Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken (Low-carb, Keto)

Chicken breasts stuffed with a creamy spinach, parmesan, mozzarella, and cream cheese filling and pan seared to perfection. The result is tender cooked chicken filled with a gooey trio of cheese that will melt in your mouth. Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken (Low-carb, Keto) Ever since I attempted the keto diet, I’ve been on the lookout for no carb recipes that are filling and packed full of protein. Although I’m not strictly following the keto diet because carbs always seem to find a way onto my plate, I feel so much better eating low-carb. I’ve lost a couple of pounds over the last few weeks so that’s a huge plus for me.

If you are on a low-carb or keto diet, trying to lose weight, or just want a healthy protein packed dinner, you’re going to love this cream cheese and spinach stuffed chicken. The chicken is not breaded and cooked in just a little bit of olive oil. This cooking method gives the chicken a nice and crispy crust without adding anything extra.Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken (Low-carb, Keto) The filling is a mixture of cream cheese (use low-fat if needed), parmesan, mozzarella, and spinach. You can use fresh or frozen spinach but I recommend fresh spinach that has bee thinly sliced. This is a great way to get a few servings of spinach because the spinach melts right into the filling and is hardly noticeable. Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken (Low-carb, Keto)

Watch how to make the recipe here:

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Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken (Low-carb, Keto)

Chicken breasts stuffed with a creamy spinach, parmesan, mozzarella, and cream cheese filling and pan seared to perfection. The result is tender cooked chicken filled with a gooey trio of cheese that will melt in your mouth. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, cream cheese, creamy, healthy, keto, recipe, spinach, stuffed
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 281 kcal
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 4 4 oz chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For the filling:
  • 2 cups fresh spinach chopped or 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 4 oz cream cheese at room temp
  • 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. To Make filling:In a medium bowl, combine spinach, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic, and salt + pepper until fully combined.

  2. To Butterfly your chicken breasts: lay them flat on a sturdy surface. Place one hand on top to hold it in place and then slice 3/4 of the way through the chicken breast (be careful not to slice all the way through).

  3. To Stuff the Chicken: Season the outside of the chicken with chili powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Spoon 1/4 of cheese mixture into the middle of the cut chicken breasts and fold the chicken so the cream cheese is sealed inside. Use toothpicks to secure chicken if desired.

  4. To Cook: Heat a non-stick skillet on medium high and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook the chicken, covering the pan with a lid, for about 9-10 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked through.
Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken (Low-carb, Keto)
Amount Per Serving (1 chicken breast)
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 677mg 28%
Potassium 552mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 41.3%
Vitamin C 7.5%
Calcium 16.9%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken (Low-carb, Keto)

Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken (Low-carb, Keto)
Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken (Low-carb, Keto)
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    Comments

    erin

    Turned out great, nice flavor I added some mushrooms to the pan while cooking and half and half and made a gravy to serve with. and dinner for two nights. added some crushed red peppers and added a little bite. works great in cast iron pan

    Nicolaza Soto

    Can I put in the oven

    ROro

    This chicken recipe was delicious! I’m not great in the kitchen but This was so easy to put together. The flavors are fantastic and was just as good the next day for lunch. I Will definitely make this again.

    Krystle BD

    I tried this reciPe over the weekend and it was so delicious, thank you for sharing 🙂

    Byenia

    Made these last night and liked them. Will make again. thanks!

    Lana

    Not all low carb diets are Keto!
    In fact, to make it a true keto, you probably want to use full fat everything and maybe even add some bacon 🙂

    Lisa

    Awesome recipe…it was a hit with my kids and grandkids!

    Kimmie

    Very easy, super delicious, and only 3 Grams of carbs!!! Will be making this again!

      Layla

      Thanks for the 5 stars! Glad you enjoyed it! <3

    Zhandra

    Do you think i can do it in with the aIr fryer?

      Layla

      I haven’t tried these chicken breasts in the air-fryer so I honestly can’t recommend it.

    Marsha Hegge

    How Is protein only 3 g chicken is Way more Then that alone

      Layla

      Thanks for pointing that out Marsha! It’s 30g of protein per 4 oz of chicken breasts. I’ve updated the post to reflect the correct amount.

    Pam Voitik

    You need to recheck your calories. There is at least 180 in one 4 oz chicken breast alone without the cheeses.

      Layla

      Yes, there was an issue with the calorie counter and we’ve updated it with the correct macros!

