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. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
340 Responses
  1. Cheryl Eames

    This recipe is perfect! I use the recommended amount of filling for only two chicken breasts and I overstuff them…by A LOT. We love the extra veggies….so much flavor! I must use smaller-than-average chicken breasts because mine finish baking because mine come to 165 degrees in much less than 15 minutes (more like 5 – 7 minutes). We love them with baked potatoes. These are always a hit.

  2. Mark Johnson

    This recipe looks simple enough and delicious, but my son doesn’t like any bell peppers… So, can I skip it? If not, what can I substitute red bell pepper with? Thank you.

  3. Shara

    Cooked this today. It was lovely. We had roast potatoes on the side which soaked up the juices nicely. Will definitely cook again maybe using spinach and cream cheese instead of mayonaise. Thank you for your bit of inspiration. I was getting bored of my repertoire.

  4. Jerrica

    Just made it tonight and it was amazing! I replaced the Mayo with cream cheese (great value). I measured nothing and just eyeballed it to my liking. I also topped it with jalapeño habanero cheese (great value, Walmart…this is not spicy at all) with an Idaho baked potato that is microwave ready in 7 minutes (also from Walmart). Sprayed the baked potato with Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, salt, pepper, Kraft cheese, and sour cream. Delicious! I will surely make it again…plus I barely ever cook and was never taught how to actually cook in case there are inquiring minds lol
    THANKS!!!

  5. Jodette

    Fabulous!! I pan seared both sides then used my air fryer for 17 minutes and they were amazing!! I wish I could post my finished picture.

  6. Nia

    Made this tonight for me and my daughters.. it was delicious.. I left the mayo out and used sour cream instead and it was delicious.. thanks for the recipe ❤️❤️

  7. Rebekah McLemore

    This was delicious. The chicken was juicy and the red pepper took it over the top. I poured the juices over it and served it with fried potatoes with onions. It’s a keeper.

  8. Brenda

    Absolutely delicious and oh so easy. Looks so pretty and makes one think it is a lot harder than it is. I make and serve often. Thanks for a great recipe that is keto friendly. I add scallions into my stuffing. Yum!

  9. Karen

    After searing separately, should I bake it in a glass baking dish (to keep them close together and hold in the filling) or spaced out on a large baking pan (maybe the filling won’t fall out)? I am making this for 13 guests.

  10. Susie

    D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S….served with rice and poured the amazing juice from the skillet over it. Will be making this again and again and again… thank you for sharing!

    1. Megan

      This looks absolutely amazing. I’m ready to make this next week for dinner (I plan my meals a week ahead). I am concerned about the mayo..? Can I substitute it? There’s no way I am cooking mayo. My husband and I won’t even eat it cold. Any ideas ? Please and thank you.

  11. Jennifer Talton

    Made this tonight! Delicious and easy! I used frozen chopped broccoli as well as a combination of cheddar and velveeta. Not a big fan of bell peppers so left them out. Served with wild rice & corn. Will definitely make again!

  12. Chris

    How can you cook something that think in 20 minutes? Usually chicken breasts take at least 35-40 depending on the thickness. Is there something I am missing because I would LOVE to know how to cook chicken faster! Nothing like coming home from work around 5:30, starting dinner and by the time it’s done it’s 7:30 lol

    1. Hey Chris! Great question!! The trick to getting these chicken breasts to cook that fast AND still be juicy is all in the technique. You’ll want to give the chicken breast a good sear on both sides in a hot skillet, then we’ll finish the cooking in a hot oven, locking in the juices. After that we’re going to loosely cover them with foil to make sure that chicken stays nice and juicy. BAM! You’ve got a juicy, fully cooked chicken breast in 20 minutes! If you’re looking for more reading on how to get juicy chicken breast cooked quickly, check out my Baked Chicken Breast recipe for more tips and tricks!

  13. Jeanette Sewell

    I made this last night. It was really good!! My husband enjoyed it too!! Had it with a side salad. Thank you for this recipe!!

  14. Robert

    Easy to make. Two of my boys and I made it tonight for their sisters and step mom. We put the extra stuffing on top of the chicken and baked it. Then we broiled Tex mex cheese on the top for an extra 10 mins. Sides were brown rice and summer veggies that were steamed.

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; 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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