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cut up stuffed chicken breast served alongside tortellini pasta
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5 from 4 votes

Spinach and Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breasts

The combination of juicy chicken, creamy spinach, and smoky bacon make this easy main course a favorite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: stuffed chicken breast recipes, stuffed chicken breasts
Servings: 4
Calories: 389kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 4 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 4 slices bacon, each slice cut into 3 pieces, crosswise
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Line a large baking sheet with foil.
  • Cut 5 to 6 slits/pockets on top of each chicken breast and season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. DO NOT cut through - cut about 3/4 of the way down and keep the base of the chicken breasts intact.
  • Place chicken breasts on previously prepared baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Stir in spinach; cook for 2 minutes, or until wilted. Stir frequently.
  • Add garlic and cook for 20 seconds.
  • Season spinach with Italian Seasoning and add in the cream cheese; cook for 1 minute, stirring until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth and creamy.
    Remove from heat and set aside for 2 minutes.
  • Fill every other slit with spinach mixture and fill remaining slits with a piece of bacon.
  • Bake for 22 minutes; pull chicken out of the oven and sprinkle mozzarella on top.
    Continue to bake for 8 to 10 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and bacon is crispy.
    For accuracy, use an instant read meat thermometer to check for doneness; chicken is cooked through when internal temperature registers at 165˚F.
  • Remove from oven and let stand couple minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 737mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4043IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 2mg