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Recipe Tuesday: Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Parmesan and Spinach

Another delicious recipe, ideal for those following the South Beach Diet, but fantastic for everyone really. Just add more veggies or some rice on the side for quite a full meal.


  • 1 boned, skinned chicken-breast half (4 oz)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach (or a couple of balls of frozen spinach defrosted for 2 minutes in the microwave)
  • 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Heat 2 tsp oil in a medium skillet.
  3. Add spinach and sauté until wilted.
  4. Remove from heat
  5. Stir the spinach into the parmesan cheese and add salt and pepper.
  6. Cut a lengthwise pocket halfway through center of chicken breast.
  7. Stuff the spinach/cheese mixture into the chicken pocket then secure with oiled wooden toothpicks.
  8. Brush chicken with remaining 1 tsp oil and sprinkle with pepper.
  9. Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  10. Remove toothpicks and serve.
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