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
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken breasts.
- 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.
- 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.Advertisement
- Season the stuffed chicken breasts with McCormick’s Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning, kosher salt, and pepper. Sprinkle paprika over the top.
- 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).
- 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!