Cajun Chicken Stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese & Spinach

I absolutely love chicken. Here’s a new way to prepare your chicken if you haven’t tried stuffing it!

 

Another Pinterest find. This one is from Cooking Creation. For whatever reason, I have never attempted stuffed chicken anything. This was pretty simple and straightforward and now that I know I can stuff all sorts of things in my chicken, I am definitely going to be making this more often!

 

I was going to serve this with risotto (can you tell I was in a cheesy mood?) but ran out of time and made the risotto later. . which actually worked out because these stuffed chicken breasts were a meal in itself! Next time I might try stuffing this sucker with kale. Why not? Hope you enjoy!

 

Cajun Chicken Stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese & Spinach

 

Cajun Chicken Stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese & Spinach
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded (you can use up to 6 oz & more to sprinkle on top if desired)
  • 1 c frozen spinach, thawed and drained (you can also use fresh cooked spinach)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning – see below for the homemade Cajun spice recipe
  • 1 tbsp breadcrumbs or panko
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Special equipment: Toothpicks and a meat tenderizer
  • Cajun Seasoning Mix
  • ¾ tbsp paprika
  • ¾ tsp onion salt
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • ⅛ tsp oregano
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Flatten the chicken to ¼-inch thickness.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the mozzarella cheese, spinach, salt and pepper.
  3. Combine the Cajun seasoning and breadcrumbs together in a small bowl.
  4. Spoon about ¼ c of the spinach mixture onto each chicken breast. Roll each chicken breast tightly and fasten the seams with your toothpicks. I only used 1 toothpick per chicken breast but you can use as many as you need to close your chicken.
  5. Brush each chicken breast with the olive oil. Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning mixture evenly over all. Place the chicken seam-side down onto a tin foil-lined baking sheet (for easy cleanup). Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Remove the toothpicks before serving. Sprinkle additional cheese if desired while chicken is still hot.

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to "Cajun Chicken Stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese & Spinach"

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  1. Shaunna

    August 24, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I love stuffing chicken and pork….this looks yummy with all of the spinach oozing out.

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    • hipfoodiemom

      August 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      Thank you so much! This really was delicious!

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