Today I’m sharing one of our all-time favorite chicken dishes. This creamy Stuffed Chicken with Boursin Cheese and Spinach is one of those easy chicken recipes that I know will please the entire family every time!
It’s got juicy chicken breasts stuffed with creamy, herby Boursin cheese and fresh, leafy spinach. The chicken bakes up super tender in its own juices and gets a beautiful golden brown crust.
Now that it’s August and thoughts turn to back-to-school, I know that this easy weeknight meal will be back in rotation. The prep is minimal and the oven does most of the work.
On busy weeknights, it’s a life saver. The kids always go back for seconds when I serve this dish!
What’s in this Creamy Boursin Chicken Recipe
This easy Boursin chicken recipe is made with simple ingredients, and most of them are pantry staples. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Look for pieces that are long instead of wide. It will be easier to roll them if they are longer. If you like dark meat, you could use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts.
- Boursin cheese. Choose the flavor of Boursin cheese that you like best, or that you can find at your local grocery store. My favorites for this recipe are the garlic and herb flavor and the shallot and chive flavor.
- Fresh spinach leaves
- Italian breadcrumbs
- Chicken broth. You could also use chicken stock.
- Lemon juice
- Dry seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper
How to Make this Stuffed Boursin Chicken recipe
I cut out some of the steps that you’d usually take to make classic chicken cutlets so that this recipe could be easier and healthier. So we’re skipping the egg and flour dredge and going right to the breadcrumbs.
Just mix the seasoned bread crumbs with the dry spices and coat the chicken on both sides. Then, spread the softened Boursin and spinach mixture onto one side of each breast .
Roll up each piece of chicken and arrange them in a baking dish. Then, pour the chicken broth and lemon juice in the spaces in between the pieces of chicken.
The key to this super tender chicken dish is to baste it during the baking process. Open the oven door at least once (I usually do it twice) during baking and baste the chicken in its own juices. It will come out amazing!
Find the full instructions in the recipe card below.
What is Boursin cheese?
Boursin cheese is a soft French cheese that was created by François Boursin, a dairy farmer. Boursin mixed together fresh, creamy cheese with a blend of aromatic herbs and garlic. The result was a velvety, spreadable cheese with a distinctive flavor profile that’s more than slightly addictive.
The classic Boursin cheese is made from pasteurized cow’s milk and enriched with a combination of garlic, chives, parsley, and other savory herbs. Use it in savory recipes, spread it onto crackers, dip veggies in it or just eat it off the spoon – there’s no wrong answer when it comes to this delicious cheese.
How to Serve this Boursin & Spinach Stuffed Chicken
Baste the chicken while it’s hot out of the oven one last time before you plate it so it’s nice and juicy.
Variations on this Boursin Chicken recipe
I love Boursin cheese so much because it goes with so many things! Here are some fun flavor twists you can do with this versatile dish:
- Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Stuffed Chicken: Mix chopped sun dried tomatoes and fresh basil with the Boursin cheese to make take the Mediterranean flavors over the top.
- Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Chicken: Artichokes are a natural pairing with spinach, so chop some up and mix them in with the spinach stuffing. It adds a deliciously rich flavor.
- Cheesy Italian Stuffed Chicken: Add shredded mozzarella cheese and diced roasted red peppers to the Boursin mixture before stuffing the chicken for an Old World-style flavor.
How to Store this Stuffed Chicken with Boursin and Spinach
If you have any leftover Boursin chicken, allow it to cool down to room temperature before refrigerating it.
The best way to store cooked chicken is to wrap it tightly in aluminum foil or store it in an airtight container. Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
When you make this Stuffed Chicken with Boursin Cheese & Spinach, I’d love to hear about it! Drop a rating or leave a comment below. Enjoy!
For more easy chicken recipes, try these:
- String Bean Chicken Recipe (Better than Panda Express!)
- Chipotle Chicken Melt with Avocado
- Chicken Chesapeake (with Maryland Crab)
For more weeknight meal ideas, try these:
- Easy Shrimp Mei Fun (Singapore Rice Noodles)
- Easy Taco Bake Recipe
- Sushi Bake Recipe with Spicy Tuna
Creamy Stuffed Chicken with Boursin Cheese & Spinach
- 1 8×8 baking dish
- 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups spinach leaves
- 2 5 oz. packages Boursin cheese
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1 lemon
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Allow Boursin cheese to soften at room temperature. Chop the spinach leaves.
- Slice each chicken breast crosswise to make 2 thinner pieces. You should have 8 thin chicken breasts in total.
- Combine breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Dredge the chicken in the bread crumb mixture on both sides.
- In a small bowl, stir the Boursin and chopped spinach together. Spread the cheese mixture down the center of each chicken breast. Roll up the chicken breast and place in the baking dish, seam side down.
- Whisk the juice of 1 lemon into the chicken broth. Pour the broth in between the chicken pieces in the baking dish. Drizzle the chicken generously with olive oil.
- Bake 45 minutes. Baste the chicken with the pan juices half way through baking, and again after you remove the pan from the oven.