This rich and hearty keto-friendly meal is perfect for those on low-carb diets. Serve it with your favorite vegetables or veggie 'rice.'

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Set an oven rack in the center of the oven.

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  • Place chicken breasts between 2 sheets of heavy plastic on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound with the smooth side of a meat mallet to 1/2-inch thickness.

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and thyme and cook until mushrooms are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, 4 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in cream cheese and season with salt. Cook and stir until cream cheese has completely melted. Remove from heat.

  • Spoon mushroom-cream mixture onto the chicken breasts. Wrap chicken around the mixture and secure with toothpicks. Set chicken bundles, seam-side up, in a baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with Dijon mustard. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and return to the oven.

  • Continue baking until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 15 to 20 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Discard toothpicks before serving.

Cook's Notes:

You can use margarine instead of butter.

You can butterfly the chicken breasts instead of pounding down. Cut through horizontally and open the 2 sides and spread them out like a book.

Nutrition Facts

480 calories; protein 25.7g; carbohydrates 13.5g; fat 36.2g; cholesterol 143.7mg; sodium 790.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2020
Used chicken tenderloins and made pinwheels out of them because the store was i poi us of chicken breasts. I doubled the cream cheese and added extra garlic. But this was amazing on its own, before I changed things up a bit. We just wanted extra cheese for the side of broccoli. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2019
I really did enjoy this chicken breast last night. I used 2 humongous chicken breast. I probably should have cut the 2 to make 4. And I butterflied the chicken.I just used the white sliced mushrooms I had on hand. The meal was delicious!. Next time I will coarsely chop the mushrooms and may try fat free or reduced fat cream cheese. It was so good I felt guilty eating it! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2020
Used chicken tenderloins and made pinwheels out of them because the store was i poi us of chicken breasts. I doubled the cream cheese and added extra garlic. But this was amazing on its own, before I changed things up a bit. We just wanted extra cheese for the side of broccoli. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2019
Delicious! I didn t make any significant changes and we really enjoyed this dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2020
I made this as a smothered chicken. Amazing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2021
Great main dish Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2020
Excellent! I used boneless skinless thighs instead of breast’s. Tastes so good! Read More
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