Cheese-filled chicken breast with guacamole

Cheese-filled chicken breast with guacamole

Decadence defined. Every bite oozing cheese and sweet bell pepper with a healthy kick of heat. Chicken never tasted so good. If any miraculously survives your dinner plate, your lunch box will thank you for the leftovers.

Cheese-filled chicken breast with guacamole

Decadence defined. Every bite oozing cheese and sweet bell pepper with a healthy kick of heat. Chicken never tasted so good. If any miraculously survives your dinner plate, your lunch box will thank you for the leftovers.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Cheese-filled chicken
  • 1½ lbs 650 g chicken breastchicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1 green bell peppergreen bell peppers or red bell pepperred bell peppers
  • 1 1 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp pickled jalapeños, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 3 oz. 75 g cream cheese
  • 4 oz. 110 g (225 ml) shredded cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 4 tooth picktooth picks
Guacamole
  • 2 2 ripe avocadoripe avocados
  • 2 2 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • ½ ½ lime, the juicelimes, the juice
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 tbsp 5 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1 1 diced tomatodiced tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
For serving
  • 1 cup 225 ml sour cream (optional)
  • 8 oz. 225 g leafy greens or lettuce

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Chop bell peppers and garlic finely. Sauté in oil until soft. Place in a bowl and reserve to cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Add jalapeños, spices and both cheeses to the bowl. Mix well.
  4. Cut chicken breasts lengthwise partway through, along the thinnest part, so you can open it like a book.
  5. Add a big dollop of cheese batter and close with a tooth pick. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Fry until golden brown, in oil or butter. Place in a baking dish.
  6. You can place the remaining cheese batter on top or just in the baking dish.
  7. Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until the chicken breasts are thoroughly cooked. Remember to remove the tooth pick before serving.
  8. Serve with leafy greens, a generous amount of guacamole, and sour cream.

Guacamole

  1. Peel the avocados and mash with a fork, grate or chop the onion finely, squeeze the lime and pour in the juice.
  2. Add tomato, olive oil and finely chopped cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and blend well.

Tip!

Don’t throw away that avocado pit! Place it in the guacamole to keep it green.

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13 comments

  1. Carlotta
    Hello,

    I have one important question. One chicken breast consists of two parts. So for one serving it is the whole chicken breast with both of these parts? Or is one serving one half of this chicken breast? I was just confused, because some call the whole thing "chicken breast" and some call only one half of it "chicken breast".
    I know that I should eat until I don't feel hungry anymore, but I just need to know what is right :D
    I hope that you understand my question. :)
    Greetings from Germany!

  2. Mandy
    One half of a bird's breast.
  3. Toni L.
    This is sooo delicious! I used red, green, yellow, and orange bell peppers OMG, purely decadent. Used fresh jalapeno instead of pickled.
    I had to bake for 40 minutes.
    Once again Diet Doctor, you're at #1 on the recipe charts!
  4. Danielle
    I did 2 serving and it was so good (especially the melting batter mix, yummy)! I didn't have avocados at the time so I will try the Guacamole next week when I make it again -but I did top it off with sour cream. The chicken I cooked an extra 15-20 mins.

    This is my new favorite dish so far!

  5. Poonam
    Is the nutrition consist both the chicken and guacamole or only chicken?
  6. Marnie
    This was so delicious - hubby loved it too. Can’t believe how yummy these recipes are. Everything is superb!

    I did notice though that there is an inconsistency with the guacamole recipe/ingredients.
    It says to grate the onion but onion isn’t listed in the guacamole ingredients.
    I checked it against your other guacamole recipe (the one dedicatedly purely to guacamole) and it states onion in the ingredients list there.
    It was a bit confusing so thought it was worth a mention.

  7. Marilyn
    Instructions for the guacamole mentions oni9n, but onion is not listed in the ingredients.
    Reply: #8
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Thank you! I've alerted the Recipe team!
  9. Jacques
    I made this tonight ( March 12) and the omission is still there. May wish to alert the Recipe team again. The recipe is good even without the onion!
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  11. Tamara
    This is sooooo good and filling! adding to my faves :)
  12. Joan
    Had this for dinner.....it is wonderful, filling and decadent!
    I did not make with the Guac. didn't feel it needed any more richness....served with the green beans and avocado.
    (Husband is taking leftovers for lunch tomorrow)

    I just joined this program and being a cook for most of my working life (I am 75) I must compliment the recipes.
    They have been excellent!
    The recipes also give me the opportunity to"cook" again.
    Now a downsized family of 2 the challenge and interest in cooking had diminished.......Keto and your site have piqued my interest again!
    Thank you!

    Reply: #13
  13. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    That's fantastic, thank you for taking the time to let us know!
  14. Joanna
    This was delicious. I recommend this site all the time for those who wish to cook keto and not just enjoy their meals, but love them. Here is another example of just such a recipe. Thank you so much.

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