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!

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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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Serves 4 to 6

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.

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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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.

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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.
31 Responses
  1. Dave
    I am either extremely slow or you are extremely fast. No way in heck can you do the prep in 5 minutes. I consider myself fairly competent in the kitchen and after cutting all the vegetables, cooking the broccoli, cutting and stuffing the chicken and then browning it, I still was at 18 minutes when I put it in the oven. Great easy recipe but be realistic on prep time.
  2. Jessica
    I made this and it was pretty good! I think I want to double the filling next time though because it just seemed like a lot of chicken and the veggies were good! Idk if they would fit inside though so I’m not sure if it would work. Anyways, I’m glad I tried this!
  3. Abby
    Just made this, I used chicken tenders as that’s what I had and it’s just perfect! Love the idea of extra veggies (without any additional items) to put on top or on the side.
  4. Greg
    I have an idea for doing this in the Instant Pot. In Sauté mode, add the EVOO, then sear the stuffed breasts four minutes each side, remove the breasts, deglaze the pot with water, then using my Evokana covered pans, cook the seared breasts about 6-7 minutes on high pressure, with about a 10 minute natural release. Does this sound like it would work? Thanks in advance for your answer! BTW, your pressure cooker chicken taco soup is such a family favorite that we have successfully served it to company with rave reviews!
    1. So glad you've enjoyed the Chicken Taco Soup! I don't think this recipe would work as well in the Instant Pot though, because of the filling. Broccoli and peppers cook SO FAST in the Instant Pot and by the time the chicken would be done, the broccoli and peppers would be super mushy and not taste very good.
  5. Tammy Champlin
    Delicious! I use sharp cheddar and a lil provolone. I also used ranch dressing instead of mayo because I didn't have any. Thank you for sharing!

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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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