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Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pan Fried Chicken Breasts

Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pan Fried Chicken

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This  Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pan Fried Chicken Breasts recipe is a fat loaded, Keto chicken recipe dream come true. This recipe is not only low carb but you can make it high fat – or low fat if you aren’t targeting Keto fat macros.

 Pan Fried Chicken Breasts
Pan Fried Chicken Breasts

Keto Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pan Fried Chicken Breasts

I love a good stuffed chicken breast recipe just like the next person. The problem usually is that you have to wrap bacon around them to get the filling to stay in ( I know, that’s not a problem, that’s a smart, salty delicious solution!) and then the filling inevitably leaks its way out of the chicken.

This pan-fried spinach & cream cheese stuffed chicken however, solves that problem First, just like the name says, you pan fry the chicken. Then you add the filling, cover the chicken and heat it through.

Simple, yes? And no bacon in sight!

Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pan Fried Chicken Breasts
Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pan Fried Chicken Breasts

 

Tips & Tricks for Pan Fried Chicken Breasts

  1. Pan fried chicken is best cooked on medium heat. You don’t want to cook the chicken fast on the outside and then have it raw on the inside.
  2. You don’t need to cook the spinach cream cheese filling, you simply have to heat it up. That’s the brilliance of pan frying the butterflied chicken breasts instead of baking them in the oven wrapped in bacon. The filling doesn’t leak out ( as long as you are careful) and you can heat it up slowly and surely.
  3. You could also wrap this in bacon at the point after the chicken is cooked and you stuff the cream cheese in. It really doesn’t need it and sometimes bacon is overdone in low carb and keto recipes.
  4. This chicken breasts recipe has been one of the most popular on The Kitchen Magpie for a couple years now so we have shared it here as well!

Happy Keto and low carb cooking!

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Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pan Fried Chicken Breasts

This Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pan Fried Chicken breasts is a fat loaded, Keto chicken recipe dream come true. This recipe is not only low carb but you can make it high fat - or low fat if you aren't targeting Keto fat macros.

5 from 1 vote
Spinach & Cream Cheese Stuffed Pan Fried Chicken
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
21 minutes
Total Time
36 minutes
Course
Main Course
Cuisine
American
Servings
4
Calories
405
Author
Karami Urbanoski
Keywords
pan fried chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 10- ounce package frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese at room temp
  • 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1-2 tbsp minced chives or green onions
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Place plastic wrap on top of each chicken breast and using a meat mallet, pound them slightly thinner. ( they will fry up faster if you do this step.)
  2. To butterfly your chicken breasts, lay them flat on sturdy surface. Place one hand on top to hold it in place and then slice 3/4 of the way through the chicken breast. Do not slice all the way through!
  3. Heat up the olive oil in a large skillet.
  4. Fry the chicken breast in the frying pan on medium heat, approximately 7 minutes a side, until they start to get golden brown and crispy on the outside and reach a temperature of 165°F. You want them to be cooked before you stuff them!

  5. Combine the spinach, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, chives and garlic in a bowl and microwave to take the chill off. Make sure it's nice and warm. ( this is such an easy cheat! I was so excited!)
  6. Carefully spoon a quarter of cheese mixture into the middle of the cooked chicken breasts.
  7. Turn the heat to low and put a lid on the frying pan. Heat for another 5-7 minutes, until the cream cheese mixture has heated through.
  8. Remove and plate. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 405kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 54g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 180mg, Sodium: 511mg, Potassium: 1145mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 193.1%, Vitamin C: 9.6%, Calcium: 21.7%, Iron: 13.7%

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. April says

    This is one of my favourite chicken breast recipes ever, especially for low carb eats. I wouldn’t wrap it in bacon, too much is already wrapped in bacon when you’re keto and is doesn’t always have to be.

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