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Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast


This broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken breast recipe is extra easy to make. It’s looking festive like you really put an effort into it and taste delicious!

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chicken stuffed with cheese and broccoli served on a blue plate

Recipe Features

  • This delicious stuffed chicken with warm cheesy filling is perfect any day of the week or even for a special celebration.
  • The prep time is only 10 minutes.
  • It’s low carb, refined-sugar-free, gluten-free.

How to Make stuffed chicken breast (overview)

Step 1. Preheat the oven. Rinse and pat dry the chicken. Make a “pocket” in each breast by cutting the thickest side but not completely through.

Step 2. Make a “filling”—cut cheese into small cubes. Cut broccoli into small pieces. Combine with cheese, add some salt.

Step 3. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Fill each breast with filling and secure with a wooden skewer similar to the “sewing” technique. Rub salt and paprika all over the chicken.

Step 4. Cook broccoli stuffed chicken until the temperature inside measures 165, about 20-25 minutes.

Recipe Tips

Cheddar Cheese. Choosing a soft variety of cheese help to create a gooey filling and enhance the flavor. Choose freshly grated cheese, it will melt perfectly.

Broccoli, use fresh or frozen. I used frozen and let them sit on the counter to defrost for 20 minutes. Make sure to chop them small.

You don’t really have to use wooden skewers, they sure do help to keep the “pockets” closed.

Smoked paprika truly adds to the color and flavor palette.

Chicken breasts. Choose a large size.

For chicken meat to stay moist, don’t overcook the chicken. The internal temperature should measure at 165.

stuffed chicken breast in the baking dish

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chicken stuffed with cheese and broccoli served on a blue plate

Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast

Natalia-Flavorful Home
This broccoli stuffed chicken breast recipe is easy and festive-looking. It’s made with Irish cheese and flavorful smoked paprika.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 7
Calories 246 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 chicken breasts 
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 block Irish cheese
  • 1/2 tsp paprika spice
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Rinse and pat dry the chicken. Make a “pocket” in each breast by cutting the thickest side but not completely through.
  • Make a “filling”—cut cheese into small cubes. Cut broccoli into small pieces. Combine with cheese, add some salt.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Fill each breast with filling and secure with a wooden skewer similar to the “sewing” technique. Rub salt and paprika all over the chicken.
  • Cook until the temperature inside measures 165, about 20-25 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 38gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 285mgPotassium: 656mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 342IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 117mgIron: 1mg
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Natalia | Flavorful home
Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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