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Spinach and Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Stuffed chicken breasts with a cream cheese filling is a healthy dinner idea that is so delicious to eat. These low carb stuffed breasts are a family favorite and a weeknight meal I turn to time and time again.

Spinach and Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Spinach and Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken

The cheese mixture is easier to make than you think. All you need to do is combine a few seasonings with cream cheese, mayo, fresh spinach, and garlic. Then bake until the golden chicken breasts are ready to serve. Let’s break down how to make both your spinach cream cheese mixture and your tender juicy chicken.

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Ingredients: 

  • 4 thick chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons real mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Spinach and Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Directions: 

Preheat oven to 375 and grease a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. 

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Slice a pocket into each chicken breast with a sharp knife. Coat each chicken breast with oil. Mix paprika, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder and sprinkle on one side of each chicken breast. Repeat on the other side, coating with oil and sprinkling with spices. Place chicken onto a prepared baking sheet. 

secure with toothpicks and bake

In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, Parmesan, mayonnaise, spinach, and garlic. Divide the mixture into fours and spoon into each pocket of the chicken breast. Use toothpicks to secure the pocket shut if desired. 

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Let stand for a few minutes before serving hot. 

Serves 4

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Tips and Variations

  • You can change up your filling by swapping out the kinds of cheese you incorporate. Substitute in cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, or goat cheese for a different flavor profile.
  • To add some heat, include red pepper flakes.
  • Consider using spinach dip or artichoke dip if you don’t have a lot of time.
  • Some people like to add Old Bay Seasoning. It’s the perfect blend of spices and is worth trying after you make this original recipe. Sprinkle on the chicken meat before cooking.
  • To store leftovers, use an airtight container and keep them refrigerated for up to three days.
  • On the side of the chicken, serve roasted potatoes and broccoli.
  • It’s important to use chopped spinach in this recipe to make stuffing easier. Simply dice the baby spinach on a cutting board before mixing with the rest of your ingredients.

There are so many different ways to serve chicken for dinner. I hope you try this delicious cream cheese spinach filing the next time you want to serve a little protein to your family and friends. It’s a great way to get your veggies in!

Bonus: If you are following a keto diet, this easy dinner recipe works for your lifestyle! I have a feeling this will become one of your favorite recipes. It’s truly the best stuffed chicken breast recipe I know.

stuffed chicken breast

Spinach and Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Stuffed chicken breasts with a cream cheese filling is a healthy dinner idea that is so delicious to eat. These low carb stuffed breasts are a family favorite and a weeknight meal I turn to time and time again.

Ingredients

  • 4 thick chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons real mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 and grease a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. Slice a pocket into each chicken breast with a sharp knife. Coat each chicken breast with oil. Mix paprika, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder and sprinkle on one side of each chicken breast.
    2. Repeat on the other side, coating with oil and sprinkling with spices. Place chicken onto a prepared baking sheet. 
    3. In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, Parmesan, mayonnaise, spinach, and garlic. Divide the mixture into fours and spoon into each pocket of the chicken breast. Use toothpicks to secure the pocket shut if desired. 
    4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Let stand for a few minutes before serving hot. 

Notes

Serves 4

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 438Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 876mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 41g

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