This low carb basil stuffed chicken recipe is super easy to make and has loads of flavor. Perfect for a keto weeknight meal!
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I have sooooo much basil in my herb garden right now. I used a lot making the Italian Cheese Ball – and it barely made a dent! So I grabbed some more for making this easy stuffing for chicken – which takes about 5 minutes to prepare! I use chicken breasts that have the rib bone attached, as I think it keeps the meat more moist. But regular chicken breasts would also be fine – as long as they come with the skin.
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How to Make Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts
To prepare the basil “filling” for these keto stuffed chicken breasts, combine cream cheese, shredded cheese (I have used an Italian blend or Swiss – both work fine), garlic paste, finely chopped fresh basil leaves and black pepper.
Gently pull the skin of the chicken away from the meat on one side, and place half the stuffing underneath the skin. Spread it out underneath, then replace the skin.
Repeat with the other chicken breast. Place them on a baking tray (I use a quarter size one) lined with a silicone mat or foil and season with salt and pepper.
Roast in a preheated oven for 45 minutes or until the center has reached 165F. A probe thermometer is useful for this!
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- 2 split chicken breasts with ribs
- 2 tbs cream cheese, softened
- 2 tbs shredded cheese
- ¼ tsp garlic paste
- 3-4 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
- salt and black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Make the stuffing by combining the cream cheese, cheese, garlic paste, basil and black pepper.
- Gently peel back the skin on one side of the chicken breast and place the half stuffing inside. Smooth it down and replace the skin. Repeat for the other piece of chicken.
- Place the chicken on a baking tray and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 45 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165F has been reached.
1g net carb per serving
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 405Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 143mgSodium 253mgCarbohydrates 1gNet Carbohydrates 1gFiber 0gProtein 41g
Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
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