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Spinach and Swiss Cheese Stuffed Chicken Thighs

Spinach and Swiss Cheese Stuffed Chicken Thighs – simple and delicious recipe that's healthy, easy and quick to put together.  
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 311kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken thighs boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3.5 oz frozen spinach thawed and chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3.5 oz Swiss cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 oz swiss cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Wash and pat dry chicken thighs; lay them flat, inside up. Season with oregano, salt, pepper and paprika on both sides.
  • In a skillet heat the olive oil. Add onion to skillet and saute until onion is translucent. Add spinach; season with salt and pepper and paprika. Cook for 2 minutes. Let cool.
  • Add the 3.5 oz Swiss cheese to spinach mixture and mix well.
  • Place 2 tbsp of spinach and cheese mixture on each thigh, evenly dispersing the remaining filling among the thighs as needed.
  • Close the thighs and secure with toothpicks, 2 per thigh.
  • Add thighs to a 8x8 baking dish. Mix wine with more seasoning, such as salt, pepper, paprika and oregano and pour wine over thighs. Cover with foil and bake at 350 F degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the chicken. Bake for another 15 minutes. until cheese has melted.
  • Serve over rice.

Notes

Cheddar cheese can be used in place of the Swiss cheese as well.
 
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1thigh | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 490mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2340IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 1.8mg