Keto Chicken With Cream Cheese


Keto Chicken With Cream Cheese is a mouth-watering low carb dish that’s filled with flavor and can easily be cooked at home. This recipe is super fast, easy, and absolutely delicious. The juicy chicken goes well with the cool, creamy taste of the soft cheese.

Keto Chicken With Cream Cheese is a delicious, creamy recipe that goes well with some green vegetables or salad. This dish will become your favorite when you are on a low carb diet and are trying to fight the flab.


This decadent and delicious Keto Cream Cheese Chicken will win you over. I can never get enough of the chicken filling made with cream cheese, sharp cheddar, pungent garlic, flowery basil, and salty sun-dried tomatoes. The recipe for this mouthwatering chicken is surprisingly easy to prepare.

Photo of Keto Cream Cheese Chicken on a white plate garnished with basil.

If you’ve been around for a while, you probably already know how much I love everything creamy and luscious.

One of my favorite aspects of following a ketogenic diet is being able to indulge in all that cheesy goodness without feeling bad about it.

My current infatuation is this keto cream cheese chicken, and I think you’ll appreciate it too.

Make dinner together, shall we?


  • You are welcome to fill the chicken with another creamy cheese. Excellent choices include Boursin, goat cheese, and marscapone. Another excellent choice is seasoned cream cheese.
  • The stuffing is enhanced nicely by the addition of chopped artichokes and spinach.
  • Add bacon, chives, and cheddar cheese to the filling for a unique twist.


  • Use an Instant Read thermometer to check for doneness because the amount of time it will take to cook something depends on its thickness and size. When the temperature of the chicken hits 160 degrees, it should be taken off the heat. If you let it sit, the temperature will rise until it reaches the suggested level of 165 degrees.
  • Never forget to use a toothpick or skewer to hold the filling in during cooking! To achieve even browning when you flip it, you might need to move it a little.
  • I advise flinging just once. The filling may come out if you flip your sandwich too many times.


  • Brussels sprouts prepared in the instant pot are a quick and simple side dish that are always a hit.
  • Making Keto green beans is incredibly easy, and they make a delicious side dish.
  • This Keto asparagus is the ideal side dish if you prefer simple dishes.


Can this recipe be made ahead of time?

Yes. You can stuff the chicken up to one day ahead of time and keep it in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Leftovers can be kept for up to three days in the refrigerator. My preferred method of reheating is the oven.

Can I make Keto Cream Cheese Chicken in a casserole dish?

Yes, you can. Brush or spray the top of the chicken with oil for a little browning. Bake at 350 for 20 to 30 minutes, until an Instant-Read thermometer reaches 160 degrees.


To begin, combine in a medium bowl the melted cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and garlic.

Cut a pocket-forming horizontal slice into the chicken after seasoning it. (Don’t make a complete cut.)

Photo of chicken on a white plate with a horizontal slit through it.

Next, stuff the chicken with the cream cheese mixture and secure with toothpicks or wooden skewers.

Photo of cream cheese stuffed chicken that is ready to be cooked.

Cook until an Instant Read Thermometer reads 160 degrees on the stovetop or in an air fryer.

Before serving, let the food rest for 5 to 10 minutes. (The object’s inside temperature ought to be 165 degrees.)


Making this quick and delicious keto crack chicken for dinner only takes a few minutes! Nobody will be able to tell that this hearty dish is low carb thanks to the combination of chicken, bacon, two kinds of cheese, and ranch seasoning.

Crack Chicken Keto

Fried chicken, chicken parmesan, and this keto crack chicken are some of my favorite keto chicken dishes to prepare.

I’ve never been one to proactively plan my meals. I usually make decisions on the spot unless I’m hosting guests or planning a dinner party.

I’ll be loitering over the refrigerator around 5 o’clock, checking out what I have inside and what I can make for dinner. The three ingredients you’ll always find in my refrigerator—chicken breast, bacon, and shredded cheese—are what I use to make crack chicken 90% of the time.

What is crack chicken?

As the name implies, crack chicken is a delectable dish made by baking together chicken, bacon, cheese, and ranch flavor to make a quick, scrumptious, and hearty evening supper. It’s the kind of meal that even finicky diners will like and that you would prepare on a weekly basis.

