Spinach and Feta Stuffed
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed
- Kosher or coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta
- 8 chicken bone-in, skin-on thighs (about 2 1/2 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Adapted from kidscooking.about.com
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly oil a rimmed baking sheet, or line with foil and spray with nonstick spray.
Heat the butter in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat until melted. Sauté the onion for 2 minutes until tender, then add the spinach, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the spinach is cooked and most of the moisture is evaporated, about 4 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes, if desired, and the cream and cook for another 3 until the cream has blended into the spinach. Stir in the feta, and cool so that it’s just slightly warm or room temperature, and check for seasoning.
Loosen the skin from each thigh, and place a couple of tablespoons of the spinach mixture under the skin, spreading it out beneath the skin. Brush the skin with the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
Roast for about 45 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through (an internal temperature of 165F.). Serve hot or warm.