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Spinach, Bacon Stuffed Chicken Thighs

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Great Keto Recipe

Chicken thighs are a great cut of meat to enjoy on the Keto diet, especially when stuffed with delicious ingredients.  This recipe highlights the combination of bacon and spinach for a rich, hearty meal.  Served with a light salad with a vinaigrette or sauteed vegetables, this is a great meal to make for dinner and save for lunch the next day.

5 bacon slices                                          1 lb boneless chicken thighs

2 tablespoons butter                              1/4 cup shredded Swiss Cheese, divided

11/2 cups spinach                                    1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon minced garlic                       1/4 teaspoon black pepper

3/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature

  1.  Preheat oven to 425.
  2. On a baking sheet, place the bacon slices and bake in pre-heated oved for about 10-15 minutes or until crispy.  Set aside to cool. Maintain oven temperature.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter.  Add spinach and garlic.  Cook until spinach wilts, about 2 minutes.  Remove spinach from skillet.  Set aside.
  4. Chop cooled bacon into small pieces.
  5. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, sauteed spinach and chopped bacon.
  6. On a flat surface, lay out chicken thighs.  Spread meat open so the thighs lay flat.  Place an equal portion of cream cheese mixture on each piece of chicken. 
  7. Top each with Swiss cheese, equally divided.
  8. Close the thighs.  Secure with toothpicks.  Season with salt and pepper.  Place chicken thighs in a baking dish.
  9. Bake for about 18 minutes.  Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees F before serving.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 527
  • Total Fat: 44.1 g
  • Carbs: 2.4 g
  • Net Carbs: 2.4 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 29.3 g
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