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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!

cream cheese stuffed chicken on white plate

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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809 thoughts on “Spinach Stuffed Chicken”

  1. Shawn Smith

    I was looking for something simple, delicious that presents well. I’m sure it will be a hit for the special dinner I have planned for my Boo. Thank you!

  2. Hi Karly! I was wondering, can this recipe be roasted in an air fryer? If so then for how long? Thank You!! 😀

  3. I want to try this recipe this weekend. Would I be able to stuff the chicken with spinach dip recipe instead and bake?

  4. Hi there,

    I’m planning to make this tonight but only have Frozen spinach, do you think it would be okay if I cooked it up first and then added it to the mixture?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Kaylin! I think as long as you drain it really well, cooked spinach will be fine! 🙂

  5. I’m going to make this tomorrow night for dinner and was wondering do I cook the spinach first or mix it with the cheeses uncooked…

  6. Marguerite Folz

    Going to try your recipe tonight! Sounds amazing ! Hope spell check police doesn’t respond

  7. Do you think you could make the filling ahead of time and freeze it for use in the future?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Lauren! I would probably fill and stuff the chicken and then freeze that. I’m not sure how well the filling would do on it’s own, but you could try if you wanted. 🙂

  8. Alyssa Giroux

    My boyfriend and I both love this recipe! Sometimes I’ll make a little extra stuffing and put it on top of the chicken because the boyfriend likes it that much. Anytime I can get him to even eat a little vegetables, it’s a win!

  9. Charlanda clark

    I’m cooking this today with yellow rice creamed potatoes an broccoli and cheese I hope it’s as good as it looks thanks great recipe

  10. Donna Prestia

    This was amazing. I’m on Weight Watchers so I swapped out the cream cheese and mayo with nonfat plain Greek yogurt and the parmesan cheese with fat free mozzarella and I used Pam instead of olive oil. Even my husband was thrilled with it. I can’t imagine how good it is without changes, yum! Thanks!

  11. Love this recipe it’s part of our family menu I think I’m making it like 3 times a month.
    Thank you so much!

  12. Hi, is there any other vegetable I could use instead of spinach as I have too much iron and avoid spinach. Thank you

    1. Karly Campbell

      If you type stuffed chicken into the search bar here, you’ll see we have lots of other options. 🙂

    2. I am actually using chopped Italian parsley, and added a little feta cheese to the mixture. The recipe as posted is amazing though. Just wanted to test this combo out.

  13. This was fantastic! Loved it! Next time may cut the red pepper flakes down in half, was a little to much for me.

  14. This was FAB! I made couscous as a side. The gravy from the chicken is amazing on it. Next time I think I’ll put some baby bella mushrooms in there.

  15. Hi, have you ever cooked these in the air fryer? Just don’t want to heat up the oven on a hot summer day. Recipe sounds yummy.

  16. Thank you for this recipe, I have just made it, and added a few chopped spring onions to the stuffing, and I didn’t have any parmesan so just grated some mature cheddar. It was delicious, its going on my favourites list xx

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