SPINACH STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS


SPINACH STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS
4 chicken breasts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt, divided
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 ½ cups chopped fresh spinach
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 180°C.
Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and drizzle with olive oil. Add the paprika, ½ teaspoon salt, garlic powder, and onion powder to a small bowl and stir to combine. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of the chicken. Use a sharp knife to cut a pocket into the side of each chicken breast. Set chicken aside.
Add cream cheese, Parmesan, mayonnaise, spinach, garlic, red pepper and remaining ½ teaspoon of salt to a small mixing bowl and stir well to combine. Spoon the spinach mixture into each chicken breast evenly. Place the chicken breasts in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Recipe posted by Amanda Scholtz