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Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast – {Low Carb, Keto}

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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 broccoli, zucchini noodles, or low carb mashed “potatoes”.

It’s a divine and versatile dinner that’s ready in less than 30 minutes, and my family adores it.

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

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Ingredients for Creamy Spinach Stuffed Chicken

If you’re wondering what ingredient you’ll need to make this magic creamy chicken you’ve come to the right place. In this recipe we use only common ingredients that when combined together are 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:

  1. Make the cheese and spinach filling. If using frozen spinach thaw completely and then cook it to remove as much moisture as possible. 
  2. Butterfly the chicken breast, so you create a pocket in the middle of your meat. 
  3. Fill each chicken breast with 1/4 of the filling and secure with toothpicks. 
  4. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes at 375F. If you have a meat thermometer the internal temperature of the chicken should be 165° F (75° Celsius) when inserted in the thickest part.
stuffed chicken breast with spinach and cheese

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. When the chicken is done, take it out from the oven and cover it with aluminum foil and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes.
  3. Don’t overcook your chicken. A meat thermometer will help you in this situation.
  4. 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.

Why You’ll Love This Cream Cheese Spinach Chicken?

  • The filling is so creamy and pairs perfectly with the juicy chicken breast! 
  • Incredibly delicious The spinach, mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese make a flavorful savory mixture that nicely complements the mellowness of the meat.
  • Easy to Make – This recipe may look a little complicated to make, but it really isn’t. Just prepare the chicken and the stuffing, then bake in the oven (the hardest part, REALLY!).
delicious and creamy chicken breast with spinach and garlic cream cheese

How To Store This Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast 

  • 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.

Serving Suggestions

This Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe is a delicious meal on its own, but we’re big fans of side dishes in our family. So if your family loves sides just like we are, try some of the following ideas:

Tools To Make This Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

Besides the easy way to prepare this quick chicken recipe, another great thing is that we need only a few tools:

  • Baking dish
  • A non-stick pan 
  • A sharp knife
  • Toothpicks
best stuffed chicken with cream cheese and spinach

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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 – {Low Carb, Keto}

4.89 from 18 votes

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

Description
 

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.

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder or paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 10 oz frozen spinach thawed or 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil or butter

Instructions
 

  • 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. 
  • Cut a pocket into your chicken breasts. Using a sharp knife slice through the chicken breast, creating a pocket.
  • Season: Season the chicken with chili powder, onion powder salt, pepper, garlic powder.
  • Fill the chicken with the spinach filling and fold it, and use toothpicks to seal the cream cheese.
  • Place the chicken breast into a baking dish and drizzle oil or melted butter.
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes at 375°F / 190°C or until the chicken is cooked through.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
425kcal
Total Carbs
5g
Net Carbs
3g
Protein
56g
Fat
19g
Fiber
2g
Sugar
2g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword stuffed chicken breast
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Cream Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast - {Low Carb, Keto}

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15 comments
  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!!

  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!


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