Chicken stuffed with spinach and feta
Preparation time: 50 min
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 medium red onion, small dice
3 cups spinach leaves, tough stems removed, washed thoroughly and dried (about 3 ounces)
Freshly ground black pepper
2 (10-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 1 1/2 ounces)
1.Heat the oven to 350 F. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion and saute until soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add spinach and saute until wilted and water evaporates, about 2 minutes. Add nutmeg and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Remove mixture from the pan and transfer to a bowl to cool. Wipe out the pan and set aside.
2.Cut each chicken breast in half horizontally. Using a mallet or the bottom of a pan, pound chicken pieces to an even thickness, about 1/4 inch thick. Season all over with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
3.Stir feta into cooled spinach mixture. Lay chicken breasts on a cutting board so the narrowest ends face you. Place 1/4 of the spinach mixture halfway up each chicken piece. Fold the bottom of the chicken up over the filling to enclose it, then roll into a tight cylinder. Use toothpicks or butcher's twine to secure the rolls. Repeat with remaining chicken and filling.
4.Return the frying pan to medium-high heat and add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Once oil is shimmering, place chicken breasts in the pan and cook undisturbed until golden brown, about 4 to 6 minutes. Turn breasts over and transfer the pan to the oven. Bake until the filling is hot and the interior of the chicken rolls is white but still juicy, about 8 minutes.