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Garlic and Lemon Stuffed Chicken Breasts

This recipe is a wonderful way to add flavor to your meals without adding unnecessary calories or fat. The lean protein from the chicken, combined with the healthy fats from the cheese, make this a balanced and nutritious meal for anyone following a post-bariatric surgery diet.


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 ounces fat free cream cheese
  • 4 ounces 2% cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butterfly chicken breast (cut in half horizontally, not all the way through. Think of an open book.)
  2. Place 1 ounce of fat-free cream cheese and 1 ounce of 2% cheddar inside each chicken breast. Bring the top over to close and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Crack and whisk egg in a shallow bowl. Add grated parmesan cheese to another shallow bowl. Cover each chicken breast with egg mixture, then with cheese. Add to a baking pan (sprayed with cooking spray).
  4. Once all chicken pieces are put in the dish, press garlic over the chicken. Then squirt lemon juice all over. Bake for 25 minutes or until internal temperature reads 165F.