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Garlic Lemon Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Cheese stuffed chicken breast makes a delicious dinner that's low carb and easy. Learn how to make these garlic lemon stuffed chicken breast at home with a few ingredients. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 450 kcal
Author Shadi HasanzadeNemati


  • 2 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lemon juice of
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 8 slices Cabot Extra Sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Cut the chicken lengthwise but don’t cut it all the way through, 3/4 way is enough. 

  2. Mix olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, paprika, oregano and cumin in a bowl and rub this inside and outside of the chicken. 

  3. Fill inside of the chicken with the cheese slices and the lemon slices. Seal the chicken with toothpicks.


  4. Preheat the oven to 350F. 

  5. Heat an oven safe pan over medium high heat. Once hot, place the chicken breasts in the pan and sear for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Flip once to have both sides seared perfectly. 

  6. Place the pan in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked perfectly. 

  7. Serve with your desired side dish. 

Recipe Notes

If not using an oven safe pan, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and transfer the chicken breasts to the baking sheet to bake in the oven.