6 net carbs

Mushroom, ricotta, and herb stuffed chicken

Enjoy our low-carb mushroom, ricotta, and herb stuffed chicken—a wholesome and nourishing dish created to support your dietary goals with its savory flavors and nutritious ingredients.

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Mushroom, ricotta, and herb stuffed chicken

Low-carb Keto stuffed chicken - mushroom, ricotta, and herb stuffed chicken.

Low-carb mushroom, ricotta, and herb stuffed chicken [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
Explore our low-carb mushroom, ricotta, and herb stuffed chicken recipe. Enjoy this savory dish, which features tender chicken breasts generously filled with earthy mushrooms, thyme, and creamy ricotta cheese. Designed to fit seamlessly into a low-carb lifestyle, each bite offers a satisfying blend of textures and flavors. Whether you're an experienced cook or just starting out, this recipe provides a nutritious and delicious meal option.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Net Carbs 6 g
*Net carbs are per serving

Ingredients
 

  • 4 large chicken breasts (about 8 ounces each)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • salt and black pepper
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • ¾ cup ricotta cheese
  • cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350F/180C.
    Close-up view of temperature knob on an oven, preheat oven to cook a meal.
  • Using a sharp knife, slice the chicken as though you were going to butterfly the breasts. Carefully cut the chicken in half lengthwise, being careful not to cut the entire way through. Season the outside with olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
    Top-view of seasoning raw chicken breasts with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes, until mushrooms are crispy and have stopped releasing water.
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  • Lower the heat to medium-low. Add the thyme leaves and soy sauce. Cook another 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
    Close-up side-view of mushrooms cooking in a skillet with fresh thyme and soy sauce.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, onion powder, and black pepper.
    Top view of mixing ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, and spices in a small bowl.
  • Stuff the chicken breasts with the ricotta mixture and the mushroom mixture. Distribute evenly between the chicken breasts. If needed, use toothpicks to hold everything together.
    Top view of stuffing chicken with mushrooms and ricotta cheese mixture.
  • In the same skillet over medium heat, heat the remaining olive oil. Once oil is hot, sear the chicken breasts until golden, about 5 minutes per side.
    Close-up side-view of searing stuffed chicken breast in a skillet until golden on each side.
  • Place seared chicken breasts on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165F/75C.
    Top view of seared stuffed chicken breast on a baking sheet ready to go into the oven to finish cooking.
  • Serve with your favorite vegetables or leafy greens. Enjoy!
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Notes

This recipe is very versatile and can be customized many different ways. Here are some of our favorite alternative filling options:

  • Spinach and feta: Sauté fresh spinach with garlic until wilted, then mix with crumbled feta cheese for a flavorful and nutritious filling.
  • Sundried tomato and basil: Combine chopped sundried tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and shredded mozzarella cheese for a Mediterranean-inspired filling bursting with flavor.
  • Pesto and goat cheese: Spread a layer of basil pesto on each chicken breast, then top with creamy goat cheese crumbles for a rich and tangy filling.
  • Bacon and cheddar: Cook crispy bacon until golden brown, then crumble and mix with shredded cheddar cheese for a savory and indulgent filling.
  • Artichoke and olive: Chop marinated artichoke hearts and Kalamata olives, then mix with grated Parmesan cheese for a Mediterranean twist on your stuffed chicken.
  • Jalapeño and cream cheese: Finely chop pickled jalapeños and mix with softened cream cheese for a spicy and creamy filling that packs a punch.
  • Caprese: Layer slices of fresh tomato, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil leaves inside the chicken breasts for a light and refreshing filling reminiscent of a classic Caprese salad.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this low-carb mushroom, ricotta, and herb stuffed chicken recipe Keto?

