Spinach and Feta Chicken - quick and easy - minimal ingredient list too


This is basically the chicken version of one of  my favorite Greek Pizzas.  

PLAY WITH THE AMOUNTS.   I discovered I like it better when I use tons of feta cheese.  Adjust everything as you like.  Garlic or no.  More feta or less.  More mozzarella... or less.  Amounts of seasoning on the chicken?  All good.  (Kalamata olives... or not.  Want to add sun dried tomatoes and rings of red onion?  Cool.  Yes.   Or no.  Your call.)

Spinach and Feta Chicken

4 thin Chicken Breasts* 
Italian Seasoning
Salt and Pepper
1-2 T Avocado Oil or Olive Oil
2 - 3 handfuls of Fresh Spinach
1- 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 c Mozzarella Cheese - shredded
1/2 - 1 c Feta Cheese, crumbled

*I buy chicken breasts at Sams and Costco - which are really thick.  I slice two (2) breasts in half lengthwise to make 4 nice sized chicken breasts. 

Either pound your regular chicken breasts to make them rather flat, or do as I do and slice them lengthwise.  Lay them in a pan with oil.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, oregano and Italian seasoning and some garlic.  Put them into a 400 degree oven to bake while you make the sauce.  Set the oven timer for about 17 minutes.

In a pan on the stove add more oil to the bottom and heat to a nice medium low.  Add spinach leaves and they start to wilt immediately.  Add a package of cream cheese (8 oz.).  Turn off the heat and stir until melted.  By now the chicken should be about ready to 'top'.  

Top the chicken breasts with the spinach and cream cheese mixture.  Cover everything with some shredded mozzarella and crumbled feta cheese.  Add other things if you wish (kalamata olives, red onion, sun dried tomato) but I think we like ours without all the extras best.

Return to the oven to bake at 375 for about 25-30 minutes more.  Serve hot.

This is a quadruple batch - so, lots of chicken breasts!  Seasoned.

Into the oven

Wilting the spinach

Adding cream cheese

 Chicken is out of the oven (partially cooked) and ready to be topped with the spinach and cheeses

Spinach and Cream Cheese

All the cheeses, plus some kalamata olives this time...

Out of the oven and ready to serve a crowd.

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