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Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast – Easy to make and delicious chicken breast recipe that’s loaded with a cheese and broccoli mixture for a perfect low carb and tasty meal.

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Easy Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

Looking for a tasty, low carb, easy to make chicken dinner recipe? Make this Broccoli stuffed chicken breast recipe that’s super tasty and perfect for either lunch or dinner. Chicken breast stuffed with a delicious broccoli and cheese mixture, pan-seared on each side for a few minutes and then grilled in the oven to perfection. This stuffed chicken recipe is also keto-friendly for those who are on a low carb diet.

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What do you eat with stuffed chicken?

Wondering what you can have with your broccoli stuffed chicken breast? Try some grains like couscous or quinoa. Also, they will go well with some brown rice, noodles, or zucchini noodles. I love having chicken with more roasted veggies, rice or pasta. Other great options you can try would be some mashed sweet potatoes or top over salad.

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How do you tell if a stuffed chicken is done?

The best way to avoid eating undercooked chicken would be to test it with a digital food thermometer. The internal temperature of the stuffed chicken breast should be 165*F in order to be sure that the chicken is cooked thoroughly and ready.

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4.96 from 65 votes

Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 22 minutes
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Total: 30 minutes
Cheesy broccoli stuffed chicken
Chicken breast stuffed with a cheesy broccoli mixture, seared then baked to perfection.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs Boneless skinless chicken breasts, or 4 large breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder, divided
  • ½ Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Cup Small chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ¼ Cup Cream Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375F. 
  • Place the chicken on a chopping board and using a sharp knife, slice through the middle to create a pocket for the stuffing.
  • Repeat with all the chicken breasts, then season with salt, pepper, paprika and Italian seasoning on all sides.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine broccoli with shredded cheese, garlic powder, and cream cheese. season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture into the chicken breasts, and secure the pocket using toothpicks.
  • Heat oil in a large, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side, then transfer to the oven and bake for additional 15-17 minutes.
  • A meat thermometer inserted in the middle of the chicken should read 165F. Enjoy!

Video

Notes

Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
Substitutes:
  • Cream cheese can be light or fat-free
  • Cheddar cheese can also be light 
  • Frozen broccoli can be used instead of fresh
  • Avocado oil in place of olive oil
 
Storage:
Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You can freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 45gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 424mgPotassium: 764mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 605IUVitamin C: 22.4mgCalcium: 170mgIron: 1.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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96 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe at least twice and it is a family favorite. My husband says this is the perfect dish to serve to guests – and he is very hard to please! It is also a very easy recipe to make.

    Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    I really liked this! I used whipped cream cheese to save on calories. I do have one question. It says the garlic powder is divided but you don’t state to put it on the chicken with the other spices. Is it meant to say divided?

  3. 5 stars
    3 words. Yum! Yum! Yum! It was so good that I forgot to take a picture. Next time, cause this recipe is a KEEPER! Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    Soo yummy!! Made this tonight just as directed, except I made 4 chicken breasts and added cooked bacon! It was DELICIOUS!!

    Thank youuu!!

  5. 5 stars
    We have a rating system in our house. Each person has one point. If the like dinner, they give it a point. There are three of us, and this recipe got a 3 out of 3!!! It was sooo good!!!

    1. Hi Sarah, you could steam them a bit but it’s not necessary. They will be cooked in with the chicken.

  6. Is this “healthy” because it has broccoli? Is it considered “healthy” because it’s “low-carb”? I don’t believe cream cheese and cheddar cheese are considered health foods lol. I guess since Keto is the new thing, anything is healthy so long as it isn’t bread?

    1. This is healthy even if it isn’t Leto. You could use low fat cheese and I personally used whipped cream cheese to save on calories. It isn’t a huge amount even if you don’t use those options.

  7. The written recipe doesn’t say where to use the garlic powder. The video shows it in the cheese/brocolli mixture so that’s what I’m going to do. I hope it turns out ok.

      1. Hey! so every oven is different. The estimate is 17-20 minutes in the oven. To be sure you can use a thermometer until it reaches 165.