even though it never makes it that long in my house without being eaten). You can reheat in the microwave or the oven (350 for about 10 minutes, or until warm).

This dish can also be frozen.  Just let them completely cool, then put them in an air-tight container in the freezer.  They will last up to 4 weeks.  Completely thaw then reheat in the oven at 350 until they’re warm.

Chicken breast stuffed with spinach & cream cheese on a white plate with mashed potatoes.

Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken FAQs

Can I use frozen spinach?

While I definitely prefer fresh spinach, you can use frozen spinach if that is what you have on hand. You’ll want to let the spinach thaw and squeeze out all the excess water before using it.

How do I keep the stuffing in the chicken breasts?

Once you have stuffed the chicken, you’ll want to fold it over to keep the stuffing in.  If it seems to be overflowing, you can always stick a toothpick in the chicken breast to help it stay put.

Can I use other kinds of cheeses?

Sure! You’ll just want to make sure that whatever kind of cheese you use melts well when it cooks.

Is this stuffed chicken breast recipe healthy?

The protein-packed chicken breasts and the nutrient rich spinach make this a healthy recipe in my book.  If you’re following a low carb diet, this meal is a great dinner choice.

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Spinach stuffed chicken breasts with cream cheese on a spatula.

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Cream Cheese

Chicken breast stuffed with spinach & cream cheese – a creamy, tasty combination of perfectly seasoned chicken breasts, nutrient-filled spinach, smooth cream cheese, flavorful Parmesan cheese, and melty mozzarella, for a cheesy, comforting dinner that your whole family will enjoy.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Chicken

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning

Filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • cups baby spinach leaves (chopped)
  • cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • cup Parmesan cheese (shredded)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425° F and move the rack to the center.
  • In a medium bowl add cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, black pepper, onion powder, spinach, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Butterfly the chicken breast ¾ of the way through. Open the chicken breast and add ¼ of the cheese filling. Fold the chicken breast shut and season with salt, black pepper, onion powder, paprika, and Italian seasoning. Repeat on all chicken breasts.
  • Add olive oil to a oven safe skillet over medium heat. Add in chicken and cook for 4 minutes on each side.
  • Then, bake the chicken 12-15 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° and cheese filling is completely melted.
  • Serve while hot and enjoy!
Keyword Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts
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2 Comments

  1. DiAnne Davis

    5 stars
    Delicious made several times

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