Chicken and feta calcium-booster

Chicken and feta calcium-booster

The Medicinal Chef: Healthy Every Day
Martin Poole

This is a light, protein-packed dish that’s a great dinner party number, or just perfect for a quiet weekend lunch. The combination of spinach, dill and feta will take you back to your Greek holidays.


Quantity Ingredient
500g baby spinach
4 large, boneless chicken breasts, skin on
2 tablespoons ricotta cheese
15g fresh dill, roughly chopped
100g feta cheese
sea salt
black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Put the spinach in a steamer and steam for a few minutes, until wilted. Place in a colander, squeeze all the moisture out, then chop it finely.
  2. Meanwhile, take the chicken breasts and slowly run your finger along the inside of the skin, separating the skin from the breast and creating a pocket. Make sure the skin stays attached to the chicken.
  3. Transfer the spinach to a bowl with the ricotta and dill, and season with salt and pepper. Stir well. Crumble in the feta cheese and stir again gently.
  4. Fill the space between the chicken skin and breast with the spinach and feta mixture. Place the chicken on a roasting tray and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is just cooked through. Serve with a tomato and cucumber salad and boiled new potatoes, if you like.

Good for:

  • Skin health; bone health; colds and flu

Clever combination:

  • These ingredients create an almost perfect dish for skeletal and bone health. Feta, like all cheeses, is a good source of calcium, but calcium alone is not enough for healthy bones. We need magnesium, silica, boron and vitamin D to take the calcium into the bones. This recipe provides calcium, magnesium and vitamin D in one dish!
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