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Almond Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breast

 I am always looking for new ways to eat chicken…this is what was for dinner this week!


  • 2 chicken breasts thinned to about 1/4 inch thick (I put each chicken piece in between two pieces of saran wrap and pounded them with my mallet)
  • 1 onion (yellow or white), chopped
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 pieces of cooked bacon, crumbled into smaller pieces
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • coarsely ground almonds (I used the Herb-Pepper Almonds)
  • Toothpicks (to hold the chicken together!)

Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a saucepan and sauté onions and garlic for about 5 minutes.  Add spinach and bacon pieces, cook a few minutes more until it looks something like this…

Take your thinned out chicken breasts and place them on a cookie sheet. Divide the spinach onion mix and spread onto the chicken. Like this…

Roll chicken up and secure with a couple toothpicks. Brush with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Have  your coarsely ground almonds (I put my whole almonds in the food processor and gave it a couple grinds until they were in small little chunky pieces). Roll your chicken into the almonds and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 30 – 35 minutes.  When it comes out of the oven it will look something like this…

Don’t forget to take the toothpicks out, slice and enjoy!

For printable recipe click here.




  1. Melissa Smart

    Shelly, I made this last night, all I can say is YUMMY!! I don’t get to cook all that often (even though I enjoy it) cuz the boyfriend rules the kitchen but I even wowed him along with our friends. I got en email this morning asking for the recipe. I haven’t gone completely Paleo yet so I did added some feta cheese. Thanks for the recipe, I WILL be making this again.

    • Shelley

      Thanks for the feedback! My husband always says ‘chicken is so boring’ so I am constantly looking for new ways to cook it! I think this dish would also be good with sun-dried tomatoes somewhere in the mix!
      Take care,

      • Melissa Smart

        OOOO that sounds amazing I’ll have to add that one to the mix next time!! Thanks Shelley and Joey for do this and keeping us all informed I love all the recipes.


  2. Keenan Murphy

    Hey Shelley,

    My parents have been a little off about my diet thinking I was crazy and was starving myself. I just had them over for dinner and made this meal for them. They absolutely loved it! It was fantastic, and it was great to be able to inform them that it fit into the paleo diet.

    Thank you for posting it!
    Will make it again.


  3. Elena

    Thank you for your recipes! You have made my life so easy.
    This one is a favorite of mine. I like to add dried cranberries to the onion mix.

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