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Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

Simple and easy chicken breast recipe stuffed with spinach, 3 cheese blend, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and Herbs. Tender, juicy, and rich.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 514kcal
Author Rena


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt and pepper to season
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 4 oz frozen spinach thawed and squeezed
  • 8 oz cream cheese divided
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil separated from the oil, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 garlic cloves minced and divided
  • 2 shallots diced
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  • Cut a lengthways pocket to each chicken breast. Season the chicken breast with salt, pepper, and dried basil on both sides and into the pocket too.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the spinach, half of the cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella, parmesan, and half of the garlic.
  • Stuff the chicken pockets with spinach mixture. Seal each with a toothpick.
  • Heat the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the stuffed chicken and sear until golden on both sides, about 8-10 minutes in total. Set aside on a plate.
  • To the same skillet, add the remaining garlic together with the shallots and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Pour the stock and simmer over medium heat for a couple of minutes to deglaze the pan. Stir in the remaining cream cheese.
  • Return the chicken to the pan and into the sauce, and spoon the hot sauce over.
  • Cover the pan and cook over low heat for 10-12 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the internal temp shows 165F.


  • Serving size: one stuffed chicken breast.
  • Use any oil of choice. 
  • Sun-dried tomatoes can be packed in oil or dried in bags.
  • Spinach can be fresh or frozen.
  • Use boneless and skinless chicken breast


Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 1161mg | Potassium: 957mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4448IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 3mg