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Friday - April 20, 2018 10:52 am

Pan Fried Spinach Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken

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Ingredients

4 chicken breasts

1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

1/2 cup cream cheese at room temp

1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese

1 tbsp minced garlic

1-2 tbsp minced chives or green onions

1/4 tsp pepper salt to taste

Instructions

Place plastic wrap on top of each chicken breast and using a meat mallet, pound them slightly thinner. ( they will fry up faster if you do this step.) To butterfly your chicken breasts, lay them flat on sturdy surface. Place one hand on top to hold it in place and then slice 3/4 of the way through the chicken breast. Do not slice all the way through! Heat up the olive oil in a large skillet. Fry the chicken breast in the frying pan on medium heat, approximately 7 minutes a side, until they start to get golden brown and crispy on the outside and reach a temperature of 165°F. You want the mto be cooked before you stuff them! Combine the spinach, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, chives and garlic in a bowl and microwave to take the chill off. Make sure it's nice and warm. ( this is such an easy cheat! I was so excited!) Carefully spoon a quarter of cheese mixture into the middle of the cooked chicken breasts. Turn the heat to low and put a lid on the frying pan. Heat for another 5-7 minutes, until the cream cheese mixture has heated through. Remove and plate. Enjoy!

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