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Instant Pot Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

Instant Pot Stuffed Chicken Breast wrapped in bacon and served with asparagus

This Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast is wrapped in bacon and made in the Instant Pot. 

 

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Making stuffed chicken breasts is really simple to do.  Simply place the chicken flat on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to slice the chicken on one side from top to bottom.  Don’t cut all the way through, you’ll end up with two breasts.  Open the chicken breast up and you’ll have a butterflied chicken breast. 

After combining the ingredients that you will stuff the breasts with, spread the mixture evenly on one side of the chicken breast.  Fold the chicken back over and then wrap the chicken with a slice of bacon to hold the stuffed chicken breast closed.

 

Instant Pot Stuffed Chicken Breasts on gray plate and served with asparagus
 

Sauteing the Chicken Breast

After setting the Instant Pot to Saute and adding the oil for frying, add the chicken breasts one or two breasts at a time.  It’s important to get your bacon browned now or else it will not have the crispy look or texture once it is done pressure cooking.  Make sure the chicken is browned on all sides and browned evenly.

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Deglazing the Pot

To avoid getting the dreaded, “Burn” notice on your Instant Pot, this is a very important step.  Make sure to scrape the pot clean of any bits that may be stuck to the bottom.  If you have food stuck to the bottom of the pot, the Instant Pot will have trouble coming to pressure and you will get a burn notice.  It’s always important to deglaze your pot anytime you are using the Saute feature. 

 

Instant Pot Stuffed Chicken Breasts on gray plate and served with asparagus

 

To make this recipe, I used the following accessories:

Instant Pot 6 Qt. Pressure Cooker

Steamer Rack Trivet

 

 

Instant Pot Stuffed Chicken Breast wrapped in bacon and served with asparagus

Instant Pot Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

Spinach and ricotta cheese stuffed chicken breast made in the Instant Pot.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breast, chicken, spinach, stuffed
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
NR: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 breasts

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup spinach chopped
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 bacon slices
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil for sauteing

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, spinach, and salt.
  • Combine the paprika, 1/2 tsp salt, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl.
  • Rub the spice mixture onto the chicken evenly. 
  • Butterfly fillet the chicken breasts and pound chicken out if necessary. (About 1/4 inch thick
  • Spread cheese mixture evenly on one side of the chicken breasts and fold over.
  • Wrap one bacon slice around each breast in the center.
  • Turn Instant Pot on saute. 
  • Pour 2 tbsp of oil in pot and brown chicken breast well on both sides one or two breasts at a time.
  • Set chicken aside and deglaze pot by scraping and pour 1 cup of water in the pot and press cancel.
  • Place trivet inside the pot and stack the stuffed chicken breasts in the pot.
  • Close the Instant Pot and set it to manual for 15 minutes.
  • Allow NR for 15 minutes before serving.
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Instant Pot Stuffed Chicken Breasts on gray plate and served with asparagus
 

 

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