Chicken With Brie Recipe

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Chicken with Brie Recipe that’s easy to cook and relatively low in calories is a great option for dinner tonight. I love food. I love it more than people and most things in life. This Apple and Brie Stuffed Chicken recipe is one of my favorite to make and eat because it is a one dish recipe

This chicken recipe is full of flavor, fairly quick to make, and a family favorite. and protein in brie cheese makes this recipe a very healthy and family friendly.

Chicken With Brie Recipe

  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, about 5 ounces each
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt-free garlic and herb seasoning
  • 4 to 8 slices Brie cheese, about 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked

Directions

  1. Heat a stove-top grill pan or griddle with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat to preheat.
  2. Season both sides of chicken with salt, black pepper, and garlic and herb seasoning. Add chicken to hot pan and cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, until browned and cooked through. Remove from heat. Place 1 to 2 slices of Brie on top of chicken, cover with foil and place back on grill pan for another 1 minute, until cheese melts.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and chopped shallots to the pan and saute. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, honey and salt and pepper, to taste. Add the mixture to the skillet and stir to combine. Pour the warm vinaigrette over the spinach and toss to coat. Crumble the bacon strips over the dressed salad.
  4. Transfer chicken to a serving plate or plate with spinach salad.

Apple and Brie Stuffed Chicken

Apple and Brie Stuffed Chicken close up

This Apple and Brie Stuffed Chicken with a maple-Dijon glaze may sound a bit fancy, but it comes together easily with just a few ingredients! Don’t be intimidated by stuffing the chicken breasts, it only takes a few minutes. You’ll just slice the breasts in half to create a top and bottom, open them up, and place the apples and cheese inside. Sear them, glaze them, bake them and you’re done! The sweetness of the apples with the creamy mild Brie has a nice light flavor and the maple-mustard glaze adds a sweet and tangy richness. The chicken comes out juicy and perfectly cooked and each stuffed breast makes for a filling, satisfying serving. Better still, each piece is just 355 calories or 7 Green, 4 Blue or 4 Purple WW SmartPoints!

Apple and Brie Stuffed Chicken plated with broccoli

One of the nice things about this Apple and Brie Stuffed Chicken is that it’s really easy to make more or less depending on your needs. Just feeding yourself? Halve the recipe! Want to make 6 or 8 pieces for a larger family? No problem. I will give you fair warning, I love this recipe and get sad if I don’t make enough for leftovers. Plan accordingly!

I used two types of Dijon mustard in this recipe, and I love the added texture from the whole grain variety. I recommend using both of course, but if you can’t find the seedy kind or just don’t have it on hand, you can omit it and it will still be delicious. I use my store brand (Wegmans), but Trader Joe’s and many other brands have a whole grain Dijon.

Keto Brie + Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Keto Brie + Spinach Stuffed Chicken Recipe + Video – 4g net carbs! A low carb crispy, breaded chicken breast stuffed with sauteed spinach, onions + brie cheese. Gluten free, grain free, Whole30 with substitutions, dairy free with substitutions, sugar free, clean eating, real food. 

keto brie + spinach stuffed chicken breast cut in half on a white plate with cauliflower rice

Keto Spinach + Brie Stuffed Chicken

Let’s take a moment to enjoy that amazing, melty, spinach packed filling in the chicken. It’s a thing of beauty.

These keto spinach + brie stuffed chicken breast are fancy enough to make for a dinner party or date night at home, but also easy enough to make for a family weeknight dinner that is anything but boring.

stuffing chicken breast with brie cheese and spinach

Brie + Spinach Filling

If you’ve never made stuffed chicken breast, you need to! I start by pounding the chicken into an even thickness, so it all cooks at the same rate. Then, I use a knife to cut a deep pocket on one side of the chicken (leaving the other 3 sides uncut).

The filling of this chicken is super simple. I sautee some onions and garlic until soft, then throw in chopped spinach until wilted. I add in some sliced brie cheese, which has the ultimate melting factor and flavor.

crispy breaded chicken in a cast iron skillet

Keto Crispy Breading

To take this chicken to the next level, I dip it in an egg wash and then coat it in a mixture of pork rind panko (my favorite 0 carb breading!) and parmesan cheese. This gets the chicken crispy and crunchy with amazing flavor from the parmesan cheese.

I sear it off in my cast iron skillet until golden brown, then finish baking it in the oven so the brie cheese gets completely melted and gooey and amazing.

Serving Suggestions

I love serving this with my keto cauliflower rice risotto. It’s so creamy and luscious, and tastes ridiculously close to real risotto at a fraction of the carbs.

I added in a big handful of finely chopped spinach to the cauliflower rice risotto as soon as the cauliflower rice was starting to get golden edges. Highly recommend! Perfect pairing with this chicken!

