The last thing anyone wants to do after a long day of work is to come home and start to make a complicated, time-consuming recipe for dinner. But on the other hand, sometimes takeout from your favorite Chinese joint or a slice of pizza just won't do. Enter this recipe, which puts dinner on the table in just 30 minutes!


  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 4 Ounce cremini mushrooms, diced
  • 1/2 Cup fresh spinach leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 Cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat


Step 1

In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil until shimmering.

Step 2

Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Step 3

Add the onion and cook until slightly translucent, about 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add the mushrooms and spinach and cook for another 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 5

Remove vegetables from heat. Stir in mozzarella cheese and mix until incorporated.

Step 6

Using a sharp knife, slice a slit into the side of each chicken breast. Move the knife back and forth to make a pocket.

Step 7

Season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Stuff each chicken breast with some of the mushroom mixture. If needed, use a wooden toothpick to keep the stuffing from falling out.

Step 8

In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil until shimmering.

Step 9

Add the chicken breasts and cook on one side until nicely browned, about 5-8 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken.

Step 10

Flip chicken breasts over and cook on the other side until entirely cooked through, approximately 5-8 more minutes.

Step 11

Remove from heat. Serve immediately, with a side of rice, pasta, or vegetables to make a more hearty meal. Enjoy!