I’ve never been a leafy greens fan, but I absolutely love this Spinach & Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe. It’s packed with flavor and good for you ingredients. It also looks pretty amazing too, which means it’s a great dish to take to a potluck or to impress friends, family, and in-laws. As an added bonus, this Spinach & Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breast is only 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints per serving!
- 4 8 oz. skinless Chicken Breast
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 2 cups fresh mozzarella
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 tablespoons prepared hoisin sauce
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Pound chicken breasts to ¼ inch thickness and season with salt and pepper on both sides
- Cover with baby spinach
- Add chunks of fresh mozzarella
- Roll up and secure with toothpicks or kitchen twine
- Brush with hoisin sauce
- Bake for 35 minutes and serve
If you have never had fresh cheese you really don’t know what you’re missing. That store bought stuff that doesn’t say ‘FRESH’ on the package isn’t what you need to be buying. Trust me when I say once you try the fresh mozzarella you’ll never look back.
The Spinach & Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breast Inspiration
My inspiration for this Spinach & Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe comes from tossing random ingredients into the cart. I grabbed some baby spinach and a couple chicken breasts and decided right then what was for dinner. I’m a fan of stuffing meats with ooey gooey cheese and veggies so that’s exactly what I did.
How to Make Spinach & Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breast
I pounded out a couple chicken breasts, layered on some baby spinach, and added chunks of fresh mozzarella then rolled up the chicken. I secured mine with toothpicks, but you can use kitchen twine if you want.
I sprinkled on some salt and pepper, added some fresh basil and baked on 350 for 35 minutes.
When the chicken was done it didn’t have that much flavor so I got the idea to coat it with prepared Hoisin sauce and bake it for another 10 minutes, just to give it a sweet glaze. That was exactly what it needed because when it came out, this time, it was mouth-watering good.
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