Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken

This Keto Stuffed Chicken is undoubtedly one of the most satisfying meals you can put on your dinner table! With its juicy and cheese-filled center, this low-carb dish is perfect for both a casual dinner and a festive gathering. Spending hours in the kitchen preparing a keto-friendly meal may seem daunting. That's where this convenient spinach stuffed chicken recipe comes into play! With a bit of simple prep, you'll have these moist and cheese-packed chicken breasts ready to cook in a skillet or air fryer for a delightful evening feast.


– 2 tablespoons avocado oil divided – ¼ cup chopped onion – ½ teaspoon minced garlic – 5 ounces baby spinach chopped – 4 ounces goat cheese crumbled – 2 ounces mozzarella cheese grated – 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs – 1 teaspoon smoked paprika – ½ teaspoon sea salt – ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


Cut a horizontal slit through the center of the chicken to form a pocket. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet to medium heat.


Next, add onion, and cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook one minute more. After that, add spinach, and sauté until wilted, about two minutes.


Season to taste with salt and pepper Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool slightly. Stir in cheeses.


Stuff the chicken pockets with the spinach and cheese mixture using toothpicks to secure. In a small dish, mix together paprika, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle over the chicken.


Heat the remaining tablespoon of avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.


Add chicken and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes per side.


Remove the chicken when it is 160 degrees. Tent and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes.