Italian Style Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Here's the Dish

I love Italian food, except I don’t LOVE the loads of calories that come from carbohydrates found in the pasta! So, to solve this, I used all of my favorite Italian flavors and stuffed them into a chicken breast! Here you have it, one delicious protein-packed Italian dish that is sure to please!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 45-50 minutes.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 8×8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken breasts between two sheets of saran wrap (or in a large ziplock bag), and each pound chicken breast with meat pounder, (or rolling pin) until chicken is about 1/4 inch thick.


Meanwhile, mix together the spinach, feta, parmesan, cottage cheese, and seasoning in a small bowl. Lay the chicken breasts out on a clean surface, and evenly divide the spinach mixture between each chicken breast.


Roll up the chicken to enclose the spinach and cheese mixture, and arrange chicken in the baking dish, seam side down. (You could also secure each chicken breast with a toothpick).  Pour marinara sauce evenly over the stuffed chicken breasts. Sprinkle 1/4 cup parmesan cheese over the top if desired.


Bake for 35 minutes in preheated oven. Turn the heat up to 500 degrees, or turn on your oven’s broiler to brown the parmesan cheese for an additional 2-5 minutes. Remove chicken from the oven and enjoy with additional marinara sauce if desired!


1 lbBoneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 chicken breasts)
1/2 cupChopped spinach frozen, de-thawed and squeezed dry
1/4 cupFeta cheese
1/4 cupParmesan cheese
1/4 cupLow fat cottage cheese
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 cupMarinara sauce
OptionalTopping: 1/4 cup parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top. Serve with additional marinara sauce if desired.

Katie's Tip!

Serve with a side salad and you've got one delicious meal!

Nutrition Breakdown

4 Stuffed Chicken Breasts
180 Calories per Chicken Breast
5 g Fat
2 g Carbohydrates
33 g Protein
4 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Catherine C. said:

Its in the oven and it cannot cook fast enough!!! So excited for this meal :)

April 27th, 2012 — 7:22pm  |  Reply

Shelley said:

did you put a lid on the baking dish?

July 22nd, 2013 — 7:57pm  | 

Dashing Dish said:

no :) no need to!

July 23rd, 2013 — 10:51am  | 

Christin said:

I made this last week for dinner and it was a hit in our home! The chicken was so moist and yummy! This will definitely become a regular dish in our house! It’s so nice to find recipes with a healthy twist. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipes!

May 2nd, 2012 — 5:55pm  |  Reply

Kim S. said:

I am making this for the second time tonight & it is so delish! I love the ease of it,especially on a crazy weeknight:) Thank you SO much!

May 2nd, 2012 — 9:26pm  |  Reply

The Front Pocket said:

Oh my, this was probably the best italian chicken recipe I’ve had! Amazing, rich in flavor and so satisfying!! This will definitely be one for guests and a weekly menu item in our house! Thanks so much for this great recipe!

May 5th, 2012 — 2:13am  |  Reply

Pam Moore said:

Having this for dinner tonight!
Thank you Katie! :-)

May 8th, 2012 — 4:55pm  |  Reply

Katie B. said:

I made these for dinner tonight and they were AMAZING. So delicious and simple to make. My family loved it! Thanks for a great, healthy recipe!

May 21st, 2012 — 8:40pm  |  Reply

Sereta said:

is it the shredded parmesan or grated in the can?

October 3rd, 2012 — 11:43am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:


October 3rd, 2012 — 1:30pm  | 

Sereta said:

I am enjoying this right now with the baked macaroni & cheese. This has to be one of the most flavorful healthy meals EVER! THANK YOU!

October 14th, 2012 — 6:05pm  |  Reply

Jen Aquilino said:

I really enjoyed this dish! My husband isn’t a big fan of spinach so I think I will add a bit less spinach next time and he will like it better. He liked the spinach in the Skinny Lasagna soup, but I think all the other flavors in it helped. Must husband claims he doesn’t like feta cheese, but he liked it in this dish! :)

May 8th, 2013 — 9:30am  |  Reply

Tayra said:

Made this today for me & my hubby and we LOVED IT!!! will definitely make again!

June 5th, 2013 — 8:18pm  |  Reply

Emily Rowe said:

Made this for a dinner party on Saturday and it was a hit! My husband told me that it needs to go into our “rotation.” :-) PLUS – super easy!

October 21st, 2013 — 1:37pm  |  Reply

merita said:

I’m trying to use the items I have at home so instead of Feta can I use mozzarella? and instead of cottage cheese can I use ricotta?

November 19th, 2013 — 7:59pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

sure can :)

November 20th, 2013 — 5:19am  | 

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