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)

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

By: Layla
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. 
Prep15 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Total35 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients 

Instructions 

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

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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

Serving: 1chicken breast, Calories: 281kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 113mg, Sodium: 677mg, Potassium: 552mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 2065IU, Vitamin C: 6.2mg, Calcium: 169mg, Iron: 1.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, cream cheese, creamy, healthy, keto, recipe, spinach, stuffed
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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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152 Comments

    1. Made this tonight in my air fryer! Turned out great. Even hubby liked it, spinach and all!

  1. Ok, its Valentines day 2021…I’m making this for my hubby and me. I’m an ok cook so I think I can do this. Thank you for the recipe, I wanted an alternative to stuffed pork and this seems perfect!

  2. very easy to make but looks like it took a lot of work & it tastes SO yummy. I added chopped artichoke & heart of palms as well. I plan to change up the stuffing ingredients to make other varieties. I used to flatten & roll chicken when I stuffed it (cordon bleu) but this was so much easier & cooked quicker. Definitely a keeper.

  3. I’m not great in the kitchen but I was able to make this and my husband really enjoyed it. I cut the chicken wrong so some of it leaked out but I put it in the oven and it came out perfect. Thanks for sharing! I’m excited to make again soon.

  4. Please advise if the minced garlic in the Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken (Low-carb, Keto) recipe is dry minced garlic or fresh garlic.

  5. Tasty good. Would od been better and easier if the chicken was pounded thinner

  6. I would prefer to bake these, how long at what temperature would I use?

  7. I followed the recipe a little. I added jalapeños to the mixture and stuffed 3 short stalks of asparagus inside with the mixture and pinned it down with tooth picks. Hoping it turns out well. I took the remaining asparagus tips, chopped them up and added more cream cheese and cheeses to the left over mixture to make a hot dip. I will follow up. I can’t wait to try it.

  8. Absolutely delicious …. made it just how you did!!!… thank you so much .. 👍👍

      1. Delicious as the recipe is written! My chicken breasts were too thick so I finished them in the oven to get to 165° inside. Thanks

  9. So delicious! I made homemade italian seasoning. It tasted fresher. I also chopped up portabello mushrooms and yellow onion and added it to the cheese mixture. Yom! We will be having this again!

  10. Better than Mac and cheese, making with burger tonight. One of the best recipes I’ve ever made

    1. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and review! 😀

  11. Great taste, easy prep and short cook time

  12. My hubby and I loved this. I added chopped jalapeños to it. I also just seared and put on air fryer on 350 for 18 minutes.

  13. This was pretty good and super easy to make I man sears first and then makes for 20 min to make sure the inside was done 😊