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Spinach Stuffed Chicken

This easy stuffed chicken breast recipe is going to be a new low carb family favorite! The cream cheese and Parmesan add a ton of flavor to this spinach stuffed chicken and the whole recipe is super quick to prepare. 

Spinach stuffed chicken breasts in white baking dish

You guys. We had a break through yesterday.

My sweet, lovely daughter – the 13 year old – is not much for vegetables.

I mean, this is probably pretty normal and I try to remember that I also did not eat vegetables as a child and I survived. I still keep trying to push the veggies though.

Yesterday, for dinner, I told her we were having chicken. Cheese stuffed chicken breast, to be exact.

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I left out the fact that there was spinach lurking in the cheese. She’s not blind, so she totally saw it in there but just went with it.

You guys. She ate that entire piece of chicken. Alongside a serving of pan fried Brussels sprouts. Like, woah.

Progress.

Anyway, I now believe that this baked stuffed chicken breast recipe is magic. It’s also easy and delicious and you’re going to love it!

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How To Make This Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast:

You’re going to start by mixing up your spinach filling. You’ll want some cream cheese, Parmesan, a little mayo, chopped spinach, and seasonings. Basic stuff, friends.

Mix that all together in a small bowl and then set it aside.

Grab a pack of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. The filling should be the perfect amount for 4 breasts.

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Season the chicken breasts and then take a sharp knife cut a little pocket in one side of the chicken. I do this by placing one hand on top of the chicken to hold it steady and then using a sharp knife to slice halfway through the breast, like you would do if you were butterflying it, but stopping about halfway into the chicken.

Watch my video below to see this step if it sounds tricky. It really is easy, promise.

Now just start spooning that spinach filling into the little pocket in your chicken!

Bake these for 25 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.

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This cream cheese stuffed chicken breast recipe is perfect for your keto diet.

I could pretty much live on cream cheese and it’s kind of perfect for keto. So low in carbs and high in fat with little protein.

The spinach is a great way to get some potassium in. I’m a stickler for staying on top of my electrolytes. I can always feel it when they get out of whack and it just ruins my whole day. Nobody needs to walk around feeling like they’re going to faint any minute, you know?

Do you guys watch your electrolytes pretty closely while following a keto lifestyle? It’s so important!

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This baked stuffed chicken breast recipe is ready in just 35 minutes!

Okay, friends. I’m including a video below to show you just how easy this spinach stuffed chicken is!

I hope you guys give this a try and let me know what you and your family thinks. I hope it’s a big hit.

Other recipes you might like:

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken – this one is wrapped in bacon, so you know it’s amazing.

Broccoli Salad – this one is packed with cheddar and bacon!

Broccoli Cheese Casserole – if you love cheesy casseroles, this is a side dish you don’t want to miss!
Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry – low carb and so good!

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Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

These spinach stuffed chicken breasts are loaded with cream cheese, fresh spinach, and Parmesan cheese.

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 tesapoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and drizzle with oil.
  3. Add the paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, and onion powder to a small bowl and stir to combine. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of the chicken. 
  4. Use a sharp knife to cut a pocket into the side of each chicken breast. Set chicken aside.
  5. Add cream cheese, Parmesan, mayonnaise, spinach, garlic, red pepper and remaining ½ teaspoon of salt to a small mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  6. Spoon the spinach mixture into each chicken breast evenly.
  7. Place the chicken breasts in a 9x13 baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 407Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 873mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 41g

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917 thoughts on “Spinach Stuffed Chicken”

  1. Awesome idea I’m so excited to make this tomorrow! My question is I only need 2 servings do I just half the ingredients on the recipe or could I make the 4 servings and freeze the rest? If so how long (if you know) would it be good for frozen?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Ty! You could do this either way. I think I’d stuff the chicken, flash freeze for an hour, and then wrap tightly in plastic wrap and foil and freeze for up to 3 months. I haven’t tried this, but that’d be my recommendation. 🙂

  2. This looks awesome! I’m gonna fix it tonight. What about air frying them? How hot? How long? Thank you

  3. My family loves this recipe, especially my 10 year old daughter. She’s not a vegetable eater at all but requests I make this chicken atleast once a week!

  4. I added a bed of spinach under the chicken, and added a sprinkle of feta on top of the mixture inside the chicken breast…. Yum!!!! Love this!

  5. Made this for dinner tonight not knowing if my husband who is picky would like it. Not only did he like it but he ate 2 pieces of the stuffed chicken. That’s like Emeril saying “BAM”. Easy to make and clean up was a breeze. Diffently in the rotation.

  6. Very very good. I followed directions completely and it turned out perfect. Very easy and very delicious !!

  7. Over all very good recipe. I have made it before and everyone loved it. This time I added some crispy crushed bacon, a clove of crushed garlic to stuffing and garnished with a few sprigs of lemon balm. Turned out great. Thanks keep up the good work.

  8. Super quick supper idea. This recipe was super delicious and my whole family loved it.

  9. Really good! I will make this again but cut the red pepper by about half. Surprisingly spicy.

  10. This recipe tastes like it should be so much harder than it is! Delicious! My picky father-in-law loved it, as did everyone!

  11. Yasmin Ibrahim

    Thanks for the great and easy yummy recipe. I just made it yesterday for dinner, and because I didn’t have cream cheese, I replaced the it with cottage cheese and Queso cheese (the hard one for grilling). I also didn’t add any salt and added a small bunch of cilantro to the spinach mix. This is the best stuffed chicken breast I have had in years. In the future, I might try it without the Queso since it took up space and didn’t really melt, but the cottage cheese worked well. Thank you!

  12. This is incredible! It was as easy as you said, but way more delicious! I will definitely be making this again and again! The only charges I will make is to add, if not double, the amount of spinach and cut the salt in half. Wow, this is coming from a saltaholic! But the flavour is so great that the salt isn’t needed for flavour. Thanks so much!

  13. This was DIVINE! So much so that my family asked I keep it on regular rotation. Thank you for the deliciousness!

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