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Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken

with Basmati Rice

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We love stuffed chicken here at HelloFresh! Swiss and spinach stuffed chicken breasts get an upgrade with a finishing drizzle of pesto sauce. This stuffed chicken dream is served over fluffy basmati rice.


Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.

Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

2 unit

Chicken Breasts

56 g

Baby Spinach

½ cup

Swiss Cheese


¼ cup

Basil Pesto

(ContainsMilk/Lait, Soy/Soja)

¾ cup

Basmati Rice

200 g


3 g


1 tbsp

Italian Seasoning


3 tbsp

Sour Cream


1 unit

Chicken Broth Concentrate

Not included in your delivery

2 tbsp

Unsalted Butter*


1 tbsp


¼ tsp

Salt and Pepper*

Nutrition Values
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)3598 kJ
Calories860 kcal
Fat41 g
Saturated Fat18 g
Carbohydrate68 g
Sugar4 g
Dietary Fiber1 g
Protein57 g
Cholesterol185 mg
Sodium820 mg
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Baking Sheet
Medium Pot
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Small Bowl
Paper Towel
Large Non-Stick Pan
Aluminum Foil
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Before starting, preheat the oven to 425°F. Wash and dry all produce. Remove 2 tbsp butter (dbl for 4ppl) from the fridge and set aside to come up to room temperature! Finely chop spinach. Cut zucchini into 1/2-inch thick half moons. Peel, then mince or grate garlic. Toss zucchini and 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning with 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl both for 4ppl) on a baking sheet. Set aside. Add 1 1/4 cups water (dbl for 4ppl) and broth concentrates in a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.


While water boils, add cheese, spinach, garlic and 2 tbsp room temp butter (dbl for 4ppl) in a small bowl. Mash together with a fork to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Add rice to the pot of boiling water. Reduce heat to low. Cook, still covered, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 12-14 min.


While rice cooks, pat chicken dry with paper towels. Carefully slice into centre of each breast ,parallel to cutting board, leaving 1-inch intact on the other end. Open up each breast like a book and season with salt and pepper. Divide cheese filling between each breast, then fold closed.


Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4ppl), then chicken. Pan-fry, until golden-brown, 2-3 min per side. Remove the pan from heat. Transfer chicken to the baking sheet with zucchini. Bake in middle of oven, until chicken is cooked through and zucchini is tender, 10-12 min.**


While chicken is in the oven, set aside the large pan to cool slightly, 3-4 min. (NOTE: This helps reduce residual heat.) Once cooled, heat the same pan over medium heat. When hot, add pesto, sour cream and 2 tbsp water (dbl for 4ppl). Cook, stirring occasionally, until pesto is warmed through, 2-3 min. Fluff rice with a fork, then season with salt.


When chicken is done, remove from the baking sheet. Cover loosely with foil and set aside to cool, 4-5 min. Divide stuffed chicken, rice and zucchini between plates. Drizzle pesto sauce over rice and chicken.