Tuscan Stuffed Chicken Breast

By Rena |

You will love this Tuscan-style Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe. It’s easy to make, flavorful, and ready to serve in less than an hour. A low-carb chicken recipe that’s perfect for those on keto or anyone who loves stuffed chicken.

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Perfectly tender and juicy chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella cheese, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes. The stuffed chicken breasts are then nestled in a delicious garlic herbed creamy sauce with parmesan cheese and olives. A healthy chicken dinner recipe you can serve the entire family with some roasted veggies, rice, or spaghetti. This Tuscan stuffed chicken breast recipe is a great way to jazz up your chicken when you are tired of cooking up the same chicken every week.

Why this chicken recipe is perfect for you

  • Simple and easy: assemnling this chicken breast is easy and simple. From stuffing the chicken with the spinach and cheese, to make the creamy sauce it will cook in.
  • Scrumptious: we will leave it up to you to decide on how delicious this stuffed chicken recipe is. The flavor is so creamy and good.
  • Healthy: If you are loking for a low carb chicken recipe, this is for you!
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Ingredients you will need

Here is a list of ingredients that you will need to make this Tuscan Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe. The full measurements are listed further down below.

For the chicken:
boneless and skinless chicken breast- about 4
herbs: salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, fresh parsley
Mozzarella cheese – 4 slices
sun-dried tomatoes in oil
olive oil
baby spinach- fresh

For the Tuscan sauce:
olive oil
garlic cloves
chicken broth
almond milk, or any other milk
Italian seasoning
cornstarch
parmesan cheese
green pitted olives

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How to make this stuffed chicken breast recipe

  • Prepare the spinach: Place the spinach in a colander over the sink and carefully pour hot water over it to wilt. Allow it to cool, then squeeze out the excess water and set it aside. 
  • Season the chicken: Carefully cut each chicken breast lengthwise, but don’t go all the way through. Enough just to have a pocket to fill with all the good stuff. Rub the chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian herbs outside and inside the pocket. 
  • Stuff the chicken breast: Next, stuff the chicken breast with one slice of mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach. Seal each chicken breast with a toothpick.
chicken breast stuffed with cheese spinach and sun-dried tomatoes
  • Cook the stuffed chicken breast: Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan. Sear the chicken on both sides for 5-6 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Set aside on a plate and cover to keep warm. 
  • Start making the sauce: Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk the cornstarch with almond milk until it is fully combined.
    – Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the same preheated pan and cook the garlic for 1 minute. Then, add the Italian herbs together with the chicken broth, stirring well to deglaze the pan. Add the almond milk mixture together with the parmesan cheese.
    – Stir to combine and allow the sauce to simmer for a couple of minutes, just until it starts to thicken. Add in the olives and return the chicken to the pan into the creamy sauce.
  • Place chicken breast into the sauce: Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Let the chicken simmer into the sauce for 10-12 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  • Finally, farnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve!
side shot of chicken stuffed breast in a creamy sauce

Recipe notes and tips

  • serving size is one stuffed chicken breast.
  • Milk: we used almond milk. any other milk of choice works.
  • Best to use fresh spinach, but you may also use frozen spinach.
  • If you don’t have fresh parsley, you may use dried parsley.
  • Any oil of choice. we love EVOO
  • fresh garlic gives the best flavor. But if in a pinch, you can use 1 tablespoon of garlic powder.
  • in place of chicken broth, you may use vegetable broth.
  • use freshly grated parmesan cheese if possible.
  • other cheeses to use in place of mozzarella are provolone, white cheddar, gouda, swiss, or Romano.
  • store leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Make ahead: you may stuff the chicken breast and freeze for up to 3 months. Whean ready to cook, allow it to thaw the nnight before in the fridge before cooking.
top view chicken breast in a creamy sauce in orange pan

Frequently asked questions

How do you stuff boneless chicken breast?

First, you need to choose a thick enough chicken breast that’s good for stuffing. Lay the chicken breast on a flat surface. Place your hand over the breast and then using a sharp knife, start slicing the thickest part of the chicken breast diagonally all the way without cutting through the other end.

Do you stuff the chicken before cooking?

In the case of a stuffed chicken breast recipe, yes you definitely should stuff the chicken breast before you cook it. It will be quite impossible to stuff the chicken after it is cooked.

Can you prepare stuffed chicken breast ahead of time?

The quick answer is yes you can. Prepare the chicken breast and stuff it with whatever stuffing you will be using. You can store them in the fridge overnight to cook the next day, or you may freeze for up to 3 months and cook whenever you are ready.

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Tuscan Stuffed Chicken Breast

Tuscan-style stuffed chicken breast recipe with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and mozzarella cheese.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Diabetic
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 285kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

For chicken:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 6 oz each
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 thick slices of mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil drained and sliced
  • 4 cups packed baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped

For sauce:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup green pitted olives halved

Instructions

  • Place the spinach in a colander over the sink and carefully pour hot water over it to wilt. Allow it to cool, then squeeze out the excess water and set it aside.
  • Carefully cut each chicken breast lengthwise, but don’t go all the way through. Enough just to have a pocket to fill with all the good stuff. Rub the chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian herbs outside and inside the pocket.
  • Stuff it with one slice of mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach. Seal each chicken breast with a toothpick.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan. Sear the chicken on both sides for 5-6 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Set aside on a plate and cover to keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk the cornstarch with almond milk until it is fully combined.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the same preheated pan and cook the garlic for 1 minute. Add the Italian herbs together with the chicken broth, stirring well to deglaze the pan.
  • Add the almond milk mixture together with the parmesan cheese. Stir to combine and allow the sauce to simmer for a couple of minutes, just until it starts to thicken. Add in the olives and return the chicken to the pan into the creamy sauce.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Let the chicken simmer into the sauce for 10-12 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley!

Notes

  • serving size is one stuffed chicken breast
  • milk: we used almond milk. any other milk of choice works
  • best to use fresh spinach
  • if you don’t have fresh parsley, you may use dried parsley
  • any oil of choice. we love EVOO
  • fresh garlic gives the best flavor. But if in a pinch, you can use 1 tablespoon of garlic powder.
  • in place of chicken broth, you may use vegetable broth
  • use freshly grated parmesan cheese if possible.
  • other cheeses to use in place of mozzarella are provolone, white cheddar, gouda, swiss, or Romano.

Nutrition

Serving: 1stuffed chicken breast | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 693mg | Potassium: 901mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3338IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 3mg
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