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)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
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.

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    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….

    Jessica

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