Cheesy Stuffed Lemon Chicken Breasts

A creamy stuffed lemon-pepper chicken with a crisp outside.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
3 servings


  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup lemon juice, divided

  • cup buttermilk

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, divided

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Split chicken breasts down the middle with a knife, but do not cut fully in half.

  3. Mix cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, buttermilk, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon thyme together in a bowl. Divide mixture and stuff evenly into split chicken breasts. Set into a casserole dish.

  4. Mix mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon thyme together in a separate bowl. Apply mayo mixture evenly to both sides of the chicken breasts.

  5. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a chicken breast should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

975 Calories
89g Fat
12g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 975
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 89g 114%
Saturated Fat 27g 136%
Cholesterol 181mg 60%
Sodium 809mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 181mg 14%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 425mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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