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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 66 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.


  • 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


  • 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!



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.
  • 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
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.


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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  1. 5 stars
    I loved it and made it again! I’m putting it in the recipe book I’m putting together for a friend<3

  2. 5 stars
    I came across this recipe and wanted to try it out just based on the photo. My husband loves to cook so he fixed it. It was SUPER YUMMY! My husband said the chicken was very moist and my son said it was very filling. We will definitely make it again!

      1. 5 stars
        Hi how do you make butterfly chicken stuffed with spinach and mozzarella cheese got all the ingredients just need your help to get it right please.

  3. If I wanted to make this in the oven, what changes would you make? I have a broken foot, so I do my prep at the kitchen table, but standing at the stove to cook isn’t possible.

    1. Hi there. You can easily bake it instead once everything is ready. Pop it in a preheated oven at 350F for 25-30 minutes.

      1. 5 stars
        My favorite way to keep the filling inside is to wrap each breast in bacon. The pan frying gets the bacon crisp. Many times I continue to cook it stove top with a cover. So very good!