These spinach-stuffed chicken breasts make an easy weeknight recipe or an impressive dinner for guests. Serve with brown rice and green beans to round out the meal.Spinach, like other leafy green vegetables, is a great source of heart-healthy folate. Folate is especially important during the early months of pregnancy.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350º.

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  • Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add leek, garlic, oregano, salt, crushed red pepper, and black pepper; cook and stir until leek is soft (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat and add the spinach, stirring to combine; set spinach mixture aside.

  • Cut the chicken breasts in half horizontally using a sharp knife. Place bottom halves of breasts in a 9- x 9-inch baking dish, setting top halves aside. Divide spinach filling evenly among breasts; top each portion with one-fourth of roasted red peppers, and replace the top halves of breasts.

  • Brush the top half of each chicken breast with melted butter; sprinkle with breadcrumbs, and spray lightly with cooking spray. Add wine to baking dish (avoiding the breadcrumbs), and bake for 40 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked.

  • Remove chicken from oven; let rest for 5 minutes before serving. To serve, cut each breast into 3 or 4 slices on the diagonal to expose the stuffing, or simply leave each portion whole.

Nutrition Facts

301 calories; fat 10g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; protein 33g; carbohydrates 16g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 81mg; iron 3mg; sodium 673mg; calcium 163mg.