I wanted something fun to cook, good to eat, and healthy for my family so I made these feta, spinach, and caramelized onion stuffed chicken breasts. This meal turned out exceptional! We all (kids included) loved this tender and flavorful chicken and it paired nicely with a roasted garlic couscous and zucchini and grape tomato sauté.
Feta, Spinach, and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Chicken Breasts:
- 2 tsp olive oil, divided
- 1 small sweet yellow onion(s), chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 5 oz fresh spinach, chopped
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 tsp lemon zest, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of any fat
How to Make Feta, Spinach, and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Heat 1 tsp of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; sauté onion until caramelized, approximately 15-20 minutes. Add garlic and stir for 45 seconds then add spinach. Cover pan with a lid and steam for about 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted; add balsamic vinegar and stir.
Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Add feta cheese, lemon zest, salt, and pepper to taste and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a meat mallet. Season each chicken breast with salt and pepper to taste.
Divide spinach mixture onto each piece of chicken. Roll up and secure with toothpicks.
In the same skillet, heat the remaining teaspoon of oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through about 10-12 minutes. Remove toothpicks, Let meat rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy.