Low Carb Stuffed Chicken Breast (Crock Pot or Oven – OAMC)




Oven Baked

I like making my own stuffed chicken breast in bulk. Making stuffed chicken yourself is a significant cost savings instead of buying it; especially when chicken is on sale. It is also healthier because you control exactly what your chicken is stuffed with. 

I usually sit down and stuff a dozen or two at a time for the freezer. I wrap them individually and tightly in plastic wrap and then store them together in a large freezer bag. I will pull out whatever I need the day before cooking and let them thaw in the fridge. Once fully thawed these can be cooked in the oven, toaster oven, or crock pot. 

Today I cooked them in the crock pot and they came out delicious and tender. The possibilities for stuffed chicken breasts are endless, but some of my favorites things to stuff chicken with are:

ham and swiss cheese (aka Cordon Bleu),
feta and sun dried tomatoes
goat cheese and argula
pepperoni and mozzarella.

Ingredients

boneless skinless chicken breasts
Your items for stuffing (i.e. cheese, veggies, meat)

If Slow Cooking:
1 cup of chicken or beef broth

If Oven Baking:
Oil of some type
low carb breadcrumbs (optional).  This is only if you are oven baking the chicken 
Directions
(1) Place each piece of chicken breast between plastic wrap and pound it thin using a mallet or the back of a heavy pan.  If the chicken breast is very thick I usually butterfly it first.  

(2) Place approximately 2 tablespoons of your stuffing onto the chicken breast and then roll tightly. Roll in low carb breadcrumbs if desired for oven baking.  

At this point, you can cook them or wrap these individually in plastic wrap and then freeze them in a freezer bag for later.

Crock Pot Cooking Directions:
Place rolled chicken in the crock pot seam down and top with 1 cup of chicken broth. Top with any seasonings of your choice (poultry seasoning, paprika).  Cook on low for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or on high for approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until fully cooked (i.e. tender and an internal temperature of 165 degrees).
Do not overcook.  Crock Pot temps vary and it is best to cook these to temperature using a meat thermometer the first time.  Season with salt and pepper before serving.

Stove Top Directions:
Place on a baking sheet seam side down.  Brush or spray with a bit of oil or wrap with bacon (this keeps the chicken from drying out).  Bake 30 minutes in a 400 degree oven or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

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