This stuffed Italian chicken dish is filled with wonderful Italian flavors – it's perfect for a low carb dinner! Gluten free, LCHF, and keto friendly recipe.
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Like most people, I *love* Italian food. But as low-carbers we have to give up so much of it, or find processed low carb alternatives (which I do – frequently!). But if you like clean eating, then here's a great low carb way of eating some Italian food! Like my Pizza Dip – I've taken some of the best flavors including tomato, cheese, oregano and basil – and combined them into a delicious recipe!
Although it might sound tricky, this meal is definitely easy enough to prepare for a weeknight meal – can be prepared in advance, too!
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How to Make Stuffed Italian Chicken
Prepare the filling for the chicken by combining cream cheese, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, Italian seasoning and black pepper. Place a spoonful of the mixture at the end of thinly sliced chicken breasts (I buy mine pre-sliced).
Roll them up and place them in a baking dish that you have sprayed with some olive oil.
Mix together some canned tomato sauce (passata, not ketchup!) with some dried oregano – or more Italian seasoning if you prefer. Pour it over the chicken.
Roast in a preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until an internal temperature of 180F has been reached. A probe thermometer is very useful for this recipe! When the chicken is at 170F or so, sprinkle with grated cheese (I use an Italian blend), then return to the oven until the chicken has finished cooking.
Serve with salad, green beans or a dish like my Sauteed Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Lemon and Basil or Lemon Garlic Broccoli. Spoon some of the sauce over the chicken when serving, although you won't need all of it! Garnish with chopped fresh oregano or basil.
Low Carb Stuffed Italian Chicken
This stuffed Italian chicken dish is filled with wonderful Italian flavors - it's perfect for a low carb dinner! Gluten free, LCHF, and keto friendly recipe.
- ½ cup cream cheese
- 2 tbs chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- ½ tsp Italian seasoning
- black pepper
- 1 lb thinly sliced chicken breasts
- olive oil spray
- 8 oz canned tomato sauce
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ½ cup grated cheese
- fresh oregano or basil, chopped (for garnish)
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Prepare the filling for the chicken roll-ups by combining cream cheese, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, Italian seasoning and black pepper.
- Place a spoonful of the mixture at the end of thinly sliced chicken breasts. Roll them up and place them in a baking dish that you have sprayed with some olive oil.
- Mix together the tomato sauce with the dried oregano and pour it over the chicken.
- Roast for 30-40 minutes or until an internal temperature of 180F has been reached. When the chicken is at 170F or so, sprinkle with grated cheese, then return to the oven until the chicken has finished cooking.
- Spoon some of the sauce over the chicken when serving. Garnish with chopped fresh oregano or basil.
8g net carbs per serving Note: Only half the tomato sauce is included in the data as not all is required for serving.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 613Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 237mgSodium 957mgCarbohydrates 9gNet Carbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 60g
Thursday 10th of January 2019
I made this recipe last night. It was very good, not excellent. I tried to figure out what it was and then I realized - garlic! It needs some garlic. So, next time (and I will be making it for a potluck in less than 2 weeks) I plan to salt the chicken breasts with garlic salt before filling and add some garlic powder to the tomato sauce. I used both oregano and basil in the sauce and that was good.
Thursday 10th of January 2019
Sounds like an awesome idea! My husband isn't too keen on garlic so if I know that he's going to eat it, sometimes I don't think to include it.
Wednesday 29th of November 2017
This was good! Would be better in my opinion with ricotta cheese! Very good dinner though! I made it tonight and my boyfriend and I gobbled it up! We did eat it over bow tie pasta though ????
Saturday 24th of December 2016
These look so cheesy and delicious! I've never bought pre-sliced chicken breast like that before - I'll have to be on the lookout for them! :)
Maya | Wholesome Yum
Friday 23rd of December 2016
Low carb diets definitely take out a lot of Italian (pasta) options. This is an excellent idea for low carb Italian and it sounds delicious!
Tuesday 20th of December 2016
What a great weeknight dinner. I've never thought about filling chicken with cream cheese. Sounds very yummy!