Spinach-Artichoke Stuffed Chicken with Farmer Cheese


The combination of artichoke hearts, spinach, Parmesan cheese, and Farmer Cheese gives the best flavor for a light, yet satisfying Spinach-Artichoke Stuffed Chicken!

The best part is that instead of traditional cream cheese, I've swapped it out for my all-time favorite, Lifeway Kefir Farmer Cheese.

What is Lifeway Farmer Cheese?

It is a reduced fat, low-calorie cultured soft cheese made with their Old World recipe. Learn more by clicking here :)

What does Farmer Cheese taste like?

I find it to be a mild cross between cream cheese and ricotta cheese. It's slightly tangy with its distinctive flavor, and adds the most nutrient-dense richness to your recipes. It's spreadable and more mild in flavor, which makes it a great alternative in a variety of recipe!

How do you make Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Chicken?

Ready to be mind blown by how easy it is....

Step 1: Mix ingredients.

Spinach (fresh or frozen and thawed), Farmer Cheese, Parmesan or Shredded Mozzarella, Artichoke Hearts, and Dijon Mustard

Step 2: Season Chicken.

Season the chicken breasts with sea salt, black pepper, and dried Italian herbs, then cut a slit 3/4th of the way into the center.

Step 1: Stuff Chicken.

Stuff the chicken with the spinach artichoke dip.

Step 4: Sear in a skillet.

Sear each stuffed chicken breasts in a cast iron (or oven safe) skillet with olive oil.

Step 5: Bake until fully cooked.

Transfer the skillet to the oven to bake until fully cooked, let rest 5-8 minutes, then enjoy warm!

Why use Farmer Cheese instead of cream cheese?

If there's a lighter more nutrient-dense option that still taste just as yummy, then I am ALL about it!

Lifeway Farmer Cheese is special in so many more ways than just being absolutely delicious:

  • Up to 99% Lactose-Free
  • 12 Live and Active Probiotics
  • 13g of Protein per serving
  • High in Calcium
  • Gluten-Free

Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL

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Spinach-Artichoke Stuffed Chicken with Farmer Cheese



  • 1 lb. Chicken Breasts, about 2-3 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp. Dried Italian Seasoning/Herbs
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

For the Spinach-Artichoke Stuffing:

  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup Frozen Spinach, thawed, 2 oz
  • 1/2 cup Lifeway Farmer Cheese, 4 oz, lightly strained to remove excess liquids
  • 1/4 cup Artichoke Hearts, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan, grated, or Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the thawed spinach, farmer cheese, chopped artichoke hearts, parmesan, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt.
  • Make a slit in each chicken breasts 3/4th of the way into the center, so that it will still fold over the stuffing. Season with the Italian dried herbs, sea salt, and black pepper.
  • (Optional) Lightly pound the chicken.
  • Evenly distribute and stuff the inside of the chicken breasts with the stuffing. Fold over the top of the chicken, the press down to set in place.
  • Heat up the olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the chicken to sear on both sides for 3-4 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown.
  • Transfer the oven-safe skillet into the preheated oven to bake for 25-35 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts. It is fully cooked when chicken internal temperature reaches 165F. Let rest for 5-6 minutes, then enjoy warm!

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