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No jarred sauce, no boxed spinach, no bottled dressing, and no bagged croutons ~ now that’s love.

….and here is how it’s made.

Spinach Stuffed Chicken


  • 1 cup chopped fresh baby spinach (or amount to your liking)
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic smashed
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast (I find the best tasting chicken from the Butcher)
  • salt and pepper
  • favorite sauce and shredded cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 400
  • Line a baking sheet with prepped parchment paper
  • stir together softened cream cheese, chopped spinach, parmesan and garlic.
  • cut horizontal slits into chicken breasts, not cutting all the way thru.
  • salt and pepper chicken to taste
  • stuff each slit with cream cheese mixture and place onto prepared pan
  • bake 20-25 minutes, depending on your oven and thickness of chicken breasts
  • top chicken breasts with your favorite sauce and cheese, then bake an additional 10 minutes.
  • Serve!

Topping the spinach stuffed chicken with your favorite homemade pizza (or marinara) sauce (found here), and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

(Here) is a link to my favorite parchment paper ~ ready to use!


The spinach stuffed chicken was filling enough that I really didn’t need to make the smash-pot potatoes (recipe will be shared soon)….the side salad would have been plenty.

The side salad was made up of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, red onion and shaved parmesan.

I could eat shaved parmesan as a snack….yummo!

The croutons were made by shredding (or ‘cubing’ if you like to keep it neat) day-old bread ~ like ciabatta, sourdough or french loaf ~ then toss it in a pan with a drizzle of olive oil and kosher salt, over low heat.


This dressing is a nice ‘house’ style dressing.

Making my own salad dressing has taught me three things ~ first of all how easy it is, second ~ most of the ingredients are house staples, and most of all that I now know what ingredients are in my dressing ~ and nothing beats being able to taste each ingredient that makes up the ‘house’ dressing with each bite!

House Style Dressing


  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (fresh if you have it)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp worcestershire sauce


  • whisk all ingredients and serve over salad

I just know your going to love this meal ~ let me know how much!



4 thoughts on “Spinach Stuffed Chicken and a Side Salad

  1. Sharon says:

    Yummy! You can cook for me anytime. 😉

    1. and I would, 🙂

  2. I need to try this soon!

    1. let me know if you do!

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