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chicken and cheese stuffed keto chicken

Keto Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast with Feta and Cream Cheese

Keto Spinach stuffed chicken breast recipe is easy to make on a weeknight for dinner. This low-carb cheesy chicken is pan-seared and stuffed with spinach and melty cheese — ready in just 30 minutes!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword keto chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 450 kcal
Author A Mom's Impression

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 8 oz bag of fresh spinach can substitute with frozen spinach
  • ½ cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Extra salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the contents of the 8 oz. bag of fresh spinach and use a wooden spoon to gently stir for 2-3 minutes until all spinach is wilted. If the pan is too small to hold all of the spinach, start with half a bag, allow it to wilt, and add the remaining spinach.
  3. Once all spinach has wilted, remove from heat and spoon into a colander. Press out as much of the excess liquid as possible.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, add the cooked spinach, feta, cream cheese, garlic and salt.
  5. Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board. Use a large, flat spatula to press down on the top of the chicken breast and use your other hand to insert a knife into the thickest side of the chicken. Cut a pocket, being careful not to cut all the way through the other side and stopping before you get to the end of the chicken (creating a pocket, not a flap).
  6. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  7. Place about a ½ cup of the spinach cheese mixture into each chicken pocket.
  8. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan (preferably oven-safe) on medium-high heat. After the pan is heated through, add the chicken breasts – top side down. Allow to cook for 5 minutes without touching.
  9. If you used an oven-safe pan, simply place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until chicken has cooked through. If not using an oven-safe pan, simply transfer the chicken breasts to an oven-safe dish and bake. If your chicken breasts are quite large – they will need the full 15 minutes.
  10. 10. Once finished baking, allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes and serve.