Yes, this recipe is Keto. One serving has 6 grams of net carbs, making it a good option for those following a Keto diet.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

This recipe is gluten-free if you use gluten-free soy sauce or coconut aminos. Most traditional soy sauce brands are not gluten-free and use wheat as a primary ingredient. We prefer coconut aminos over soy sauce; our favorite brand is BetterBody Foods Organic Coconut Aminos.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: Prepare the filling for the low-carb mushroom, ricotta, and herb stuffed chicken ahead of time, storing it in the fridge for up to 24 hours before stuffing the chicken.
  • Storing leftovers: Keep any leftover stuffed chicken in the refrigerator, stored in an airtight container, for 3-4 days to maintain freshness and flavor.
  • Freezing instructions: For longer-term storage, tightly wrap each stuffed chicken piece individually and freeze them for up to 2-3 months to enjoy later.
  • To reheat: When ready to enjoy, reheat the stuffed chicken by baking it at 350F/175C for 15-20 minutes until heated through. Alternatively, for a quicker option, microwave individual portions on a microwave-safe plate for 1-2 minutes until warmed to your liking. Always ensure the internal temperature reaches 165F/75C for safe consumption.

Additional Details

Living with diabetes doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or satisfaction in your meals. Our low-carb recipe collection offers nutritious options that cater to your dietary needs without compromising taste. Our low-carb mushroom, ricotta, and herb stuffed chicken is a delicious and wholesome choice, perfect for managing blood sugar levels while indulging in a satisfying meal.

Details about ingredients

  • Fresh chicken breasts: Rich in protein, chicken breasts are a lean source of meat that can aid in muscle development and repair. They also provide essential nutrients like niacin and vitamin B6, which are important for overall health and metabolism.
  • Mushrooms: Low in calories and carbohydrates, mushrooms are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They contain compounds that may help boost immunity, reduce inflammation, and support heart health.
  • Thyme: This aromatic herb not only adds flavor to dishes but also offers potential health benefits. Thyme contains compounds that possess antimicrobial properties and may help improve respiratory health.
  • Ricotta cheese: Ricotta is a creamy, low-fat cheese that’s high in protein and calcium. It provides essential nutrients for bone health and muscle function while adding a rich and creamy texture to dishes.
  • Parmesan cheese: Parmesan cheese is a flavorful addition to our recipe, providing a burst of umami and enhancing the overall taste. It’s also a good source of protein and calcium, supporting bone health and muscle function.

Variations

  • Mushroom varieties: Experiment with different types of mushrooms, such as shiitake, cremini, or portobello, to add depth of flavor and texture.
  • Herb options: Swap out thyme for other herbs like rosemary, sage, or basil to customize the flavor profile of the dish.
  • Cheese substitutes: Substitute ricotta with cottage cheese or goat cheese for a unique twist on the filling.

Serving pairings

  • Simple side salads: Pair the stuffed chicken with a mixed green salad dressed with balsamic vinaigrette or lemon juice for a refreshing accompaniment.
  • Roasted vegetables: Serve alongside roasted vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, carrots, or zucchini for added fiber and nutrients.
  • Cauliflower mash: Replace traditional mashed potatoes with cauliflower mash for a low-carb alternative that’s equally creamy and satisfying.
  • Quinoa salad: Prepare a quinoa salad with diced vegetables, fresh herbs, and a squeeze of lemon juice for a light and nutritious side dish.

Benefits for people with diabetes

Our low-carb mushroom, ricotta, and herb stuffed chicken offers several benefits for individuals managing diabetes. The dish is low in carbohydrates, helping to prevent spikes in blood sugar levels. Additionally, it’s high in protein and fiber, promoting satiety and aiding in blood sugar control. The inclusion of mushrooms provides an extra boost of antioxidants and nutrients, supporting overall health and well-being.

Tips

To ensure optimal results when preparing our low-carb mushroom, ricotta, and herb stuffed chicken, consider the following tips:

  • Properly slice the chicken breasts to create a pocket for the filling, ensuring even cooking.
  • Saute the mushrooms until golden brown to enhance their flavor and texture.
  • Season the ricotta filling generously with herbs and spices to elevate its taste.
  • Use toothpicks to secure the stuffed chicken breasts and prevent the filling from spilling out during cooking.
  • Monitor the chicken’s internal temperature using a meat thermometer to ensure it reaches 165°F (75°C) for safe consumption.

Our low-carb mushroom, ricotta, and herb stuffed chicken offers a delicious and nutritious option for individuals managing diabetes. With its simple preparation, versatile nature, and healthful ingredients, this dish provides a flavorful way to support your dietary goals while enjoying a satisfying meal.

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