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Sheet Pan Almond Crusted Chicken Stuffed With Smoked Cheddar and Bacon

Sheet Pan Almond Crusted Chicken Stuffed With Smoked Cheddar and Bacon is just what I need right now. I have leftover bacon and smoked cheddar cheese from my Smoked Cheddar Jalapeno Bacon Dip recipe that I would like to use. I have also become a sheet pan connoisseur as of late. 🙂 I have created at least one dish a week for the last month. I am truly addicted! Another great thing about this dish is that it’s low-carb, with only 6 grams, net. Although, this dish is breaded, using the almond meal really helps with the overall macros here. Almonds are low in carbs.

Calories: 361       Fat: 20G      Net Carbs: 6G     Protein: 37G

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sheet pan almond crusted chicken stuffed with smoked cheddar and bacon

After baking the chicken for 20 minutes, covered, remove the chicken and add the veggies to the pan. Bake for an additional 10 minutes uncovered.
sheet pan almond crusted chicken stuffed with smoked cheddar and bacon

sheet pan almond crusted chicken stuffed with smoked cheddar and bacon

sheet pan almond crusted chicken stuffed with smoked cheddar and bacon

Recently, a friend reached out to me with a lot of “how to” questions about meal prepping. One of her questions related to how to keep chicken and fish meals fresh and how to prevent them from becoming dry throughout the week. I typically marinate most of my chicken and fish meals in advance of cooking. I also prepare a lot of stuffed meals. Stuffing chicken and fish helps prevent the meat from drying out. While reheating the dish, moisture is created from the various stuffed ingredients. Cheese works really well with this process. I also love to use olive oil to coat the meat prior to seasoning. This also helps bring moisture while reheating. 

sheet pan almond crusted chicken stuffed with smoked cheddar and bacon 

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sheet pan almond crusted chicken stuffed with smoked cheddar and bacon

sheet pan almond crusted chicken stuffed with smoked cheddar and bacon
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Sheet Pan Almond Crusted Chicken with Smoked Cheddar and Bacon

Sheet Pan Almond Crusted Chicken with Smoked Cheddar and Bacon is the perfect healthy, lightened-up, skinny dish with cream cheese and crunchy bacon.
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Course dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 360kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 oz skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 oz reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup smoked cheddar shredded
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 slices nitrate-free, uncured bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup almond meal I used Trader Joe's Just Almond Meal
  • 2 tbsp non-fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups fresh green beans
  • 2 cups fresh mushrooms
  • McCormicks Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Make cuts/slices into each of the chicken breasts, without cutting through the entire breast.
  • Combine the almond meal and seasonings into a bowl.
  • Dip the chicken in the olive oil and then coat with the almond meal mixture.
  • Place the cream cheese in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften. Combine the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, smoked cheddar cheese, and bacon in a bowl. 
  • Stuff the cheese and bacon mixture into each of the slits in the chicken.
  • Sprinkle the parmesan cheese and paprika over the top.
  • Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray. Add the chicken the pan. Cover with parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the parchment paper. Add the veggies to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Bake an additional 10 minutes uncovered.
  • Allow to cool before serving.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Calories: 360kcal
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Emily

Tuesday 21st of March 2017

I love sheet pan dinners. The crust on that chicken looks absolutely delicious my mouth is watering!

pretty

Tuesday 21st of March 2017

I love smoked cheese, it's amazing! This almond crust looks so good, I have started to use almonds instead of bread crumbs too, they work so well.

Just Jo

Tuesday 21st of March 2017

Oh this looks amazing - I loved smoked bacon so smoked cheese must be a heaven sent thing to stuff your chicken with. I'll definitely make this soon as me and Hungry Hubby are cutting way, way back on carbs. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Just Jo

Tuesday 21st of March 2017

Oh this looks amazing - I loved smoked bacon so smoked cheese must be a heaven sent thing to stuff your chicken with. I'll definitely make this soon as me and Hungry Hubby are cutting way, way back on carbs. Thanks for sharing.

Brian Jones

Tuesday 21st of March 2017

What a lovely collection of flavours, I bet that smoked cheese works wonderfully.