Low-Carb Cheesy Stuffed Chicken

Posted: January 11

Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Watching your carb intake doesn’t mean you have to eschew flavor entirely. Low-Carb Cheesy Stuffed Chicken is a filling dish that packs a punch with cheese, garlic, and spinach. The chicken breast maintains its moisture with those lovely juices it soaks up from the stuffing. Ready in less than 40 minutes, Low-Carb Cheesy Stuffed Chicken is a quick dinner that won’t leave you feeling unsatisfied.


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


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2

Place the chicken breast on a clean surface and lightly cover in the olive oil.

Step 3

Add the paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, the garlic powder, and the onion powder to a separate small bowl. Stir until the mixture is fully combined.

Step 4

Liberally season both sides of the chicken with the seasoning mixture.

Step 5

Using a large knife, make a horizontal cut 3/4 the way through the chicken breast.

Step 6

Add the cream cheese, parmesan, mayonnaise, spinach, garlic, red pepper, and salt to taste in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.

Step 7

Stir for about 25-30 seconds or until the ingredients are properly combined.

Step 8

Spoon the spinach mixture into the cut of each chicken breast evenly.

Step 9

Place the chicken breasts in a greased baking sheet.

Step 10

Bake, uncovered, until chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 25-30 minutes.

Step 11

Serve hot.

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