Garlic Spinach Stuffed Chicken - Whole Foods

I had a wonderful class last night at Whole Foods Friendship Heights location. The theme was GOOD, BETTER, BEST.

I used CHICKEN as my main ingredient and made 3 dishes - a good dish (not so healthy), a better dish (healthier) and a best dish (healthiest)


1) Chicken in Pomegranate Cream Sauce

2) Chicken and Coconut Rice Pulao

3) Garlic Spinach Stuffed Chicken


Everyone had a great time!


Garlic Spinach stuffed Chicken



2 Chicken Breasts, each butterflied

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder


Garlic Spinach

2 Tablespoons oil

1 Tablespoon cumin seeds

4-5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

4 cups chopped spinach

1 cup chopped Roma tomatoes

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Salt to taste




 In a mixing bowl, add chicken and ground spices and apply the spices onto the chicken. Set aside.

 Meanwhile, in a saute pan, heat oil over medium heat.

 Add cumin seeds and garlic, and saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring once every minute.

 Add spinach and mix. Cook for about 10 minutes.

 Add tomatoes and salt, stir, cook for another 3-4 minutes and set aside to cool.

 Take one chicken breast and lay it flat on a flat board, place ½ cup spinach and spread it to cover the breast. Roll the breast and seal it using a couple of tooth picks. Repeat with the other breast.

 Heat the saute pan again, pour some oil and saute chicken breasts for 5 minutes on each side over medium low heat or until completely cooked. Remove and set aside. Cool for 10 minutes.

 Slice in 2 inch thick pieces and serve.

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