Maria's Stuffed Chicken Breasts


This is a great and easy chicken dish with a twist. How do you cook some chicken like Maria?! Like this!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
4 servings


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste. Slit open on the side for stuffing; set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, spinach, garlic, eggs and 3/4 of the cheese. Mix well and stuff each breast with 1/4 of the mixture; secure with toothpicks and place stuffed breasts in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour sauce over all and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 60 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

578 Calories
26g Fat
26g Carbs
58g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 578
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 231mg 77%
Sodium 1102mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 58g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 887mg 68%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 987mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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