I adore this recipe because it’s unintentionally keto! It uses low-carb and no-carb components, but you wouldn’t know it, is what I’m saying. It takes little preparation and is soothing, creamy, and cheesy. Although I prefer to bake it in the oven, you can also use a slow cooker or an instant pot.

What is crack chicken made of?

For the chicken

  • Chicken breast fillets– Either four small chicken breast fillets or two large ones that have been sliced through the middle.
  • Salt and pepper– To season the chicken before pan frying them.
  • Garlic powder– Adds a light garlic flavor without needing any garlic.
  • Butter– To fry everything in.

For the cream cheese filling

  • Cream cheese– Softened to room temperature.
  • Spice mix– Onion powder, garlic powder, dried dill, salt, and mustard powder are all mixed together to create a mock ranch seasoning mix.

For the topping

  • Bacon– Thick cut bacon, because what else goes well with chicken and cheese?
  • Olive oil– To fry the bacon in.
  • Cheese– A mix of cheddar and mozzarella cheese to cover the chicken before baking it in the oven.

How do you make crack chicken?

The bacon should first be properly fried and crispy in a pan. Keep the bacon juices in the pan, then, when the butter is hot, add the chicken breast fillets with the seasonings. Chicken should be cooked until no longer pink. Fill a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with the pan juices and add the chicken on top.

The cream cheese and spice mixture should now be thoroughly blended. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top of the chicken breast fillets after evenly distributing it among them. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown, then top with the bacon and cheese shreds.

Instant pot or slow cooker option

While I prefer the oven method for cooking this dish, you can also make it in the instant pot or the slow cooker. If you choose the slow cooker option, I recommend you shred the chicken and mix everything together, for the ultimate flavor explosion!

  • Prepare the cream cheese mixture and chop your bacon before making the instant pot crack chicken. Spread the cream cheese over the seasoned chicken breast fillets in the bottom of an instant pot. Cook for 15 minutes on high, then top with bacon and cheese shavings. Before serving, remove the lid and give everything 10 minutes to sit.
  • Chicken will be shredded after it has cooked, making the slow cooker version of crack chicken a little different from the traditional recipe. The chicken breast fillets should be placed in the bottom of a slow cooker, topped with cream cheese, and cooked on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. Shred the chicken with two forks after taking off the lid. Before combining everything and serving, add the bacon and cheese, cover the slow cooker, and let it sit for 10 minutes.

Tips to make the best recipe

  • Don’t fried your chicken too much. While baking in the oven, the chicken will continue to cook. The chicken is prepared for consumption when its internal temperature reaches 165C.
  • Ranch seasoning in a package can be used in place of the spice blend if you don’t strictly adhere to the keto diet (often found in the soup or salad dressing aisle).

Storing, freezing, and reheating tips

  • To store: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days.
  • To freeze: Place the cooked and cooled chicken in a sealable baking dish and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • Reheating: Either microwave the chicken in 20-second spurts until warm or in reheat in a preheated oven.

Keto Crack Chicken

This recipe for keto crack chicken is oozing with flavor. Chicken that is moist and tender with bacon bits, cream cheese, and mozzarella for a cheesy twist, and of course, crack. This fantastic Trim Healthy Mama-approved keto chicken meal is also low carb, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and all of the above.

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One protein that we frequently consume at home is chicken. You may use it in a wide variety of dishes because it is so adaptable. My family currently requests Crack Chicken the most whenever they find packages of chicken tenderloin or chicken breast in the refrigerator.

For years, I’ve wanted to create my own rendition as a casserole. Although I’ve seen a lot of crack dips, I like casseroles. Any kind of creamy, cheesy casserole is a favorite among my kids, especially if it contains bacon.

What is Crack Chicken?

It consists of creamy chicken, ranch dressing, and bacon. The kind of chicken keto meal I enjoy sharing on Joy Filled Eats!

What does the name Crack Chicken mean? Everyone claims they cannot resist the cheesy chicken since it is incredibly addictive and delicious. The name is not something I came up with. I simply adapt a well-known recipe for my own purposes.


Chicken Tenderloins – Chicken tenderloins, also known as chicken fingers, are produced by cutting the narrow strip of meat on the inside of an uncooked chicken breast so that it is easier to cook.

