Stuff with spinach, coat with cheese: Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

When it comes to cooking, taste is important, but creativity and experimentation shouldn't be underestimated. Unfortunately, many people fall into a rut in the kitchen and end up making the same old dishes time after time. Some of us tend to forget that there's a world of amazing culinary ideas and exotic flavors out there and its just begging to be explored. With this in mind, we've taken a simple chicken breast and done something a bit different with it...

You'll need (for 2 portions):

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • 2.5 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 oz grated cheddar cheese
  • paprika powder

Here's how:

  1. Make evenly-spaced widthwise slits in the top of the chicken breast and sprinkle on salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the spinach. Once it has wilted, add some salt and pepper. Now mix in the ricotta cheese.
  3. Spoon the spinach mixture into the slits in the chicken breast. Cover the breasts with cheddar cheese and sprinkle with paprika. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 350°F. 

Let's be honest: would you really have thought of this yourself? Now that we've got you thinking about stuffed chicken breast, you can start trying your own unique variations using different types of stuffing. How about some herb butter? Or maybe ham and cheese? Try them all — the only limit is your imagination!

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