This is a spicier version of spinach stuffed chicken breasts. They are both tender and delicious, and they look good too.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Place spinach in a large glass bowl, and heat in the microwave for 3 minutes, stirring every minute or so, or until wilted. Stir in sour cream, pepperjack cheese, and garlic.

  • Lay the chicken breasts out on a clean surface, and spoon some of the spinach mixture onto each one. Roll up chicken to enclose the spinach, then wrap each chicken breast with two slices of bacon. Secure with toothpicks, and arrange in a shallow baking dish.

  • Bake uncovered for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, then increase heat to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C), or use the oven's broiler to cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes to brown the bacon.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; 20.5 g total fat; 113 mg cholesterol; 565 mg sodium. 5.7 g carbohydrates; 36.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2006
VERY YUMMY! As always-marinate chicken in buttermilk for a few hours before preparing(1cup milk 1tbs white vinegar or lemon juice if no buttermilk on hand)-makes the chicken sooo moist.I cooked bacon half way in skillet and removed. Then I added the spinach and garlic to the same skillet and cooked down(thanks to a tip from another reviewer). When done I squeezed in paper towels to take out some of the grease. Then I mixed with sour cream a combo of mont jack and sharp cheddar cheese pepper salt a little each of curry powder red pepper flakes and hung paprika for a little xtra zip and rolled into chicken and cooked as directed with the bacon on top. Worth making. No leftovers-unfortunately! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/30/2007
I made this last night and it looked great but tasted horrible. Even my husband who will eat almost ANYTHING hated it. Neither one of us could eat more than a few bites. The worst part was that it wasn't a quick recipe to make and I wasted a lot of time on it only to have it turn out nasty. The evening started out with a gourmet-looking meal on our plates and ended with us eating frozen dinners. Sorry...but I won't be making this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2006
VERY YUMMY! As always-marinate chicken in buttermilk for a few hours before preparing(1cup milk 1tbs white vinegar or lemon juice if no buttermilk on hand)-makes the chicken sooo moist.I cooked bacon half way in skillet and removed. Then I added the spinach and garlic to the same skillet and cooked down(thanks to a tip from another reviewer). When done I squeezed in paper towels to take out some of the grease. Then I mixed with sour cream a combo of mont jack and sharp cheddar cheese pepper salt a little each of curry powder red pepper flakes and hung paprika for a little xtra zip and rolled into chicken and cooked as directed with the bacon on top. Worth making. No leftovers-unfortunately! Read More
(877)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2006
VERY YUMMY! As always-marinate chicken in buttermilk for a few hours before preparing(1cup milk 1tbs white vinegar or lemon juice if no buttermilk on hand)-makes the chicken sooo moist.I cooked bacon half way in skillet and removed. Then I added the spinach and garlic to the same skillet and cooked down(thanks to a tip from another reviewer). When done I squeezed in paper towels to take out some of the grease. Then I mixed with sour cream a combo of mont jack and sharp cheddar cheese pepper salt a little each of curry powder red pepper flakes and hung paprika for a little xtra zip and rolled into chicken and cooked as directed with the bacon on top. Worth making. No leftovers-unfortunately! Read More
(877)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2006
Awesomeeeeeeeeeeee dish. Looked like it was from a Gourmet Magazine. We did marinate the chicken in a buttermilk marinade as a previous user suggested. The bacon turned out great and we added tons of cheese. Mozzerella Parm Feta etc. We just cooked the spinach as directed on the label not with the microwave as the recipe suggests. We also actually ended up with a lot of the spinach/cheese-stuffing left over. Oh well. We probably measured something wrong. One suggestion: There was a ton of bacon grease that was sort of oozing out onto the baking dish when it was in the oven. Most of it got burned onto the baking dish. I'd suggest putting the chicken breasts on aluminum foil and then put that on a baking dish just to minimize the scrubbing of the burnt bacon grease off the baking dish. Very good chicken though. We used a lot of toothpicks but we probably didn't need to. Make sure you pound the breasts to 1/2 inch so it's easy to roll up too. Bottomline: Tasty tasty dish. Try it. 5 stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2005
After reading all the reviews I simplified the recipe slightly by using about half of a 10 oz. frozen package of spinach (well drained) cut the garlic down by half and added a bit more cheese. I precooked the bacon for about 4-5 minutes in the microwave and then placed two strips in an "X" over the top of the stuffed breast and tucked the ends underneath - no need for toothpicks. With 3-4 minutes under a broiler to finish off the bacon and a light sprinkling of more shredded cheese over the top these were fantastic! Simple enough to make for the family elegant enough to serve to company. Wow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2006
okay...so the "don't tamper with the recipe" people aren't going to be so happy but I absolutely loved this recipes but I made a lot of changes. I added feta and parmesan to the cheese mixture added sundried tomatoes and mushrooms onions and fresh basil to the spinach mixture as well as red pepper flakes for a kick. I also cut back on the bacon and it was still amazing. Great flavor chicken was juicy everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2008
This was very good....I half cooked the bacon. In the grease I sauteed the spinach tomato and garlic. I patted some of the grease out as suggested by another reviewer. I used about a half cup each of mozz. and parmesan cheese. I also seasoned the chicken breast with seasoned salt and seasoned the spinach mixture with garlic powder onion powder Tony's salt and pepper. We had some left over spinach stuff so I put it in a very small baking dish baked it and made a yummy dip out of it!:) That was delicious too!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/30/2007
I made this last night and it looked great but tasted horrible. Even my husband who will eat almost ANYTHING hated it. Neither one of us could eat more than a few bites. The worst part was that it wasn't a quick recipe to make and I wasted a lot of time on it only to have it turn out nasty. The evening started out with a gourmet-looking meal on our plates and ended with us eating frozen dinners. Sorry...but I won't be making this one again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2006
Really yummy. I didn't have pepperjack cheese so I used Monteray Jack instead. I made the full filling amount but only used 2 chicken breats.(It's just the 2 of us) I didn't have time to fill them so instead I just mounded the spinach mixture into a casserole dish and layed the chicken breasts of top and then covered the chicken with the baccon slices. I cooked it at 350 for about 25 mins and then finished it off by broiling it for about 5 mins to really crisp up the baccon. Very tasty! The baccon made the chicken SOOOO juicy. I'll make this again for sure.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2006
This recipe was great. I added a little salt to the spinach filling. Next time I would also season the chicken breasts before filling them. Overall great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2006
This was fabulous! I made a couple of changes: I used 1 cup of the pepper jack cheese and I also added 1/2 cup parmesan. I sauteed the spinach and garlic in 1 TBSP butter before adding the other ingredients and I sprinkled a little seasoning salt on the chicken. A little messy to make but it tastes great! Read More
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