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Lasagna Stuffed Chicken

Lasagna stuffed chicken is a tasty way to get your lasagna fix without eating a bunch of carbs! Skip the noodles and stuff your lasagna right inside a chicken breast. Low carb and family friendly, too!

My family has been on a major Italian food kick lately. Always wanting chicken Alfredo and spaghetti and lasagna.

I don’t mind, because I feel like there are plenty of Italian low carb foods. You’ve just got to get a little creative!

Obviously, zucchini noodles make spaghetti night super simple.

Chicken Alfredo can be made and served over broccoli instead of pasta.

cooked lasagna stuffed chicken on small white plate

And lasagna? Stuff it in your chicken and skip all carbs!

You’re going to love this low carb chicken recipe!

How to make mozzarella stuffed chicken breast:

First, you’ll want to slice into your chicken using a sharp knife. Place one hand on top of the chicken breast to hold it steady and use the other hand to carefully cut a deep pocket into the side of the chicken.

seasoned chicken breasts on cutting boardDrizzle chicken with a little olive oil and then season with some Italian seasoning and garlic powder.

Next, you’ll want to prepare your filling.lasagna filling in bowl

Ricotta, mozzrella, parsley – all of the good stuff from a lasagna is going into this filling.

chicken breasts stuffed with cheese

Fill the chicken with the cheese mixture and then spread some marinara on top.

chicken breasts in pan topped with marinara

I use Rao’s marinara (affiliate link) pretty exclusively these days. It’s the lowest carb marinara I’ve found, but more than that it’s actually the best tasting. I was using Rao’s before I was watching carbs, so I was pretty excited to see that it was also keto friendly.

Pop this into a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes and then pull it out and pile on some mozzarella.

lasagna stuffed chicken with cheese in baking dish

Back into the oven for another 5 minutes or until the mozzarella is good and melty and the chicken has cooked through.

I love healthy stuffed chicken breast recipes like this, don’t you? So easy, so cheesy, and oh man. So good!

More recipes like this mozzarella stuffed chicken breast: 

Spinach Stuffed Chicken – This is the most popular recipe on my site and was the inspiration for this lasagna stuffed chicken!

Jalapeno Popper Chicken – Wrapped in bacon, stuffed with jalapeno popper filling, and always a hit.

Cooked lasagna in white pan

What to serve with this lasagna stuffed chicken: 

This chicken is rich and hearty, so I like to keep my side dishes simple.

A side salad with my homemade ranch dressing goes with pretty much everything.

Zoodles covered in a little marinara or tossed in garlic butter are a great option.

Steamed broccoli goes great with this as well!

For dessert, how about some low carb chocolate lasagna?

one slice of chicken lasagna on a small white plate

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Chicken breast on a white plate topped with melted mozzarella cheese

Lasagna Stuffed Chicken

This cheesy chicken recipe tastes like a plate full of lasagna. It's stuffed with a mixture of ricotta and mozzarella and topped off with marinara and more cheese.

Yield 3 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella, divided
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1/2 cup marinara

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the chicken on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut a deep pocket into the side of each breast. 
  3. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and season with 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. 
  4. Add the ricotta, 1/2 cup of mozzarella, parsley, and remaining 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine. 
  5. Stuff the ricotta mixture into each chicken breast and place the chicken in the prepared dish.
  6. Spoon the marinara evenly over the chicken breasts.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes and then sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of mozzarella over the top of the chicken. Continue baking for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  8. Serve immediately with additional parsley sprinkled on top, if desired.

Notes

Please note the nutrition information is based on 1 full chicken breast - none of us ate a full chicken breast as this is very filling and rich.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 18gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 987mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 50g

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45 thoughts on “Lasagna Stuffed Chicken”

  1. Kris Wolfram

    Hit the spot! I would add more garlic and maybe some spinach and mushrooms for a little more flavor. I think this recipe is something that can be changed to suit your taste such as adding some pepper flakes to make it spicy.

  2. Gonna make this tonight but my oven is broken. Wondering if I can do it in the air fryer?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Brooke! I haven’t tried this one in the air fryer, but I think it would likely work fine.

  3. Teri Woods

    Love it! My husband said it is a “Do again” recipe. I have made this a few times now. I found Ragu has a no sugar added sauce. Ragu has always been my favorite, so I gave it a try. I am so glad I did!
    Thank you for posting this recipe!

  4. Very good! I made this last minute and didn’t have the chicken defrosted, so I just baked the frozen chicken first. I then spooned on the ricotta mixture, sauce, and cheese, and baked it for another 10 minutes, then put it under the broiler to brown the cheese a bit. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Do you think this would work as a casserole just layer the ingredients on top of the chicken, instead of stuffing the chicken.

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