Broccoli-Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe


Just a few easy items and 25 minutes will turn this broccoli-cheese stuffed chicken breast recipe into a family favorite.  


– 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breast – 3 cups broccoli floret – 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese – 2 oz. cream cheese, at room temp – 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives or other fresh herb – Garlic powder, cumin or other spice – 1/4 cup olive oil, divided



Heat the oven to 400°F. Add 2 tablespoons water to a microwave-safe bowl of broccoli. Cover the bowl (a large plate works best) and microwave broccoli for 2 minutes. Remove broccoli from microwave and drain well on paper towels.  


Step 1

Return the broccoli to the bowl after cutting it into pea-sized pieces. The bowl should contain cheddar cheese, cream cheese, chives, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Mix well.  


Step 2

Cut a deep pocket lengthwise into each chicken breast on a chopping board without cutting through to the opposite side using a sharp knife.  


Step 3

Press the broccoli mixture into each chicken breast pocket. Sprinkle garlic powder, salt, pepper, and other spices on both sides of the chicken breasts.  


Step 4

Divide olive oil between two ovenproof skillets over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add two chicken breasts per pan. Sear the chicken for 3 minutes on one side, then turn and sear for 2–3 more minutes.


Step 5

Place the skillets in the oven and cook the chicken breasts for 10–15 minutes until the thickest portion reaches 165°F. Remove chicken breasts from oven and serve.  


Step 6


– Calories: 491kcal,  – Carbohydrates: 6g,  – Protein: 37g,  – Fat: 36g,  – Saturated Fat: 14g, – Cholesterol: 132mg,  – Sodium: 463mg,  – Potassium: 695mg,  – Fiber: 2g,  – Sugar: 2g,  – Vitamin A: 1107IU,  – Vitamin C: 63mg,  – Calcium: 357mg,  – Iron: 1mg


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