Succulent chicken breast stuffed with a mouthwatering combination of rich and creamy melted cheese and seasoned broccoli, your Sunday dinner will be the envy of all who catch a whiff of what you got cooking in your kitchen! Don’t mind the lingering looks of your neighbors; a closed window will fix that problem.
Easy Chicken Dinner
To make this dish, you’ll only need to season the chicken breasts, create a pocket in the center, fill with the stuffing, and bake. It’s super easy to make and bakes in little to no time at all! The entire process, from start to finish, will only take 30 minutes!
Spruce Up Your Sunday Supper!
This cheesy broccoli stuffed chicken is a succulent main dish that will spice up those bland Sunday dinners; your family is sure to enjoy the rich and flavorful taste of this chicken dish alongside their favorite side and veggies.
How To Serve
These stuffed chicken breasts are best to serve hot or warm, have it next to fresh veggies, garlic bread, lasagna, or even pasta. It will taste delicious with just about any side dish! Serve this up for dinner, and you’ll have zero complaints!
This recipe is suitable for four servings of delicious veggie-stuffed chicken, the ideal amount for dinner with your family, a meal with a few friends, or for a romantic dinner for two with your special someone. Cheesy broccoli stuffed chicken is excellent for dinner parties, anniversary dinners, holiday feasts, or any special occasion you can fathom!
Cutting Board– Use a regular meat cutting board for cutting and seasoning the chicken. Plastic or wood will work.
Bowl– Use one medium mixing bowl to combine the stuffing ingredients.
Knife– I use a sharp carving knife to cut the chicken.
Skillet– to bake the chicken, use an ovenproof skillet or a cast iron pan.
Wooden Spoon– I use this to stir the combine the stuffing for the chicken.
Thermometer– I used an instant-read meat thermometer to check the chicken breasts for doneness.
Chicken Breasts– I used 1 1/2 lbs of deboned and deskinned chicken breasts for this recipe.
Cheddar– I shredded 1 cup of cheddar cheese for the recipe. Mild or sharp can be used in this dish, depending on your preference.
Olive Oil– If you don’t want to use olive oil, you can sub it with an equal amount of either vegetable oil or avocado oil.
Garlic Powder– Don’t have any garlic powder? That’s okay. You can replace it with an equivalent amount of freshly minced garlic.
All The Ingredients
- Chicken Breasts– Seasoned, sliced in the center, and stuffed.
- Salt and Pepper– Used to season the chicken breasts and stuffing.
- Italian Seasoning– Adds spice and flavor to the chicken.
- Olive Oil– Used to sautee the chicken in the skillet.
- Garlic Powder– Combined with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and broccoli.
- Paprika– Rubbed onto the chicken with the other spices.
- Cheddar Cheese– Adds a delicious cheesy flavor to the stuffing.
- Broccoli Florets– Chopped and mixed with cheeses and garlic powder.
- Cream Cheese– Gives the filling a rich and creamy texture and flavor.
How To Make Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- Place the chicken breasts onto a cutting board and use a carving knife to cut into the chicken breasts’ center to make a gap.
- Thoroughly coat the chicken with all the spices.
- In a medium bowl, mix the stuffing ingredients using a wooden spoon.
- Fill each of the gaps in the chicken with the broccoli stuffing and secure with wooden picks.
- In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil and sear each chicken piece on both sides.
- Place the browned chicken breasts into the oven for about 17 minutes.
- Using a meat thermometer, check to see if the chicken reaches 165 degrees internally before removing it from the oven. Serve immediately.
After stuffing and securing the slit in the chicken, I place it into an ovenproof skillet to sear each side of the poultry pieces. Why roast the chicken before baking? I did this to give the chicken a beautiful brown color and seal in juices, keeping the chicken tender and moist.
Close The Gap
Once I had stuffed the chicken breasts with the cheese and broccoli mixture, I closed the pocket with a couple of toothpicks to prevent the stuffing from falling out during baking. If you don’t have any toothpicks, you can use either bamboo skewers or thick dry spaghetti.
How To Store
If you happen to have some of this flavorful stuffed chicken leftover from dinner(I highly doubt it), you can store it by placing it in an airtight dish and refrigerating for 3- 5 days. For a long-term storage solution, freeze the leftovers for up to 3 months.
Do you need a quick and simple dish to make that will wow your dinner guests? Our Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken will do the trick! It’s tender, juicy, creamy, and delicious; you’ll be handing out the recipe to those guests soon enough!
- 4 large chicken breast (boneless and skinless)
- A dash of salt and pepper
- 1 tbs Italian seasoning
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder (separated)
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup small broccoli (chopped)
- 1/4 cup cream cheese
- Heat the oven to 375°F or 190°C.
- Using a sharp knife, slice into the chicken breast on a cutting board, creating a pocket to hold the stuffing.
- Repeat by stuffing the remaining chicken breast, season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and paprika until entirely covered.
- Combine the shredded cheese with broccoli, cream cheese, garlic powder, then season with a little salt and pepper. Using a spoon, add the cheese mixture to the chicken breast pocket and use toothpicks to close the gaps.
- Over medium-high heat, brown the chicken breast for 2-3 minutes on both sides in an ovenproof skillet, then place the skillet with the stuffed chicken breast into the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes.
- Once the chicken breast has an internal temperature of 165°F, take it from the oven and serve hot.