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Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
Spinach, like other leafy green vegetables, is a great source of heart-healthy folate. Folate is especially important during the early months of pregnancy.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup thinly sliced leek (about 1 large)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
- 4 medium about 5 ounces each boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of excess fat
- 3 ounces bottled roasted red peppers, divided (about 1 1/4 peppers)
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1⁄4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- cooking spray
- 1⁄4 cup dry white wine
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 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 9x9-inch baking dish, setting top halves aside. Divide spinach filling evenly among breasts; top each portion with one-fourth of roasted 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.