Keto Brie + Spinach Stuffed Chicken

SERVINGS: 4

PREP TIME: 15 MINS

COOK TIME: 25 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 40 MINS

A low carb crispy, breaded chicken breast stuffed with sauteed spinach, onions + brie cheese. 

Ingredients

BRIE + SPINACH FILLING

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, grated or finely minced
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • kosher salt + pepper
  • 7- ounces brie cheese, sliced into eight 1/4″ thick slices

BREADED CHICKEN

  • 4 chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness
  • kosher salt + pepper
  • 1/2 cup pork rind panko
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

SERVING SUGGESTION

  • Cauliflower rice risotto, I added chopped spinach to this, yummy!

Equipment

  • cast iron skillet

Instructions 

  • Make the spinach filling: Heat your cast iron skillet (or largest oven safe skillet) over medium heat, add the 1 tablespoon olive oil, onion, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until the onion is soft and golden brown, about 10 minutes. If the onion ever looks too dry, add in a few tablespoons of water to the skillet to help it soften and caramelize. The water will evaporate as it continues to cook. When the onion is soft, add in the garlic and cook another 30 seconds until fragrant. Then add in the fresh spinach, season with more kosher salt + pepper, and cook until wilted, about 60-90 seconds. Spoon the mixture into a bowl and set aside. Clean your cast iron skillet out with a paper towel.
  • Prepare the chicken breast: After pounding them to an even thickness, use a knife to cut a large pocket into the middle, having the opening only be on one side of the chicken. (see recipe video to see how I did this). Season both sides of the chicken breast with with kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Set up the dredging station: Get 2 shallow bowls (or plates) wide enough for the chicken breast to easily fit. (I love using these glass meal prep containers.) In one bowl, add the beaten egg. In the other bowl, combine the pork rind panko and grated parmesan cheese. Mix the pork rind panko and parmesan cheese together.
  • Stuff and bread the chicken: In each chicken breast, add in 2 of the slices of brie cheese and top with 1/4 of the spinach + onion mixture. Then, dip each chicken breast in the egg wash, then dredge in the pork panko + parmesan mixture. Gently press to adhere. Set on a plate.
  • Cook the chicken breasts: In the same cast iron skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cook the chicken breasts for about 5-7 minutes on the first side until golden brown. Flip, and transfer the skillet to a 400°F oven to finish cooking, another 10-15 minutes until the chicken has an internal temperature of 165°F. Remove from the oven.
  • Serve: Serve warm. I love serving mine with cauliflower rice risotto (I added in 2 cups of chopped spinach to it, yum!)
  • Leftovers: Leftovers will keep in an airtight container refrigerated for at least 5 days.
  • More Info: See the Notes below for more tips, FAQs and substitution options!

Notes

Frozen spinach: You could definitely use frozen spinach in place of raw spinach. I’d thaw it first and squeeze out the moisture with a paper towel. You’ll need about 1/2 cup of thawed, squeezed spinach.

Cheese: You can use any melty cheese in place of the brie. Goat cheese, swiss, cream cheese, etc.

Dairy Free/Whole30: You can easily make this dairy free and whole friendly! Just skip adding cheese inside, and use all pork rind panko for the breading.

Prep Ahead: If you want to prep this ahead for a dinner party, you can stop after Step 4, cover and refrigerate the chicken for up to 1 to 2 days. Then, at dinner time, continue with Step 5.

CUISINE: AMERICAN, FRENCH

COURSE: MAIN COURSE

Calories: 647, Total Carbs: 5g, Protein: 72.1g, Fat: 36.5g, Fiber: 1.1g, Net Carbs: 4g

Protein In Brie Cheese

Americans love cheese and brie is no exception. Its creamy texture and buttery flavor profile satisfy the palette like not many others. But sometimes people wonder about this tasty cheese’s nutritional profile.

While Brie cheese is on the higher end of the fat-containing spectrum (almost 8 grams of fat per 1 ounce serving), it is an excellent source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and vitamin A. And when consumed in appropriate portions can be a part of a nutritious diet.

Brie Cheese Nutrition Facts

The nutrition information for 1-ounce (28 grams) of brie cheese is provided by the USDA.

  • Calories: 95
  • Fat: 7.9g
  • Sodium: 178mg
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 5.9g
  • Calcium: 52.2mg
  • Phosphorus: 53.3mg
  • Vitamin A: 168IU
  • Vitamin B12: 0.468mcg

Carbs

Brie cheese does not contain any carbohydrates.

