Creamy Olive Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

By Rena |

Chicken breast stuffed with a creamy olive and artichoke filling and then baked to perfection. So easy to make and the perfect low carb meal to add to the dinner table that everyone will enjoy.

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Busy moms always worry about what to make for dinner and chicken seems to come in very handy for me. I love making easy chicken dinner recipes for my family and this artichoke stuffed chicken was a winner! Serving the family Stuffed chicken recipes is such a great way to sneak in some veggies they don’t usually like to eat otherwise! This chicken dinner recipe is low in carbs and just perfect for those who are on a keto diet.

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How to make Artichoke Stuffed Chicken Breast

Making this stuffed chicken recipe is quite simple. Here is what you need to do:

In a bowl, prepare the creamy artichoke filling. Place the cream cheese with artichokes, olives, mozzarella, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Mix well, then taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Set aside.

Prepare the chicken breast pockets. If you don’t know how to do this part, go down to the section where I talk about “how to cut chicken breast for stuffing”

Fill in the pockets with the creamy artichoke stuffing and cook on the stovetop for 2-3 minutes on each side. You may need to seal the breasts with toothpicks to keep the stuffing inside.

Place the whole pan in the oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through or a thermometer reads 165 F.

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If you have some questions, here are some frequently asked questions on stuffed chicken. I hope I answered some for you.

HOW LONG TO COOK STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST

A  4 oz uncooked chicken breast usually takes about 25-30 minutes in the oven to bake until it is cooked through. Any stuffed chicken recipe that’s not cooked on the stovetop for a bit at first should take about 25-35 minutes at 375˚F or until a thermometer reads 165˚F (74˚C). If the stuffed chicken is cooked for a few minutes on a pan before placing it in the oven, the cooking time may only need to be about 20 minutes.

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CAN I FREEZE COOKED STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST

Stuffed chicken breast can be frozen whether they are cooked or uncooked. So many also ask if you can prep them ahead and freeze while they are raw. Here are some rules to follow for either option.

Cooked: Place the cooked stuffed chicken breast in an airtight container before you freeze. When ready, allow it to thaw in the fridge before you reheat it by either using the microwave or reheat in the oven.

Uncooked: Wrap each stuffed chicken breast individually with plastic wrap before placing them in an airtight container and storing them in the freezer. This will help keep them more fresh and you can take the exact amount needed to thaw out and bake. They should last up to 4 months in the freezer.

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HOW TO CUT CHICKEN BREAST FOR STUFFING

  1. Place the chicken breast flat on a cutting board
  2. Lay your left-hand flat on the chicken breast to keep it steady for slicing.
  3. Using a sharp knife start slicing from the middle and thickest part of the chicken.
  4. Slice through all the way down until its three-quarters of the way through.
  5. Be careful not to slice all the way through the chicken.

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I hope you love this Artichoke Stuffed Chicken Recipe. If you do then I am sure you will also love my Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Breast and this Asparagus Stuffed Chicken BreastThey are all low carb, easy to make, and keto-friendly.

More easy dinner recipes to try:

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Creamy olive artichoke stuffed chicken

Creamy Olive Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

Chicken breast stuffed with artichoke hearts, loads of cheese and kalamata olives. This Keto-friendly recipe is then baked to perfection.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
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Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • lb Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 6 oz Canned Artichoke Hearts in brine drained and chopped
  • ¼ Cup Sliced Kalamata Olives
  • ¼ Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Prepare the chicken by carefully cutting a pocket through the sides of each breast. Don't cut all the way through as it needs to hold in the filling. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese with artichokes, olives, mozzarella, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Mix well, then taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Stuff the chicken pockets with the artichoke-olive mixture. You may need to seal the breasts with toothpicks to keep the stuffing inside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and sear for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until it starts to brown.
  • Place the skillet in the oven and continue to cook until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink on the inside. About 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 626mg | Potassium: 684mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 959IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Linda says

    5 stars
    What would you serve on the side of this? Could you post recipes with side dish options attached or at least mentioned if they are separate recipes on your site? Some of us just really don’t know what would or should go with this; my first option would always be a carb since I don’t actually follow a keto diet.

    • Rena says

      Hi Linda
      Yes, thats a great idea. I will start to include some side dish options in my posts. For this one, I would also go with carbs or more veggies. But since you aren’t doing low carb, try roasted potatoes, or baked sweet potatoes. Quinoa would work well too.

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