It’s always said that it’s best to consume chicken thighs on the keto diet because the fattier cuts of chicken boost your ketosis levels.
Well, what if you enjoy chicken breasts? The answer is to add some delicious fat to your meal. This keto chicken breast recipe includes high quality goat cheese and bacon to increase the fat content and taste of the dish.
You’ll love this easy to prepare keto dinner idea and make it over and over again for your entire family.
Bacon and Goat Cheese Stuffed Keto Chicken Breast Recipe
This is a meal that you can cook for your low carb kids and friends who aren’t convinced that the keto diet is awesome.
The perfect keto dinner meal for potlucks, dinner ideas and fancy meals for the entire family.
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 6oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 4 oz goat cheese (divided)
- 6 strips cooked bacon (crispy and crumbled)
- 6 basil leaves (rolled and sliced thin)
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Butterfly the chicken breast by running a sharp knife horizontally through the thickest part. Place one hand on top of the breast to stabilize while holding the knife parallel to the work surface while cutting. Do not cut all the way through. Open the breast so both halves can lie flat.
- Season the exposed surface with salt and pepper, then add 1/4 of the goat cheese, crumbled bacon, and sliced basil leaves to each breast. Fold the breasts in half so the cheese mixture is surrounded by chicken breast on the bottom, back and top. Secure with long wooden toothpicks, if desired.
- Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large oven-safe skillet. Once hot, add the stuffed chicken breasts to the pan to sear. Once browned on the bottom, carefully turn each breast over and repeat on the other side. Season top and bottom with salt and pepper, if desired, during this process.
- Place skillet in preheated oven and cook until an instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees when inserted, approximately 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cover until ready to serve.
- A few minutes before removing the chicken from the oven, start making the balsamic glaze. Heat balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat. Stir while heating until the vinegar is reduced to about 1/3 of its original volume. It will form a thick, syrupy consistency when it is ready.
- To serve, place a stuffed chicken breast on each plate and drizzle with balsamic glaze.