Stove Top Cream Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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cream cheese chicken breasts

This was an easy recipe that I cooked up one night on the stove!  It took only about 15 minutes start to finish!  Be sure to scrape up the brown bits to create a sauce to go along with your chicken!

If you’re not a huge fan of spinach, you could definitely substitute it with mushrooms or peppers.

5 from 3 votes
Review Recipe

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine American
Tender chicken with a creamy spinach filling.


  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 Cup Cream Cheese or Light Cream Cheese
  • 2 Slices of Bacon Cooked Crisp and drained
  • 1 Cup of cooked , cooled spinach chopped or 1 cup of frozen chopped spinach thawed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Chicken Broth (I use reduced sodium, in a box)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive oil

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  • In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, crumbled bacon, garlic powder and spinach. Mix well.
  • Slice each chicken breast across most of the way so you can open it like a book. (Do not cut it all the way.)
  • Spread 1/4 of the cream cheese mixture on each chicken breast and "close" the breast so the cream cheese is inside. Season the outside with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet on medium high and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook the chicken for about 3-4 minutes or until browned on one side.
  • Flip the chicken over, add 1/2 cup of chicken broth and place the lid on. If the broth evaporates from the skillet, continue to add 1/3 cup at a time until the chicken is finished.
  • Allow to cook about 8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (170 degrees).
  • Once finished, remove chicken form the pan.
Sauce (optional)
  • If no broth remains in the pan, add 1/4 cup broth and using a whisk, scrape up any little brown bits on the bottom. Stir in 1 tablespoon of cream cheese and let bubble until thick. Pour over chicken and serve!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 320, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 118mg, Sodium: 373mg, Potassium: 542mg, Vitamin A: 1120IU, Vitamin C: 3.5mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 0.8mg
Keyword spinach stuffed chicken, stuffed chicken brests


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