Arugula was on sale and I wanted to find new ways to use it. This became a quick favorite. I've found that there's no need to preheat the oven; a little longer cooking time produces a juicy thigh with crispy skin.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Stuff spinach leaves, arugula, and garlic under the skin of the chicken thigh and place on a baking dish. Sprinkle with seasoned salt.

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  • Bake chicken thigh in the oven set at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 50 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; 11.9 g total fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 308 mg sodium. 2.2 g carbohydrates; 19.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2012
This was SO delicious. I did tweak the recipe a bit - before I stuffed the thighs I drizzled the greens/garlic with a little olive oil and mixed in some grated parmesan. The result was a flavorful juicy piece of chicken. Yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/23/2017
There was no flavor to this dish. I only gave it the two stars due to the fact that the spinach/arugula was the "healthy" to this dish. Read More
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2012
This was SO delicious. I did tweak the recipe a bit - before I stuffed the thighs I drizzled the greens/garlic with a little olive oil and mixed in some grated parmesan. The result was a flavorful juicy piece of chicken. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2012
This was SO delicious. I did tweak the recipe a bit - before I stuffed the thighs I drizzled the greens/garlic with a little olive oil and mixed in some grated parmesan. The result was a flavorful juicy piece of chicken. Yum! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2013
I really enjoyed this chicken! Hubby is traveling so I was looking for smaller portion recipes. I made two chicken thighs and wow very impressive! You can really stuff a lot under the skin so don't be afraid of the amounts! I think next time I might rub some seasoned salt under the skin and all over the chicken. 1/4 tsp was a bit much for my taste for just sprinkling on the top. This would make a nice meal for company since it looks impressive but takes very little effort. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2013
OMG...this is one of the easiest and quickest-prep dishes I have ever made! Love love loved it! I used all spinach because I didn't have any arugula. Before stuffing the chicken I drizzled a bit of EVOO on the spinach added garlic and Parmesan to it then mixed well to coat the spinach. I lightly sprinkled the stuffed breast with seasoned salt and black pepper. The chicken was moist the skin was crisp and my husband loved it! He thought it belonged in a restaurant. It was so good and EASY! We will be making this again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2015
This recipe was fantastic! After trying the original I put my own spin on it. I put seasoned salt and black pepper under the skin as well as on top. I also mixed garlic and crumbled feta in the greens prior to stuffing. You can't go wrong with this chicken dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2015
I cooked it for one hour. It was swimming in juice. It was very very juicy. I'm not sure where all the juice comes from but it was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2015
Super simple recipe and taste good too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2016
Delicious budget friendly and easy!!! I added some cheese to the spinach mixture but followed the rest as written... Thank You for this recipe! Will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2017
Very yum except I used boneless chix instead. Very healthy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2016
This is a very good recipe and easy to make. I used home-grown spinach which is plentiful now. I didn't use arugula at all just spinach. I added olive oil and grated parm. My husband liked it too. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
03/23/2017
There was no flavor to this dish. I only gave it the two stars due to the fact that the spinach/arugula was the "healthy" to this dish. Read More