Stuffed Chicken with Spinach and Swiss

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Stuffed chicken with Swiss and spinach Contributed by Natalie Stoner, RD, LDN, and Paige Vondran, BS

Serves: 2 portions
320 kcal per portion


  • 2 raw chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 3 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup raw spinach
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, for topping
  • Dry seasonings: salt, pepper, and garlic powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt butter in a sauté pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the Swiss cheese and raw spinach.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  5. Stir ingredients together to melt the cheese and wilt the spinach.
  6. Slice the raw chicken breasts horizontally to create a large pocket though the center.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Place the sliced chicken on the parchment paper.
  9. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  10. Scoop the cheesy spinach mixture into the center pocket of the chicken breast.
  11. Bake stuffed chicken breasts for 30-35 minutes until chicken is fully cooked.
  12. Remove from the oven, place 1 Tbsp. butter over top of cooked chicken breasts.
  13. Serve warm.

Tips and Tricks

  • Chicken can be substituted with other meats such as turkey breasts, steak, etc.
  • Spinach can be substituted with other vegetables such as broccoli, kale, asparagus, etc.
  • Swiss cheese can be substituted with other cheeses such as Monterey Jack, Muenster, etc.
  • Serve with a side dish for increased calories.

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