Robbie’s Inspiration – Recipes from Around the World: spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breasts with oats crumbing

My mother wanted chicken this weekend so I decided to try two chicken recipes. The first is this spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breast dish with came out delightfully tender and moist. Baking chicken can dry it out so I crumbed the breasts with an egg and oats mixture and then baked them for 30 minutes in a dish covered with silver foil. I then removed the foil and browned the breasts for 15 minutes. This recipe can be reduced by dividing in exact quantities.


12 skinned chicken breasts, sliced to leave a flap

150 grams baby spinach leaves, chopped smallish

250 grams smooth low fat cottage cheese

3 Tbspns thick plain yoghurt

3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese

3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon salt

1 Tbspn garlic flakes

3 cups rolled oats

4 teaspoons paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

2 eggs beaten


In a mixing bowl, mix the chopped baby spinach, cottage cheese, mozzarella and parmesan cheese, garlic flakes, and yoghurt until well blended.

Mix the oats, paprika, salt and pepper.

Pour the beaten egg into a plate and 1 cup of the oats into another plate.

Place the open chicken breast in the egg mixture. Stuff it with 1/12 of the filling. Close it over and ensure the breast is coated in egg. Roll the breast in the oats mixture and lay in a prepared baking tin. Do this for all 12 breasts.

Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Cover the baking pan/s with silver foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the silver foil and bake for a further 15 minutes until the breasts are golden brown.

Serve with mashed potatoes.

36 thoughts on “Robbie’s Inspiration – Recipes from Around the World: spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breasts with oats crumbing

  1. Robbie,

    It’s always a challenge getting through your recipe posts because I start salivating over my screen and eventually try to eat my phone. I love chicken, baby leaf spinach and mash potatoes. But mostly, I love the fact that you checked on me and my welfare. You’re amazing.

    Yes, I have been quiet. I think it’s a combination of factors. As for my writing, I’ve had a challenging time getting creative, hence the dearth of stories. I’ve got lots of starts but nothing more. I am trying to finish one so keep a lookout.

    I seem to be a bit more fatigued lately. I’m trying to stay in shape or get back into it with a mile walk morning and evening. My legs, which were feeling different, somewhat weak and my walking has helped. I need the strength because I’m on my feet a lot just doing things around the house. I’m going back to physical therapy in a few weeks to get some exercises for my back. I’m 76, Robbie, and am starting to fall apart. I think I used up my Life’s allotted energy already…😉

    One more thing, I’ve been experiencing low heartbeats while sleeping. My iWatch records it and I’m getting lots of notices of beats below 40/second. It doesn’t wake me or interfere with sleep but it may be contributing to the fatigue. I wore a heart monitor for a couple of days last week and now my doc wants me to see a cardiologist. Can’t get an appointment for two months. Good thing it’s not an emergency.

    Have I leaned on your shoulder enough? You’re a good listener. You’re listening, right?😂

    Keep those recipes coming, Robbie. I’m eating the dinners in my imagination. Your family is lucky to have you.

    Speaking of family, how is everyone? How are your son and dad doing? I see your posts and was thrilled seeing your holiday photos you really get into the bush, don’t you. You have lots of sound.

    Thanks for being a friend, Robbie, All my best,



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    1. HI Steve, thank you for visiting and updating me about your life and health. I have heard of low heart beats during sleep but looked it up again to refresh my memory. It is a good thing you are seeing a doctor as it is best to investigate such things. It’s a pity you have to wait so long, is that standard in the USA? From what I read, a low heart beat at night could definitely cause fatigue.

      My dad is doing better now, but it has taken a whole year for him to get to being ‘better’. He still has bad days and goes to bed for a few hours. He has low blood pressure and that also makes you feel very tired. The blood thinners make it worse but he has to have those so we just soldier on. He is also trying to exercise more. Walking does help with all health problems.

      I am so pleased you are walking and I hope you will post some pictures of your findings. The pandemic was hard on everyone, but I think it was particularly hard on elderly people.

      I am taking mum to the doctor this week as she is also a little unwell.

      Stay in touch and let me know how you are doing. I miss your stories and pictures and hope you feel better and more creative when the weather cools down.


  2. Anything with cheese on it always gets my thumbs up, and I’ve always been a fan of spinach as well, so this is one I will share around. Thanks for the inspiration, Robbie!

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