Fats

A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving of brie cheese has 7.9 grams of total fat. Of those nearly 8 grams of fat, 4.93 grams are saturated fat, 2.27 grams are monounsaturated fats, and 0.23 grams are polyunsaturated fats. About 10% of the daily fat intake should come from saturated fats, the rest from unsaturated fats. A single serving of brie cheese has 2.27 grams of monounsaturated fats.

Protein

Brie cheese is a good source of dairy protein. A 1-ounce (28 grams) serving of brie has 5.9 grams of protein. Brie is created with full-fat milk. Milk is made up of water, protein (casein and whey), fat, sugar, and vitamins and minerals.

During the cheese-making process, the water and whey are removed while the casein that curdles forms the cheese. The protein found in brie is generally casein. Casein contains all nine essential amino acids. It also is easily digested and absorbed. Because it digests more slowly, casein can help you feel fuller for longer.

Vitamins and Minerals

Brie cheese is a nutrient-dense cheese that is rich in a number of essential vitamins and minerals including calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, and vitamin B-12. A 1-ounce (28 grams) serving of brie cheese provides 52 milligrams of calcium, which is 5% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA). It also provides 7% of the RDA of phosphorus, 20% of the RDA of vitamin A, and 20% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin B-12.

Calories

A 1-ounce (28 gram) serving of brie cheese has 95 calories. The calories in brie cheese are coming primarily from the fat content, with the remainder coming from protein. About 75% of the calories of brie cheese are from fat, while 25% are from protein.

Health Benefits

The health benefits of brie cheese are made possible due to its rich protein, vitamin, and mineral content. Brie cheese is an excellent source of casein protein, vitamin B12 for energy production, calcium for strong bones, and vitamin A for enhanced immune system response. Brie cheese can also aid in weight maintenance and be part of a nutritious diet.

May Aid Weight Maintenance

In the past, Americans were told to avoid full-fat dairy products like brie cheese for weight loss. It was believed that the fat in dairy was contributing to obesity. Turns out, the opposite is true. Research published in the European Journal of Nutrition found that there’s no direct association between full-fat dairy and body weight.

Casein, the milk protein found in most cheeses including brie cheese, is a high-quality protein popular in the bodybuilding and fitness communities due to its long-lasting protein-fueling effects. Because casein protein digests more slowly, it is ideal for long periods without eating, like overnight.

It is also rather filling, helping you stay fuller longer and eat fewer calories. Studies have shown that a casein-rich diet can help you lose weight, especially when paired with an exercise routine. And because a protein-rich diet is more satiating, you will have better control over food choices and take in fewer calories overall.

May Boost Energy and Mood

Brie cheese is a great source of the essential vitamin B12 or cobalamin. Vitamin B12 is required for DNA synthesis and the normal function of nerve cells. Since the body can’t make B12 on its own, you must get it through food.

Without enough vitamin B12 in your diet, you risk a deficiency known as megaloblastic anemia where your body is unable to transport oxygen to vital organs efficiently. This condition leads to weakness and fatigue. Ensuring you are getting enough B12 will help you avoid a deficiency and boost energy.

Plus, there is evidence suggesting a vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with severe depression. And for those suffering, higher levels of vitamin B12 have been linked to better recovery outcomes—meaning a boost in mood.

Though vitamin B12 therapy does not appear to boost energy or mood in those who do not have a deficiency, it is worthwhile to find out where your vitamin B12 levels stand if you are experiencing similar symptoms.

May Contribute to Bone Strength

Brie cheese provides 5% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for calcium. Calcium is an essential mineral responsible for the development, strength, and normal growth of healthy bones.

Research suggests supplementing with calcium and increasing intake of calcium-rich foods may increase bone mineral density and strengthening bones. Without enough calcium, there is a chance that your bones will weaken and increase your risk of osteoporosis. To be sure you are getting enough calcium shoot for approximately 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day.

May Strengthen the Immune System

The fat-soluble vitamin A is involved in the development and strength of the immune system. It has powerful anti-inflammatory abilities that enhance the immune system response and help treat infectious diseases including the common cold and stomach flu.

Lack of vitamin A-rich foods in the diet could lead to a deficiency. And since a vitamin A deficiency is the most common in the world, it’s something to consider. Especially since a vitamin A deficiency could make you more susceptible to getting sick, and have a more difficult time fighting off infection.

May Promote Heart Health

Despite the fact that brie cheese is high in saturated fat, it also contains a mix of other nutrients that might support heart health like protein, calcium, and vitamin D. Plus, initial research indicates that full-fat dairy foods like brie cheese may benefit the heart.

A 2021 study found an association between eating dairy fat and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Although the findings are encouraging, the researchers acknowledge that more research is needed to better understand how full-fat dairy foods truly benefit your heart.

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