Mushroom and ricotta stuffed chicken breasts

Mushroom and ricotta stuffed chicken breasts

With delicately flavored mushrooms and a rich cheesy filling, these stuffed low-carb chicken breasts are sure to impress. Serve with a fresh salad or with a side of roasted vegetables, and most importantly, enjoy!

Mushroom and ricotta stuffed chicken breasts

With delicately flavored mushrooms and a rich cheesy filling, these stuffed low-carb chicken breasts are sure to impress. Serve with a fresh salad or with a side of roasted vegetables, and most importantly, enjoy!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 4 (2 lbs) 4 (900 g) chicken breastchicken breasts
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 2½ oz. 70 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coconut aminos or tamari soy sauce
  • 7 oz. (¾ cup) 200 g (190 ml) ricotta cheese
  • 1 oz. 28 g parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 4 sprigs fresh thyme
Serving
  • 6 oz. (3 cups) 170 g (700 ml) leafy greens
  • 1 cup 240 ml sour cream
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Cut a pocket into the side of each chicken breast by cutting most of the way through, as if you were going to butterfly the breast.
  3. Rub one-quarter of the olive oil over the outside of the chicken breasts and season well with sea salt and ground black pepper.
  4. Heat another quarter of the olive oil in a large frying pan, over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for approx. 5 minutes, until the mushrooms are brown and crispy.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the thyme leaves, and coconut aminos or tamari soy sauce. Cook for 3 more minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the ricotta, parmesan cheese, onion powder, and black pepper.
  7. Spread equal portions of the ricotta mixture into the pockets of the chicken breast. Pile the savory mushroom mixture onto the ricotta, and top each breast with one sprig of thyme. Fold the chicken breast back over the filling.
  8. Heat the remaining half of the olive oil in a frying pan, over medium heat until hot. Sear the chicken breasts for five minutes on each side and then place on the baking tray. Bake on the middle oven rack for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven, cover loosely with foil, and rest for 10 more minutes. Serve with leafy greens and a dollop of sour cream.

Tip!

Store, wrapped or covered, in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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8 comments

  1. Tracy
    What are the macros?
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What are the macros?

    Please click the Nutrition+ tab under the list of ingredients for the macro information.

  3. Vivianne
    This was a great chicken dish, looked and tasted amazing.
  4. 2 comments removed
  5. Kate Nordin
    Hello there!
    Thanks so much for your feedback. We've listened, re-tested this recipe, and improved it. We hope once you try it again yourself, you'll notice the difference — and love it as much as we do.
    Happy cooking!

    /The recipe team

    P.S. To keep the comments section up-to-date, we've gone ahead and removed any comments regarding the now-resolved issues. Thanks!

  6. kathryn
    The cooking time is too long for the chicken. My chicken was dry :( I will make this again, but shorten the cooking time.
  7. Miki
    I made this chicken last night and it’s really delicious (I used much less parmesan since I don’t need a large amount of fat). Today, I chopped up the leftovers to add to a salad of baby spinach and arugula, a very small amount of fresh mozzarella torn into chunks, a chopped sun dried tomato, a tiny amount of raw pumpkin seeds, one chopped raw Brazil nut, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Absolutely incredible!

    I’m making this one regularly!

  8. Ekaterina
    "rest for 10 more minutes" - in or outside the oven?
    Reply: #10
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    "rest for 10 more minutes" - in or outside the oven?

    "Remove from oven, cover loosely with foil, and rest for 10 more minutes." would indicate to rest outside the oven.

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