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Roasted Red Pepper Spinach Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken
Chicken breasts are stuffed with flavorful roasted red peppers, gooey mozzarella cheese, and fresh baby spinach for the easiest twist on stuffed chicken!
Servings 4 servings
- 4 medium chicken breasts (about 2 lbs)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers (sliced into strips)
- 1-1/2 cups fresh baby spinach
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
Pat chicken breasts dry and cut a horizontal slit in each about 2/3 through. Season with salt and pepper and dredge each breast in flour, shaking off excess.
In a large oven-safe skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil and butter over medium-high heat until shimmery. Sear chicken on both sides 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown. Transfer to plate and set aside.
In same skillet over medium-high heat, saute roasted red peppers, and spinach in remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil until spinach is wilted, about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 additional minute until fragrant. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer filling to a small bowl.
Return chicken to skillet off-heat. Fill each chicken breast with a slice of mozzarella cheese and roasted red pepper mixture using toothpicks to secure. Bake at 375F 20-25 minutes or until chicken registers 165F. Remove toothpicks before serving and enjoy!