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Cheesy Spinach and Rotel Stuffed Chicken Breast

Make this diabetes-friendly, one-dish meal using items you probably already have on hand. Tender chicken breasts stuffed with spinach, rotel and cheese make a quick, low carb meal option.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 396kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lb chicken breasts, skinless and boneless (4)
  • 1 10 oz. pkg frozen chopped spinach thawed and drained or may use fresh (2 cups)
  • 1 10 oz. can mild Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese- your favorite type increase to 3/4 cup if you want filling extra cheesy
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil divided
  • cumin powder
  • garlic powder
  • paprika
  • 1/2 cup diced onions optional
  • 1 can black beans optional
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Butterfly chicken breasts. (Cut partially through the center of chicken breast making a pocket)
  • Add 2 tsp oil to skillet and heat. Brown chicken breasts slightly on both sides, then remove from skillet. (The chicken will not be fully cooked yet.)
  • Combine spinach, rotel and cheese in a medium bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide spinach mixture into 4 portions and stuff into each chicken breast.
  • (Saute onions and black beans in 2 tsp oil -if using. About 1-2min.)
  • Add stuffed chicken breasts back to skillet and place on top of bean mixture (if using). Add any extra spinach mixture to pan and add 1/4 cup broth to skillet if desired.
  • Sprinkle chicken breasts with seasonings.
  • Cover pan with oven-proof lid or foil and place in oven.
  • Bake 20-30 minutes or until internal temp of chicken reaches 165 degrees F.

Notes

Expert Tips:

  • Use a large oven proof skillet for this recipe- its a one pan meal!
  • If using frozen spinach, be sure to thaw and drain well. If using fresh spinach, there will be lots of liquid in the pan after cooking. Simply drain if desired.
  • Choose the type of rotel you like- mild, regular, etc.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 472mg | Potassium: 1310mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 9443IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 3mg