Cream Cheese – I use full-fat cream cheese.

Mozzarella Cheese – Shredded mozzarella is great in this keto chicken recipe.

Scallions – Scallions (also known as green onions) are a type of onion that has a white or light green base.

Bacon Crumbles – Bacon Crumbles are small pieces of bacon that have been fried or oven-baked. They are often used on top of salads or side dishes, or as a garnish to other dishes.

Garlic Powder – Garlic powder is a dried and ground version of garlic, and is used as a seasoning.

Onion Powder – Onion powder is simply dehydrated, ground onion. Onion powder provides a way for one to obtain the flavor of onion without having to use an unpeeled fresh onion.

Dried Dill – Dill weed is often used in cooking and seasoning dishes because it has a very strong and distinctive flavor. It is a signature flavor in ranch dressing.

How To Make Keto Crack Chicken

The oven should first be heated. then apply cooking spray to a casserole. Your chicken tenders should be placed in the dish, then set away.

Step two is to combine all the seasonings in a bowl with the cream, softened cream cheese, half the mozzarella, half the bacon, and all the other ingredients.

Step 3: Combine thoroughly, then coat the chicken with the mixture.

Step 4: Top with scallions, sprinkle with the remaining bacon and cheese, and bake!


Use whatever cheese that you have or that suits your preferences. Depending on what I had in the fridge, we have used mozzarella cheese, pepper jack cheese, mild cheddar cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, and parmesan cheese. They have all performed admirably.

Sauce: To make the sauce a little thinner, put in some heavy cream, chicken stock, vegetable broth, mayonnaise, sour cream, or even marinara sauce. I typically combine mayo, cream cheese, and sour cream in my casseroles. In this dish, I really enjoy the flavor of the cream cheese on its own, but you can adjust the sauce to your liking.

Vegetables: If you want to add a vegetable to this keto chicken recipe, my favorite picks are spinach, broccoli, or cauliflower.

Common Questions

How Long do I Cook Chicken in the Oven?

The rule of thumb is to allow your chicken to reach the proper internal temperature of 160 degrees. This will take around 30-35 minutes.

Do You Shred the Chicken?

Most recipes for keto crack chicken you see do offer a shredded chicken. I kept my chicken in tenders and then piled on toppings and baked. I loved the method of serving up small chicken tenders.

If you prefer shredded, precook chicken, shred and then place in the bottom of the pan and then add on the toppings.

Is Crack Chicken Keto?

This crack chicken recipe is a low carb keto-friendly recipe. Just remember how you serve it is important because you don’t want heavy carb sides.

How to Store Leftover Keto Crack Chicken

Store any leftovers you may have in the fridge. I place ours in an airtight container, and it will keep up to three days. Use your best judgment on how long the chicken is good for, as you don’t want to get sick from leftovers.

Best Way to Reheat Casseroles

I like to warm my leftovers up in the oven, but the microwave works too. If you do oven just place chicken in a pan and cover with aluminum foil. Toss in at 350 degrees and heat until it is warmed through. Remove foil and serve!

For the microwave, don’t overcook it as it will pop and splatter and make a mess if you have a shield for your microwave cover the dish before heating.

Can You Freeze Crack Chicken?

The cream cheese will separate a bit when you go to thaw this from the freezer, but it will still taste good. If you don’t mind a slight change in texture, you could quickly freeze any leftovers you don’t plan to eat right away.

Just place in a freezer container or sealable freezer bag and store for up to three months. Allow the chicken to thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to serve it up.

You can easily make single serve portions of this keto chicken recipe when freezing it so that it makes for a quick single serve lunch or dinner.

What to Serve With Keto Chicken Recipes

There are so many ways to enjoy this keto chicken recipe. Eat your chicken on a plate with favorite sides, top a hamburger or slider bun for a sandwich, are two popular methods. You could even top zucchini or pasta with the chicken or use it as a dip for entertaining!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it called crack chicken?

Crack chicken gets its name from the popular crack dip. It uses the same ingredients, with the addition of chicken, and something you’ll definitely request a second helping!

Can I use other cuts of chicken?

While chicken breasts are preferred, skinless chicken thighs can also be used.

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