Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

My husband and kids LOVED this super easy dinner recipe! Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast is going in my normal menu rotation!

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast is filled with a simple broccoli cheese mixture, seared in a skillet, then baked to perfection.

My husband and kids LOVED this super easy dinner recipe! Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast is going in my normal menu rotation!pinterestBroccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast has been a recipe I’ve been wanting to make FOREVER and now that I’ve made it, I wish I would have made it sooner!

So here’s the deal. My kids are not your average children when it comes to food.

I always knew they were more willing to try foods, but when my 6 year old daughter came home from school, saw chopped broccoli on my cutting board and immediately asked if she could eat it… well, that’s just not normal… is it?

This Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast could not be any easier to make! Just mix the broccoli and cheese mixture in a bowl and stuff inside the chicken!

Then, when I was making this recipe, she was right by my side, super excited that I was not only stuffing this chicken with broccoli, but also red bell peppers.

She’s not the only one of my kids who gets excited about veggies. I guess I should chalk this one up to a parenting win.

So next time my kids do something completely embarrassing like farting in the middle of church, I’ll just remember that at least they eat their vegetables.

My husband and kids LOVED this super easy dinner recipe! Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast is going in my normal menu rotation!

But seriously, this chicken is so easy to make!

Tips for making this Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast:

  • Chop your broccoli florets nice and small so they can all fit inside the chicken
  • Pick large chicken breasts
  • Don’t cut your chicken breast all the way through, just enough to create a pocket
  • If you don’t have an oven safe skillet, you can sear the chicken in a skillet first, then transfer to an oven safe dish

My husband and kids LOVED this super easy dinner recipe! Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast is going in my normal menu rotation!

My Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast was the inspiration for this recipe. If you haven’t tried that recipe, then you definitely need to get on that.

Before you go making that recipe, give this one a try!

My husband and kids LOVED this super easy dinner recipe! Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast is going in my normal menu rotation!

Serve this easy chicken dinner with a side salad and some steamed rice!

My husband and kids LOVED this super easy dinner recipe! Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast is going in my normal menu rotation!

Your family will love this super tender chicken and cheesy filling!

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Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast is filled with a simple broccoli cheese mixture, seared in a skillet, then baked to perfection.

  • Author: Shawn Syphus | I Wash You Dry
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder, divided
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup finely chopped broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp mayo
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, paprika and 1/2 tsp of the garlic powder. Use a sharp knife to cut a slice through the middle of the chicken breasts, but not all the way through, creating a pocket for the filling.
  3. For the filling, place the broccoli in a microwaveable dish and add about 2 tablespoons of water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 1 minute. Drain any excess water. To the dish add the bell pepper, cheese, mayo, remaining garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Mix until combined, then divide the mixture between the chicken breasts, using a toothpick to secure if necessary.
  4. Heat a large, oven safe skillet (I prefer to use a cast iron skillet), over medium heat and add the olive oil. Sear the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Cover skillet with foil and bake in preheated oven for 15- 17 minutes, or until chicken reads 165 degrees. Let rest, covered for 5 minutes before enjoying.

Notes

*Since these are large chicken breasts, I usually say 1/2 chicken breast is one serving.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4

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My husband and kids LOVED this super easy dinner recipe! Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast is going in my normal menu rotation!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
212 Responses
  1. Janet Napp

    Love this. My husband was upstairs resting and the smell made he come down to see what smelled so good. We have also done asparagus and provolone cheese, salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder.

  2. Erica

    I’ve been on a low carb diet for about three months now and I made this as meal prep for the week. I followed the recipe for the most part, but in place of mayo I opted to use cream cheese to boost the fat content, and I decided not to sauté it in the pan as stuffed recipes can get messy pretty fast over an eye. The flavors turned out delicious, however, my only critique/suggestion is to sauté the bell peppers prior to baking. I didn’t do this and my bell peppers were on the little underdone side (a bit too crunchy for my taste, at least). All in all, a great Keto friendly recipe that reheats well, too.

    1. You can definitely saute the bell peppers prior to cooking if that’s what you prefer. I would recommend trying it with the searing of the chicken… it really takes the chicken to the next level!

      1. Dayna Bloomer

        Wondering (since she’s worried about it being messy)…could you sear it, THEN stuff it? I am definitely putting this on the menu for next week!

  3. Becky

    I’m not exactly known for my cooking, but I made this for date night and it was a hit. Super easy and delicious. Thanks!

  4. Melissa

    This sounds wonderful! I’m looking for something I can make ahead and pop in the oven the next day. Do you think this recipe can be completed up through the searing, and then baked the next day?

  5. Trudy

    Haven’t cooked this yet, but based on ingredients I’m going to give it five stars. I have a son who’ll be visiting after Christmas and he’s following a low carb diet. This one looks like a definite winner! Can’t wait to try it out!.

  6. Janet Bradley

    Could you also wrap a piece (or couple pieces) of bacon around this to help
    keep ALL THAT GOODNESS inside. I can not wait to try this. Gotta be after Thanksgiving, wayyyyyy to many things to do beforehand.

    Thanks, Janet

    Rated. it a 5 Star recipe before making it, because I love all the ingredients, so its
    gotta be FANTASTIC!!!

    1. Janet Bradley

      Just wanted to let you know that I did the Chicken tonight, and it was absolutely TO DIE FOR. I did wrap in in 2 pieces of bacon and did everything else as was stated in the
      recipe. It was sooooo juicy, I’m sure the bacon help keep it moist. That was the only change I made to it, but had to let you all know that it was a WONDERFUL meal.
      Thanks again for the WONDERFUL recipe.

  7. Stephanie Noble

    Im cooking this now. As i removed the chicken from the skillet after i sared the chicken, a little fell out of the chicken i tasted what fell out and was like omg this is delicious. I love this

  8. Ashleigh

    Love this recipe- it’s a weekly favourite lately.
    So quick and easy to make as well – which is always a winner with toddlers running around.
    Absolutely delish!!!

    1. Calories 334
      Total Fat 20.6g
      Saturated Fat 7.1g
      Cholesterol 103mg
      Sodium 268mg
      Total Carbohydrate 4.7g
      Dietary Fiber 1g
      Total Sugars 1.8g
      Protein 32.1g
      Vitamin D 3mcg
      Calcium 223mg
      Iron 1mg
      Potassium 563mg

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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