We eat a lot of chicken in our house and are always looking for ways to mix it up. We put all the flavors we liked into one dish: chicken, spinach and cheese! This is one of those meals that is filling and full of good for you foods.
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Vegetable Medley
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
4 oz monterey jack cheese, shredded (use pepper-jack if you like more spice)
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for brushing
1 cup yellow squash, chopped
1 cup zucchini, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, diced and seeded
1 1/2 cups succotash (1/2 of 16 oz frozen bag)
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
Cut a deep, 2 inch wide pocket in the thickest part of each chicken breast. Stuff with cheese and spinach. Brush chicken with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and granulated garlic.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in frying pan over medium heat. Cook chicken until browned and the thickest part of the breast is 155 degrees, about 5-7 minutes per side.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in frying pan over high heat. Add succotash, jalapeno pepper, zucchini and squash with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium. Cook until lima beans are tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and cook 2 more minutes.