Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

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This delicious cream cheese spinach stuffed chicken breast is super juicy and full of flavor. This 30-minute meal is family-friendly, super quick to make with just a few ingredients, and everyone keeps asking for seconds.

Delicious chicken breast stuffed with creamy and cheesy spinach, cream cheese filling baked in the oven is super juicy and tasty. This meal is family-friendly and super quick to make.

I love serving stuffed chicken breast with a side of cauliflower rice, roasted vegetables, zucchini noodles, or low carb mashed “potatoes”.

This cream cheese spinach stuffed chicken breast recipe is a perfect option for a quick weeknight meal or even for a special dinner party.

Not only is it packed with flavor, but it’s also easy and convenient to make. This recipe is sure to impress your family and friends, and it’s perfect for those who are looking for a healthy, yet satisfying dinner option.

Stuffed chicken breast is classic comfort food and it’s finger-licking good. I’m sure there will be no leftovers!

Why You’ll Love This Cream Cheese Spinach Chicken?

  • Absolutely delicious – The combination of spinach, mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese forms a rich, savory blend that beautifully complements the tender meat.
  • Simple to make– While this recipe might appear complex at first glance, it’s genuinely easy. Simply prepare the chicken and the stuffing, then let the oven do the rest (which is, honestly, the easiest part!).
  • Versatile and quick – This meal is ready in under 30 minutes, making it a universally adored option for a busy evening.

Ingredients for Stuffed Chicken

If you’re wondering which ingredients you’ll need to make this magical creamy chicken, you’ve come to the right place. In this recipe, we use only common ingredients that, when combined, become super flavorful:

  • Chicken breast – For this recipe, I used boneless skinless chicken breasts. They are lean and high in protein, and pair perfectly with the delicious flavor of spinach and cheese stuffing. Use large chicken breast so we can cut deep pockets for the filling.
  • Cream cheese – I typically use full-fat cream cheese, but you can use low-fat versions!
  • Parmesan & Mozzarella Cheese – The mix of mozzarella and parmesan adds just the right amount of saltiness and melty cheesiness.
  • Fresh or Frozen Spinach – I prefer to use fresh spinach when in season, but frozen spinach works just as fine. Defrost before cooking for the filling.
  • Seasonings: chili powder or paprika, garlic powder, onion powder are my favorites and add such a great flavor.
  • Garlic – freshly minced garlic is the best, but garlic powder is just as incredible. Just don’t skip it!
For this cream cheese stuffed chicken breast you'll need cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, spinach and seasonings.

How to Make Stuffed Chicken Breast

It’s so easy to make stuffed chicken breasts. Here’s everything to do:

Make the Cheese and Spinach Filling

If using frozen spinach, thaw completely and then cook it to remove as much moisture as possible. 

Place a non-stick pan over medium heat and add the spinach cream cheese, parmesan cheese, shredded mozzarella, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined and the mixture looks creamy.

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Cutting The Chicken Breast

Use a sharp knife to butterfly the chicken breast horizontally so you create a pocket in the middle of your meat, being careful not to cut all the way through.

how to make Stuffed Chicken Breast

Season well with chicken seasoning and set aside.

how to make Stuffed Chicken Breast

Stuff the Chicken Pockets

Fill each chicken breast with 1/4 of the filling, making sure to evenly distribute the mixture. Secure it with toothpicks. 

how to make Stuffed Chicken Breast

Baking the Stuffed Chicken Breast

Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes at 375F. If you have a meat thermometer, the internal temperature of the chicken should be 165° F (74° Celsius) when inserted in the thickest part. 

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Tips For Making The Best Stuffed Chicken Breast

  1. This recipe is suitable for both chicken breasts and thighs. Turn the thigh inside up and fill with a smaller quantity of spinach stuffing, then wrap up and secure with toothpicks.
  2. To ensure even cooking, make sure the chicken breasts have almost the same thickness.
  3. When the chicken is done, take it out of the oven, cover it with aluminum foil, and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes.
  4. You can experiment with different fillings, such as mushrooms, diced tomatoes, or crispy bacon.
  5. Don’t overcook your chicken. A meat thermometer will help you in this situation. Chicken breast is ready when a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chicken reaches 165F.
  6. Allow the cream cheese to soften at room temperature to make the mixing easier. Also, since we’re talking cheese, feel free to use your favorite shredded cheese instead of parmesan and mozzarella.
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How To Store  

  • Fridge – transfer the leftovers in an airtight container, and set it in the refrigerator for 4- 5 days.
  • Freezing it can be another great method for storing this stuffed chicken recipe. Make sure that your stuffed chicken breasts are completely cool, then wrap each chicken breast in plastic wrap and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Delicious chicken breast stuffed with creamy and cheesy spinach, cream cheese filling baked in the oven is super juicy and tasty. This meal is family-friendly and super quick to make.

Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

4.98 from 90 votes

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Yelds 4 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


This delicious cream cheese spinach stuffed chicken breast is super juicy and full of flavor. This 30-minute meal is family-friendly, super quick to make with just a few ingredients, and everyone keeps asking for seconds.
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For the Creamy Spinach Filling:

  • 10 oz frozen spinach thawed or 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

For Preparing and Seasoning the Chicken:


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Make the Creamy Spinach Filling: Add the spinach to a non-stick pan over medium heat and stir until wilted. Add softened cream cheese and stir until well incorporated. Let it cool slightly and combine with parmesan cheese, mozzarella, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. 
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  • Prepare the Chicken Breasts: Take each chicken breast and make a pocket for the filling. Carefully insert a sharp knife into the thickest side of the breast and slice horizontally, stopping before you cut through the other side.
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  • Season the Chicken: In a small bowl, mix together ½ teaspoon salt, chili powder or paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Season both sides of each chicken breast with this mixture. Lightly season inside the pockets as well.
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  • Stuff the Chicken: Spoon the creamy spinach filling evenly into the pockets of each chicken breast. If necessary, use toothpicks to secure the openings and prevent the filling from leaking out.
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  • Grease a baking dish with a little olive oil, avocado oil, or butter. Place the stuffed chicken breasts in the dish. Drizzle the tops of the chicken with the chosen oil or melted butter.
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  • Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked through (reaching an internal temperature of 165°F or 74°C).
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  • Once baked, allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving. Remove any toothpicks you’ve used to secure the stuffing.
  • Serve hot, perhaps with a side of roasted vegetables or a light salad for a complete meal.
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Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword stuffed chicken breast
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  1. I’m making this for dinner tonight, but I’m confused about what temperature the chicken should be baked at for 25-30 minutes? My guess would be 350 degrees F, but I’d like to know before I mess the recipe up. Thanks!

      1. 5 stars
        So delicious we’ve made this a few times and its a hit! We even wrapped the chicken in bacon for a personal touch!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this recipe for dinner tonight and it was perfection. It had so much delicious flavors and came out perfectly cooked after baking 30 mins at 375 degrees. It was a big hit with my husband and father in law. I’m saving this recipe to make again soon!!

      1. Yes, you can freeze these spinach stuffed chicken breasts according to the instructions written in the blog post.

  3. 5 stars
    Very good recipe! Quick, easy and delicious! I made 1 adjustment -I used smokey paprika instead and it complimented very well. Thanks for sharing!

    1. You can grill this cream cheese stuffed chicken, but you’ll need to secure the chicken breast with more skewers and use foil to prevent the cheese from dripping.

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious I made this for dinner tonight and we loved it. My husband doesn’t like a lot of variety in what he eats but I do so I searched and found this recipe. So good and we both want this again. Thanks for sharing.

  5. 3 stars
    First time making this and it was ok. I will make again but use split breast with the skin and fillet it myself. I like a crispy skin. Or, wrap in bacon. Also, double up on the seasoning too.

  6. 5 stars
    I really enjoyed this recipe! It was easy to follow directions considering it was my first time stuffing chicken breast! It was so delicious!

  7. I just tried this recipe in my air fryer, and the result was good. I wasn’t paying attention and got this recipe mixed up with another spinach-stuffed chicken recipe that calls for adding sliced Roma tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on top while cooking the stuffed chicken. The spinach cream cheese mix has a good flavor, and the tomatoes and mozzarella on top didn’t necessarily add more flavor. If you’re looking to jazz up this recipe, I would go with wrapping them with bacon like a previous commenter suggested, which is what I’m going to try next time.

  8. I SPEAK FOR EVERYONE WHEN I SAY PUT THE RECIPE AT THE TOP. literally not one wants to scroll threw 5 swipes worth of tips or suggestions just to get to the recipe.. for the love of god.

  9. 5 stars
    My husband and I really loved this. The kids didn’t like it but they’re picky eaters. I am definitely adding this to the recipe box. I did have to cook it for close to an hour and crank the oven to 400 halfway through (I covered the chicken with aluminum foil for most of the cooking time) but I was cooking huge chicken breasts.

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