    Kaitlyn Friesen

    wow. lovely. so delicious. i got so many compliments and i will certainly cook this again!! it’s easy. thanks so much.

    Jennifer

    This Is great. Even If filling runs out of the chicken while cOoking it doesn’t mAtTEr- it nicely scoops up when removing the chicken frOm the skillet. Toothpicks are very helpful. I find 8 minutes cooking each side Is plentY. The kitchen smells heavenly when cooking….

    Caroline

    Um. I’m not sure your nutrition information is correct for this. It says one serving has 3 grams of protein, and just a chicken breast with no cheese or anything has at least ten times that amount. Might want to revise your chart.

    Debbie

    made this tonight, so
    delicious!! And the sauce it Made from searing amd cooking in the pan was so yummy drisSled over the sliced chicken. Will definiTely make agAin!

    Kimia

    Hey! I just had a question regarding the calories. It says that one chicken stuffed is 121 calories? Is that a 100% certain? Because i am currently counting all my calories and want to make sure its accurate 🙂

    Marcelle Costanza

    yes, it looks like the nutritional info is way off. I plugged it into Sparkpeople and this is what I got. Still going to make it cos it sounds scrumptious!

    Nutrition Facts

    Amount Per Serving

    Calories 275.2
    Total Fat 12.9 g
    Saturated Fat 6.9 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 3.8 g
    Cholesterol 101.3 mg
    Sodium 652.0 mg
    Potassium 599.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 1.1 g
    Protein 33.8

      Marsha Hegge

      Thank u looks so good an not bad nutrions wise

    Samantha Boden

    Any nutritional information for this RECIPE?

      Layla

      Yes, I updated the post to reflect the macros. The nutritional info box should be found right under the recipe instructions.

    Kelli

    This was delicious, Although next time i’ll only use half the spinach the recipe Calls for. It was very good, just a little too much stuffing for the size of my chicken breasts.

    Becky Leavitt

    I used a spinach and kale mix. Turned out great. Would make again.

    Laura

    I did 1 cup of spinach so I could hide it better, accidentally cut through my chicken instead of butter flying 2 of them, and all of my family loves it. Even the 4yr old who hates everything I put in the chicken when cooked, and the hubby who hates spinach.

    gaIL

    Sweet Baby jesus! tHIS IS AMAZING! LOVED IT.

    Maricar

    I love this easy recipe. It is our Fav Chicken Dish! Thank you 🙏🏻

    Lara

    YUMMMM! This is right up my alley! Can’t wait to try it!

    Kara

    This was delicious! I finished in the oven due to my breasts being a little thick, but we will definitely be repeating this in our low carb home! Thank you!

    Lynn

    This tasted so yummy and quite easy to make, my whole family enjoyed it!
    I think it would even be great with a little bit of lemon juice sprinkled over it.

    Laurie Mclean

    Can you bake this rather than Frying it?

      Layla

      yes, you can bake the chicken breasts before or after searing in the pan but I suggest searing the chicken first to give it a nice golden color and texture and to seal in the juices. Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when the center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).

    A Smith

    I never ever rate recipes but This recipe was perfect! I have texted all of my family aNd friends aboUt it that’s just how good it was! Thank you so much for sharing this !!! Very filling and tasty No changeS need to be made at all and i even made a hot spiNach dip using the remainder of the sPinach and cReam cheese Filling!

    Cory McIntire

    How can the nutritional information be correct? This seems more like the info on just a chicken breast alone without the stuffing. Is that right? is the actual needed information found anywhere?

      Deb

      where are you seeing nutrition info? I keep missing it I GUESS. Hmmm

    Jennifet Kern

    JUst made it…wonderful!!

    Luv2ByteYou

    The video shows it being cooked without being covered. It seems that the covering doesn’t allow the chicken to Brown. It more or less boils/STeams. Which is correct?

      Layla

      We covered it for a few minutes. Covering it will help the chicken cook through but you can do it either way!

    Jessica

    I actually love when the spinach cheese mix leaks out because Then you can use it for a sauce with pasta. So yummy!

    Ash

    Just made this anD its great. I had tr keeping cheese fromleaking out oF chicken so i wra them in bacon lol.

      Kara

      This is a great idea! Next time….

      Kelli

      Good idea! I was planning on using less spinach next time, but wrapping it in bacon seems like the way to go!

    Jessica

    Just made this tonight… super yummy! I couldn’t wait to taste it! Added it to my go to recipes.