● 1 1/2 lbs chicken breast ; boneless & skinless
● 2 tbsp. butter
● 2 tbsp. veggie oil
● 3 lrg cloves garlic ; crushed & chopped
● 1 small onion ; chopped, if desired (added when garlic is added)
● Salt ; & pepper to taste
● 12 oz. bag fresh spinach ; torn
● 1 (6 oz) box stuffing mix ; chicken flavor
● 1 -1 1/2 cups low-fat mayo
● 1 -1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
● cooking ; spray
*Melt butter & oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet.
*Add garlic & sautee briefly
*Add chicken breasts, season to taste with salt & pepper and cook until browned and just cooked through
*Remove chicken from pan and add spinach to the pan, then cover.
*Allow spinach to cook on low heat just until wilted; DO NOT STIR SPINACH
*Meanwhile, cook stuffing per package instructions & set aside.
*Cube chicken into bite size pieces & place in medium mixing bowl.
*Add 1 cup mayonnaise & stir until all of chicken is coated
*Blend in shredded cheese and stir until chicken is evenly coated.
*Add more mayo if needed for chicken and cheese to stick together
*Spray bottom of lrg casserole dish with cooking spray
*Spread chicken mixture evenly into bottom of baking dish
*Place spinach on top of chicken mixture in a layer, spreading out evenly across dish
*Layer stuffing over spinach layer evenly.
*Cover & bake for 40 minutes, or until bubbly at the edges.
*Remove lid, turn oven off and allow casserole dish to sit in oven for additional 10 minutes to allow stuffing to dry slightly & “crisp” on top
(I also make this with frozen spinach – just thaw and wring out the water)- I just add it then to to casserole without cooking
This freezes wonderfully – just allow to defrost in refrigerator.