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Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken

By Tessa Arias
June 6th, 2014

Greek-inspired Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken is delightfully juicy and flavorful. Have this gourmet chicken recipe on your dinner table in 30 minutes!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 14 minutes

Cook: 16 minutes

Greek-inspired Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken is delightfully juicy and flavorful. Have this gourmet chicken recipe on your dinner table in 30 minutes!

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken - 30 minute recipe!

Winner winner chicken dinner. I can’t tell you how many chicken dinners I’ve consumed in my life and I’m sure you’re in the same boat. Chicken, especially chicken breasts, can get old FAST. They’re not very flavorful on its own, and because they’re relatively cheap, quick, healthy, and simple, it gets used and abused for weeknight dinners. There’s nothing worse than sitting down for dinner only to bite into a dry, bland, sad looking piece of chicken. We’ve all been there.

I’m on a mission to change boring chicken breasts for dinner with this recipe for spinach and feta stuffed chicken. It looks and tastes like a gourmet restaurant dish, but it’s on your dinner table and it only took 30 minutes to get there. It’s actually flavorful, and the chicken itself is juicy and tender. I love stuffed chicken because it breaks up the texture to keep your mouth interested. I hope you add this chicken recipe to your weekly menu!

What’s your favorite weeknight chicken recipe?

Recipe Rundown
Taste: I love the combination of spinach and feta, especially when it’s inside savory chicken! This is bound to become a family favorite.
Texture: The chicken is juicy and tender while the filling is chunky (but in a good way). Makes for a wonderful mouthfeel.
Ease: 30 minutes! Cutting the chicken open for the stuffing might seem difficult, just use a small sharp knife and take your time with it. It doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect, the filling will stay inside for the most part even if you cut a hole.
Appearance: Doesn’t this look like a dish from a restaurant??
Pros: Fresh, easy, fast, gourmet.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Absolutely yes.

How to make
Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 14 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Greek-inspired Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken is delightfully juicy and flavorful. Have this gourmet chicken recipe on your dinner table in 30 minutes!


  • 1 (10-ounce) package chopped frozen spinach leaves, defrosted and squeezed of as much liquid as possible
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 (6 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the spinach, feta, yogurt, green onions, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Use a sharp paring knife to cut a 1-inch-wide slit into the thick end of each chicken breast and carefully cut down to the center to form a pocket, being extra careful not to slice all the way through. Divide the stuffing mixture among the pockets. Press to seal shut, using a toothpick if necessary. Sprinkle the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  4. Heat the oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sauté for 4 minutes, or until golden. Turn the chicken over and place the skillet in the oven. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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    Lisa M Smith — April 19, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Really delicious, made this tonight, my daughter devoured it while it was still steaming and her cat wouldn’t stop begging for more tastes. I paired it with a bed of jasmine rice with a handful of fresh chopped spinach made in chicken stock, was beautiful plated and was tender juicy and delicious. Thank you again, for another amazing recipe.

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    Grace — April 17, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Absolutely delicious. Fixed this evening with saute’d snap peas and tossed salad. Steamed fresh spinach and used coconut oil. Wouldn’t change a thing!

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    Rochelle Kay — November 19, 2014 at 9:09 am

    This dish is yummy! In South Africa we have sweet piquanté peppers (a cultivar of Capsicum baccatum), which I usually add to the feta and spinach mixture. It tastes delicious!

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      Tessa — November 20, 2014 at 10:48 am


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    Brian Whatley — August 22, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    This is a real winner dish! So simple but great. Very nice website by the way

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      Tessa — August 24, 2014 at 11:01 am

      Thanks so much!

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    Clever Hen — July 11, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Doesn’t that look yummy! I’ve got to try it – I think it will get me out of the weeknight dulldrums!

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    Emma — June 8, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    This was so easy and delicious! I’ll definitely be making it often. Thanks, Tessa!

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    Gaby — June 7, 2014 at 7:31 am

    So gorgeous, I love the spinach and feta combination!

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    Ayat — June 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Looks fantastic! I want to make this ASAP! Half of my family hates feta! Do you know another cheese I could substitute for it?

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      Tessa — June 6, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      You could honestly do WHATEVER you wanted!! I also like to use goat cheese 🙂

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    Jacki @ Two Forks One Love — June 6, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Sounds delicious! I made a pork tenderloin stuffed with spinach and veggies the other day and it was yum-o.

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    Erin | The Law Student’s Wife — June 6, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Boring chicken doesn’t stand a chance against you! This dinner has my digits. Love!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — June 6, 2014 at 3:47 am

    This is TOTALLY my kind of meal. Easy enough for a weeknight, but feels fancy shmancy! Anything with feta is a winner winner…chicken dinner.
    had to. Pinned!

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    Chloe @ foodlikecake — June 6, 2014 at 3:15 am

    All I have to say is YUM!

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