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.
131 Responses
  1. Jo
    Hi just come across this so Gina make it tonight but can I use quark or FF cottage cheese instead? Not that it didn’t sound amazing but I’m doing slimming making world and wondered if I could make a syn free version? X (if I’ve already used my HEA!)
    1. Heather
      I subbed lowfat Greek yogurt for the mayo, entered this using 3 8oz breasts (6- 1/2 breast servings), & got this for nutritional facts. Servings Per Recipe: 6 Amount Per Serving Calories: 236.1 Total Fat: 10.6 g Cholesterol: 81.3 mg Sodium: 170.1 mg Total Carbs: 3.3 g Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g Protein: 30.4 g
    1. Mary A Dodson
      I saw the brocoli stuffed cheese chicken recipe and I decided I'd try it. My family really liked it and it made me feel great. The red pepper really brings out the flavor in the ingredients. Thank you so much. Ill be making this often.
  2. Sophie
    J'ai remplacé les poivrons par des champignons sautés. Je craignais qu'ils ne soient pas suffisamment al dente. Délicieux!
  3. Mike
    Looks great and doesn't take much time, awesome. As someone who doesn't eat/like mayo, is there anything I could use instead, or could I just leave it out? Thanks
    1. Susan
      You would need to add points for the 1 cup cheese. I used low fat cheese and it was good. Also, count the Mayo, again I used light. The 2 T of olive oil would need to be factored in. You could use Pam, I suppose.
    2. Debbie
      I was trying to make it more WW friendly so I created a recipe for this on my WW app using reduced fat mild cheddar and Hellman's light mayo. All the measurements and other ingredients the same as written and it came out to 4 points for one whole chicken breast! Can't wait to try it!

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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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