Sunday, April 17, 2016

Secret Recipe Club: Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast


It's Secret Recipe time of the month again (really, my favorite week of the month). For those of you who don't know, Secret Recipe Club is a great group of bloggers who make another member's recipe (secretly, of course) and reveal on a given day. It's a wonderful way to meet some new folks and remember some old recipes you may have forgotten long ago. The 3rd Wednesday of the month belongs to group C: my group.

This month, I had Mangia Blog by Chelsy. Her blog is very health focused with plenty of paleo and gluten free recipes to serve those of you with those diets. (I try, it's difficult. I like bread and cheese far too much). But she has a sister with celiacs in a giant Italian family. I guess that would inspire me to learn gluten free cooking/baking too. The only thing wrong with her blog: too many options! The recipe index is actually rather daunting, especially with all of the gluten free, paleo, vegan, etc acronyms after the links. I was very interested in her chicken almond curry or maple coconut mini cakes but I ended up making her  Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast instead.  I've tried GF baking before- it wasn't pretty. The husband is also skeptical of gluten free baking, though I've gotten him to accept vegan main dishes from time to time.

 I also loved her post that went with her spinach feta chicken breasts, which was all about simplicity. That's what really sold me on the recipe. It was a day when we just needed something simple and delicious. We weren't disappointed. The chicken doesn't have the beautiful brown crust of skin-on chicken breast and the Maillard reaction, but that's ok. We're talking simple, and these make perfect dinner or lunches the following day (we made wraps with this sliced chicken, hummus and lettuce for lunch the next day...delicious!)


Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts, butterflied (mine were quite thick so I did thirds)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4-1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2-3 Tbsp greek yogurt
  • fresh spinach
  • salt and pepper
  • Olive oil as needed
Directions 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butterfly the chicken breast. Salt and pepper both sides
  2. Mix feta cheese with garlic and yogurt, adjusting to achieve desired consistency.
  3. Spoon some feta mixture on the chicken breast. Place spinach leaves on top and roll the chicken into a parcel. Place seam side down (fasten with toothpick if necessary) on prepared baking pans
  4. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and  bake for 25 minutes or until cook. Serve with salad or potatoes or pasta or whatever suites you. 



Thank you for this great piece We thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it to anyone else. I guess there's nothing left to say except...

MANGIA!

8 comments:

  1. I love the name of your blog... I always prefer the dessert over the dinner... hehe... The stuffed breast looks like a nice complete meal, so well made...

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  2. I'd love one of those for lunch today! All favorite ingredients. :)

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  3. These look really good! I enjoyed cooking from your blog this month and can't wait to try a few more recipes!

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  4. Yum! I love spinach and feta. Great SRC choice.

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  5. What a perfect recipe to choose for the SRC! Making stuffed chicken breasts is pretty easy once you know the trick - and now all your readers will be able to enjoy them too! They are on my menu to make this week thanks to you! :-)

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  6. This recipe looks great - healthy and delicious! Nice choice for SRC!

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  7. This sounds amazing. I did a recipe with Greek yogurt too, great minds think alike!

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  8. Sounds really good! Great choice

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