This is one of the best keto chicken breast recipes around. It's easy, it's frugal, and it's melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Make it tonight!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author The Low Carb Keto Kitchen
1 4ozcan sliced mushrooms
Let's start by preheating the oven to 375°F.
Prep the Chicken
Time to do a little surgery on those chicken breasts. Freakishly large or otherwise.
So put them on a cutting board. Now get a really sharp knife and you're going to cut a pocket into the side of each breast. Make it as close to the middle as you can and don't cut all the way through the back.
Put the paprika, 1/2 tsp of sea salt, garlic powder, and onion powder into a small bowl and mix it up well.
Sprinkle the seasoning mix evenly over both sides of all the chicken breasts.
Make the Stuffing
Now grab a small mixing bowl. Put the cream cheese into the bowl and stir it up a little bit.
Then throw the Parmesan cheese, the minced garlic, and the rest of the sea salt into the bowl and mix all that up really well.
Drain the mushrooms and chop them up. Leave them in big chunks. Add mix those into the cream cheese mixture.
Divide the cream cheese mixture into quarters. Now get a spoon and put the mixture into the pockets you cut into the sides of the chicken breasts.
Try to tuck it into the back of the pocket as much as possible. It will start to melt and run out a little during baking, so don't give it a head start.
Now go get those bacon strips. Cut them each into 2 pieces. So instead of 4 long strips, you now have 8 shorter strips.
Take 2 of those shorter strips and wrap them around one of the chicken breasts. I try to cover up as much of the opening of the pocket as I can. That helps some with the escaping cream cheese mixture.
When you've got them wrapped up, put those bad boys into a 9" x 13" baking dish and pop them into the preheated oven.
Bake them for a minimum of 30 minutes. If you have the gargantuan chicken breasts, it's going to take longer than that.
The ones you see in the pictures actually took about 50 minutes. But start checking at 30 minutes to see if they are cooked through.
When the chicken is done you can turn on the broiler to crisp up the bacon if you want to. I usually want to...
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