i am stuffing cream cheese inside chicken. i would like to bake it off in the oven. what can i add to the cheese to make it not melt out

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The question doesn't really have a clear-cut answer. Cream cheese melts, and if there was a way to change it so much that it doesn't melt when hot (AFAIK there isn't), it would have an entirely different texture when cold too. So just magically keeping everything as it is, but without melting, is not an option.

What you can do is a filling which is made with cream cheese, but is not only cream cheese, and not just "thickened cream cheese". Or alternatively, use something other than cream cheese (the other answer suggests ricotta). There, the possibilities are endless. You can search for recipes and choose something that is to your taste.


My mum makes a wonderful strudel with cream cheese and cherries. She adds a bit of flour into the cheese and when it bakes and cools it stays firm. She adds about a Tbsp for every 250 g


Maybe use a more oven-friendly cheese like brie, something with a rind that won't melt. Drained ricotta is another good option as it doesn't really melt when baked but has a similar consistency to cream cheese.

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    brie will definitely melt unless you add the whole wheel with the rind (that will only fit a whole chicken)
    – Luciano
    Commented Jun 22, 2020 at 9:09

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