Cheese, Spinach and Cottage Cheese? Yep, you heard that right. And it’s so good!
Make things a little lighter but still with all the amazing flavors. Easy to make too which is a must have for me.
I used my favorite Hiland Dairy Cottage Cheese (literally the only one I will eat because I’m a cottage cheese snob) Mix it with spinach, cheese and some spices and pack it into a nice little chicken pocket. Cover it all with some tomato sauce and more cheese, of course and you will be adding this one to your dinner rotation.
Check out the recipe below and let me know what you think!
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A delicious mix of cheese, spinach and Hiland Dairy Cottage Cheese all packed into a nice little chicken pocket. Topped with tomato sauce and cheese. Such an easy, healthy and delicious dinner.
1 pound boneless chicken breasts
Spinach, 8 ounce bag
1 Tablespoon minced garlic or powder
½ cup Hiland Dairy Cottage Cheese
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 cup spaghetti sauce
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
Slice the middle of the chicken breast on the side to make a pocket that you will stuff the spinach mixture in. Sprinkle salt and pepper over top of the chicken and set aside.
In a medium saute pan on medium heat, drizzle olive oil and heat.
Add the spinach, garlic and a large pinch of salt. Cook and stir until spinach is wilted down. About 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for a few minutes.
In a medium bowl, combine the cottage cheese, ½ cup mozzarella cheese, egg, salt and pepper. Mix and then add cooked spinach and combine.
Spoon cottage cheese mixture into the chicken breast pockets. Hold closed with a toothpick. Spoon remaining cottage cheese mixture over the chicken breasts.
Pour spaghetti sauce over the chicken breasts and then cover the baking dish with foil.
Bake covered for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, uncover and sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese over the chicken breasts. Bake again, uncovered for another 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let sit for about 5 minutes. Serve with pasta, veggies or your favorite side. Enjoy!
Use toothpicks to keep the chicken together after you pack it, you can keep those in during backing and remove before eating.