When I need a super easy low carb dinner, this spinach stuffed chicken breast recipe with cheese is a staple that I keep coming back to. It’s quick, simple, and uses common ingredients that I tend to have on hand frequently.
And right now, I’ve needed easy low carb dinners more than ever. My second little girl was born just a little over a week ago! I’m completely overcome with feelings of joy, not to mention amazed at how much I fell in love with her immediately. I’d felt like I couldn’t possibly love anyone as much as I care for my first child, but it really is true that your love just multiplies with another.
Needless to say, I’m tired and don’t have much time to cook right now. Fortunately, my freezer is piled high with meals I’d prepared throughout my pregnancy. Now, we are taking full advantage of it almost every day!
For the other days, I’m making easy 30 minute recipes. Like this spinach stuffed chicken breast. With just 10 minutes of prep, just about anyone can find time to make it. (Or, if you need more easy low carb chicken ideas, have you seen this collection of the best low carb chicken recipes yet?)
Now, let’s talk about this spinach and cheese stuffed chicken. The first time I made it, I couldn’t believe how delicious it was! It’s based on my juicy baked chicken breast recipe, but improved upon by packing it with a rich, cheesy spinach mixture. I brushed the top with butter for extra flavor, but olive oil works well, too.
You can actually prepare this spinach stuffed chicken breast in advance, which I did this week. One option would be to get it ready during a weekly meal prep session, then refrigerate until ready to bake. Alternatively, you could freeze it instead. Either way, I recommend waiting to bake it until right before eating, so that it doesn’t become dry.
I should mention that this low carb spinach stuffed chicken breast recipe is practically fail-proof. Whether you cook all the time or are new to stuffed chicken, I promise that it’s easy as can be! Brine the chicken while you mix up the spinach filling, make slits to create pockets, stuff the filling inside, and bake.
For something so simple and having just six ingredients, this dish comes out looking pretty impressive. That means it’s great for serving when you have company, yet simple enough for any random weeknight dinner. And if you’ve been following the blog for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of recipes that are versatile enough for both!
In a nutshell, this spinach stuffed chicken breast recipe is melt-y, cheesy goodness made easy. Mmm… yes, please!
Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe with Cheese (Low Carb, Gluten-free) – 6 Ingredients:
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