Bacon and Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Jan 29

We all already know this, but it doesn’t hurt to say it again. I love one skillet meals. This is almost a one skillet meal– I made the bacon and spinach for another recipe, so I doubled what I needed for the first recipe to make this recipe much, much easier!

I am still in love with the apple stuffed chicken over the summer, so I thought I would take a new take on it for the wintertime. It was a hit! This bacon and spinach stuffed chicken seemed like a pretty healthy recipe to me. Granted, it has bacon and cheese in it, but divided among four chicken breasts, it’s not too much fat per serving. I felt like it was complete and healthy meal in just one chicken breast- I hope you agree!

Stuffed chicken 1 -- Food Ramblings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, cooked/wilted
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar/fiesta blend cheese
  • 3 tbs Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbs cold water
  • 1 tbs cornstarch (flour also works)
  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy

Directions

Slice pockets in chicken breasts. If the pockets aren’t perfect, don’t worry. Set aside.

In a bowl, combine the spinach, bacon, cheese, and garlic salt. Divide the spinach and bacon mixture between the chicken breasts, stuffing it into the pockets. I had much more mixture than would fit in the chicken breasts. If this happens to you, just add it in the skillet along with the chicken breasts.

In a large, nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Brown the chicken breasts in a single layer, about 5 minutes per side. After browning both sides, pour in the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cover the skillet and simmer the chicken for 10-15 minutes, until cooked through.
Remove the stuffed chicken and apples to serving platter.

In a small bowl, whisk together the cold water and cornstarch and stir the cornstarch mixture into the juices left in the skillet. Bring the mixture to a boil, whisking or stirring, until the mixture is bubbling and thickened slightly. You can pour the gravy through a fine mesh strainer, but I didn’t do this- I liked having such bacon and spinach in the gravy. Pour gravy over the chicken.

Stuffed chicken 2 -- Food Ramblings

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Comments: 20

  1. That looks amazing. My kids love spinach and bacon, so I think this would be a hit in my family. I will definitely be giving the recipe a try.

  2. Aly Mashrah Jan 29 at 4:39 pm Reply

    That looks great! I love the addition of the spinach.

  3. Pam Jan 29 at 4:42 pm Reply

    This looks like something my whole family would enjoy. We eat a lot of chicken around my house and I am always looking for new ways to prepare it.

  4. Brandi Jan 29 at 5:05 pm Reply

    Sounds good. Since it has bacon in it, I know my kids would at least try it.

    You need to edit your recipe though. You left apples in the second paragraph and there are no apples in your ingredient list. :-)

  5. Angela Jan 29 at 5:46 pm Reply

    This sounds delish! You had me at bacon.

  6. Debbie L. Jan 29 at 6:33 pm Reply

    YUM! These look delicious! Chicken & Bacon & Spinach! Three great ingredients in one! Pinned!

  7. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell Jan 29 at 7:34 pm Reply

    I think bacon is worth every bit of naughty it might have inside of it. This recipe sounds wonderful!

  8. Debbie Denny Jan 29 at 7:54 pm Reply

    Outstanding! love this recipe and it looks yummy!

  9. Mama to 5 BLessings Jan 29 at 10:24 pm Reply

    :Looks great, love spinach – sounds like a good combination!

  10. Robyn Jan 29 at 11:00 pm Reply

    I love spinach, so I think I would love this.

  11. Lisa Jan 29 at 11:22 pm Reply

    That looks really good!

  12. brett Jan 29 at 11:56 pm Reply

    i’m all about chicken especially when you invite bacon to the party!

  13. Bacon + Spinach + Chicken = I am sold! Thank you for the recipe

  14. Brittnei Jan 30 at 1:50 am Reply

    I feel like a baby right now but two words: yum-my. LOL. I know that’s not two words but this looks that good! we love spinach in my house. My hubby might love this! I’m going to have to pin it for later!

  15. Danielle Jan 30 at 3:08 am Reply

    Oh wow, this looks so good, and not too difficult to prepare. I will definitely bookmark this, and give it a try. Thank you!

  16. Sherrie W. Jan 30 at 4:18 am Reply

    You already caught my attention at the title, so of course I had to click and let my mouth water for a good 15 minutes! Great great meal – thanks for the recipe!

  17. Kristyn Jan 30 at 6:37 am Reply

    mmmm my mouth is watering now!

  18. Cynthia L Jan 30 at 9:34 am Reply

    When I was in the store the other day, I saw some chicken breasts on sale. I didn’t get them! Man, I should have, this recipe looks good!

  19. Amanda Love Jan 30 at 10:40 am Reply

    Oh this actually looks super yummy! Hubby is a big fan of spinach and would so love for me to make this for me. Better yet I’ll give him the recipe and he can make it on his own since he’s better in the kitchen than I am.

  20. Danielle @ We Have It All Feb 01 at 2:33 pm Reply

    Oh! Bacon and spinach, that sounds tasty!

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