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Easy, Low-Carb Keto Spinach Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken


Easy, Low-Carb Keto Spinach Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken is a quick and wholesome dinner recipe featuring boneless, skinless chicken breasts filled with cheddar, mozzarella, and either fresh or frozen spinach. This dish boasts just 1 net carb per serving, making it a fantastic choice for the keto diet and achieving ketosis. Looking to amp up the flavors? Consider adding crispy bacon!


  • 2 skinless chicken breasts (approximately 25 oz total)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, finely chopped (if using frozen spinach, ensure it’s thawed and drained)
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature (or microwaved for 15-20 seconds)
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese (preferably grated from block cheese)
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (preferably grated from block cheese)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • McCormick’s Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken breasts.
  3. There are two methods to slice and stuff the chicken:
  • First, you can make a horizontal cut in the thicker side of each chicken breast, creating a pocket without cutting all the way through.
  • Alternatively, try the hasselback method: make several cuts on the top of each chicken breast without slicing through the entire breast.
  1. In a bowl, combine the shredded spinach, cream cheese, shredded cheddar, and mozzarella. Stir until well mixed, then stuff this mixture into the chicken breasts.
  2. Season the stuffed chicken breasts with McCormick’s Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning, kosher salt, and pepper. Sprinkle paprika over the top.
  3. Place the chicken breasts on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes. Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the chicken. Use a meat thermometer to check that the thickest part of each chicken breast reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74 degrees Celsius).
  4. Once cooked, slice each stuffed chicken breast in half and serve.

Feel free to watch the provided video for visual guidance as well. Enjoy your delicious and satisfying keto-friendly meal!

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