Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

This 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!

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!

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

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.

Ingredients Used For Stuffed Chicken Breasts

All you need are a handful of basic ingredients to quickly and easily make this delicious stuffed chicken breast recipe at home!

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Seasonings – Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Paprika
  • Broccoli 
  • Red Bell Pepper – some people have swapped in diced tomato and loved it!
  • Mayo – you could also use plain Greek Yogurt
  • Cheddar Cheese

Special Tools Needed –

The only thing that I would recommend is using a heavy cast iron skillet. Everybody should have at least one in their arsenal of kitchen tools.

It’s a great pan because you can easily go from searing chicken on the stove top, to popping it into the oven to finish without skipping a beat.

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
  • Let your chicken breasts rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing

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!

Video On How To Make 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!

What to Serve with Stuffed Chicken

Serve this easy chicken dinner with a side salad and my Garlic Parmesan Rice or Vegetable Rice Pilaf for a complete meal!

PRO TIP: Some people like to serve any extra stuffing mixture on the side as well.

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

More Easy Baked Chicken Recipes To Try:

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 410 kcal
Author: Shawn

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 780mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1130IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Baked, broccoli, Cheese, Chicken, Chicken Breast, stuffed
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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.
442 Responses
  1. Tracy

    5 stars
    I made this recipe and it was amazing!! I didn’t use the paprika since I didn’t have any, but I substituted it for red chili flake. This was really good that night and my boyfriend said that the next day it was 10x better! He loved the filling so much he wants me to make the filling again and try it with other meats!!!!

  2. Nicole Graczyk

    5 stars
    I’ve made this before and love it!! I was wondering if you think this could be made in an air fryer, and if so for how long and what temperature?

    1. Hi Nicole, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipe. We love using our air fryer too. That being said, I haven’t tested this recipe in the air fryer yet. I would take a look at my Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan and try cooking at the temperature listed there. It might take longer since this chicken breast is stuffed though.

  3. Emily

    5 stars
    This came in my email a couple nights ago (I love your emails) – and shockingly I had broccoli in the fridge which I never have so I made it and woohoo! It was easy and good! I love all of your recipes that I try!
    But this one had the taste of my grandma’s wild rice and chicken recipe that I love but rarely make. So that made it even better.
    I was wondering if you knew of a good substitute for mayo that is dairy-free?

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it Emily! As for the mayo substitute that is also dairy free – I can’t think of one off the top of my head. My go to is usually sour cream or plain greek yogurt.

  4. Susan

    5 stars
    Made this recipe and loved it! I would like to make extra filling and serve on the side. How would you suggest heating it up?

  5. 5 stars
    I made this dish for the first time. My husband and I loved it. I am in my late 60’s. I like quick and easy to prepareand cook. We both like moist not dry meat. This was moist and delicious. I followed the exact recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Grace

    5 stars
    Delicious! I didn’t have any bell peppers so I had to leave those out but it came out great! The chicken is so moist. Will make again!

  7. Karolyn G

    I made this recipe the other night, and we loved it. My husband wants me to make it for mothers day dinner…LOL I said its Mothers day, and I’m cooking. I will definitely be making this on a regular basis. Tonight we are trying your one-skillet honey glazed chicken

    1. That’s so fun to hear! You can always share your pictures on Instagram and tag me in the photo or use the #iwashyoudry and I’ll be able to see it! 🙂

    1. If you freeze them uncooked, make sure to wrap them tightly with plastic wrap (individually), then place them inside a zipclose bag. Let them defrost completely in the refrigerator before cooking.

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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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