Ditch those boring baked chicken recipes and try this one! Roasted Cream Cheese-Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast! This is the ULTIMATE healthy, low carb meal! Only 4g of carbs and tons of flavor!! Yumm!
Is there anyone out there that loves chicken, but gets bored with the same ol’ recipes?? Well I’ll be the first one to raise my hand! Lol! My family loves chicken, but let’s be honest, there’s only so many ways to cook it! I found myself reverting to the same chicken recipes so I knew that I had to make some changes!
I got this recipe idea from my hubby! Yep, that’s right, my husband is a great cook! I do most of the cooking, but every now and then he will put on his chef’s hat and whip up a masterpiece! 😊 He makes the BEST stuffed chicken! It’s my favorite recipe ever, but it’s not the healthiest. His recipe is stuffed and slathered with cheese, bacon….more cheese, more bacon…lol! I guess that’s why it’s so good!
I was determined to ‘healthify’ my husband’s recipe so I did a little thinking and came up with this fabulous version; Roasted Cream Cheese-Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast! I omitted the bacon and the extra cheese, and it turned out great!! My husband didn’t want to admit it, but he really liked it! Maybe even more than his own recipe!! Lol! Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!! I would love to hear from you!
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Roasted Cream Cheese-Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts -split open
- 5 oz baby spinach leaves
- 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese
- 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp poultry seasoning
- 2 tsp dried or fresh rosemary
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt/pepper to taste
- 4 slices reduced fat swiss cheese
Preheat oven to 365 degrees.
Season chicken breasts with onion powder, poultry seasoning, rosemary, salt/pepper (as desired). Set aside.
In a large skillet, on medium heat, add oil and sauté garlic until fragrant. Add spinach and sauté for about 1 min. Remove from heat and place in a medium bowl.
Add cream cheese to spinach and stir until cream cheese is blended. It’s okay if there are cream cheese chunks in the mixture. Add salt/pepper to taste (as desired).
Portion mixture evenly onto open chicken breasts and close chicken breasts. You may want to secure the opening with a toothpick to prevent mixture from spilling out while baking.
Arrange chicken breasts in a shallow baking dish and bake for approximately 40-45 min or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Place 1 slice of swiss cheese on top of each chicken breast and broil on high for about 3-5 minutes.
When done, allow chicken to settle for a few minutes before serving.
Nutritional Information (1 chicken breast): Calories 307, Carbohydrates 4g, Fat 18g, Protein 47g, Saturated Fat 6g, Fiber 0g, Sugars 0.4g