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
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: American
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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.

Keywords: chicken, broccoli, cheese, stuffed, chicken breast, baked

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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.
292 Responses
    1. To sear the chicken, you can use a large flat bottomed pan. When ready for the oven, transfer the chicken to any oven safe dish to finish cooking.

    1. Hi Noemi, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. The nutrition information for this recipe is found after the instructions at the bottom of the recipe card. Depending on your browser, it may take a minute for this to load. Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Tiffany, I assure you, you are not blind. The nutrition table is found at the end of the recipe card. Sometimes it takes a minute to load after scrolling down, making it look like its not there. Sometimes leaving the page and going back to it helps too.

  1. Kara J Rangel

    This was delicious. I am always looking for new recipes to try with chicken breast. I made this last week, but left out the mayonnaise. I will make again.

  2. teira eisele

    Made this for dinner last night and it was yummy. I added bacon to the filling 🙂 I did have to leave it in the oven a little longer, but the chicken breasts were pretty big so that’s probably why. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Analisa

    All I can say is DELICIOUS! I made this for my family tonight with rice and a salad, as you suggested. I didn’t change a thing and it came out perfect! Definitely going to put this on the dinner rotation. Thank you for the recipe!

  4. Ashley

    These are amazing! They are a hit in my house. I found a few other recipes on here I can’t wait to try. Wonderful recipe!

  5. This is first time I have seen someone using broccoli as stuffing. I don’t know how it will taste, but these is new and I am going to try it . Hope the result will be positive. And thank you for the new tips.

  6. Tara

    I must be having a hard time with finding it however I do not see the nutritional facts on this recipe, do you have them? My family really enjoyed this recipe this evening and I was curious as I’m watching my diet

  7. Frank Bass

    Awesome my wife and I Luved it I used chopped frozen broccoli seared it in a cast iron pan then finished in the oven this one’s a keeperfrank

  8. Kristine

    Delicious! But wondering if I can prep and stuff the chicken breasts and leave in the fridge so I can start cooking right when I get home?

  9. Freida

    Made this tonight by the recipe and the chicken had a great taste but I should have flattened it out some or gotten smaller chicken breast. The only thing I regreted was putting foil over the pan because it steamed it while cooking and the cheese melted away to nothing. The top was also no longer golden brown.

    1. If you give the chicken a good sear before baking, the chicken will still be golden brown after it’s done in the oven. Putting the foil on allows the chicken to cook quickly and remain juicy without drying out. I would suggest pounding your chicken breasts a little thinner next time if you think that was the issue.

  10. Jessie

    I used this recipe as a guide but changed it a bit. We are low carb in my house at the moment.

    I smashed out the chicken flat.
    I sautéed onions and garlic and let cool. Broccoli, cheese and mayo but omitted the red pepper.

    Then I rolled them and seared as suggested. And baked wrapped in bacon for 15 minutes.

    Turned out beautiful! Will definitely do again 🙂

  11. Holly

    I made this tonight for supper! No one tried it but me yet but omg I’m gonna be full before he even gets home! Lol I can’t quit eating it! Delicious and 5 stars!

    1. Mona

      I am guessing my mistake was baking it to long & also I used steam in the bag broccoli, will try again & use fresh broccoli & cook as directed, also, did you use the very bottom rack in the oven?

  12. Saralyn L.

    I rated this recipe 5 stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    My partner surprised with me this recipe to help support me with my transitioning to a low carb, gluten-free lifestyle. Boy, for once, I wasn’t even missing carbs! We served it with a Caesar salad as an appetizer. I actually had to fight my teenager for the leftovers & she HATES broccoli! Will become a regular in our house!

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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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