Recipe: Juicy Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Juicy Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

If your craving a warm and satisfying dinner that will not comprise the integrity of your keto diet, then I’ve got you covered with his delicious keto chicken parmesan. It’s loaded with delicious Italian flavors and will be sure to become a regular at your weekly dinner rotation.

We love it so much that even when I’m not doing keto, this is the only way I’ll have my chicken parmesan just because it’s so much healthier with no breading or frying needed. The chicken is simply seasoned with salt & pepper, Italian seasoning, stuffed with cheese, and pan seared in olive oil. It is then topped with marinara sauce and more cheese and baked until tender.

Juicy Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

THE RECIPE:

Ingredients:

  • 4 small chicken breasts or about 1 pound
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese or your favorite melting cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon 
  • Salt pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup marinara sauce pasta sauce


Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine mozzarella and parmesan cheese in a small bowl and set aside. 
  2. Use a sharp knife to cut a pocket into the side of each chicken breast.  Generously season both sides of the chicken breasts with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt & pepper.
  3. Stuff about ¼ cup of cheese into each chicken breasts and fold or seal with toothpicks if available. 
  4. Heat 1 tablespoons olive oil in a large heavy-duty pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts to the pan and sear for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden.
  5. Remove from heat and spoon sauce on chicken breasts. Top each chicken breast with a few tablespoons of cheese and bake uncovered at 375˚F for 15-20 min, or until an instant-read thermometer reads 165˚F. 
  6. Serve immediately with a chopped salad, steam veggies or zucchini noodles.

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