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Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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This low carb basil stuffed chicken recipe is super easy to make and has loads of flavor. Perfect for a keto weeknight meal!

Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts - low carb and keto recipe

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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.

Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts - low carb and keto recipe

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.

Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts - low carb and keto recipe

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.

Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts - low carb and keto recipe

Roast in a preheated oven for 45 minutes or until the center has reached 165F. A probe thermometer is useful for this!

Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts - low carb and keto recipe

Shown here served with keto coleslaw – KFC copycat style!

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Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This low carb basil stuffed chicken recipe is super easy to make and has loads of flavor. Perfect for a keto weeknight meal!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Make the stuffing by combining the cream cheese, cheese, garlic paste, basil and black pepper.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Notes

1g net carb per serving

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 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.

You might also like to try my other keto stuffed chicken recipes like my Brie and Asparagus Stuffed Chicken!

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Colleen

Tuesday 1st of September 2020

Hi do you have any love carb books that are also relatively love fat..... no use dropping carbs and then going over % on fat

Georgina

Tuesday 1st of September 2020

It's not quite as straight forward as that - what sort of diet are you following?

meagan

Saturday 15th of December 2018

What would go well with this chicken dish?

Georgina

Monday 17th of December 2018

How about some green beans with lemon and pepper? https://stepawayfromthecarbs.com/low-carb-green-beans-with-lemon-and-pepper/

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Sarah

Monday 5th of September 2016

I absolutely love fresh basil! There is no comparison! Thanks for sharing!

Taryn

Saturday 3rd of September 2016

These look great! I like that you used skin on chicken.

Georgina

Sunday 4th of September 2016

Love chicken skin! :-)

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