Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Baked Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Broccoli Cheese
Baked Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Broccoli Cheese
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3 large Chicken Breast
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1½ tsp Garlic powder divided
¼ tsp Ground paprika
1 cup Broccoli florets finely chopped
½ cup Red bell pepper finely diced
1 cup Cheddar cheese mild
1 tbsp Mayonnaise
2 tbsp Olive oil

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Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken


I came up with this Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken recipe when I realized the only way to convince my son to eat his vegetables was to stuff them inside some chicken breasts and it worked like a charm. A creamy and cheesy mixture of broccoli florets, red bell pepper, mild Cheddar cheese and mayonnaise stuffed inside chicken breasts and seasoned with garlic powder and paprika. What a way to win over your family, am I right? 

To make Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken


Preheat oven


Preheat the oven to 425 °F.


Season chicken


Generously and evenly, season the chicken on both sides with some salt and pepper, ¼ teaspoon of paprika and ½ teaspoon of garlic powder.


Slice chicken


Use a sharp knife to slice through the middle of 3 chicken breasts taking care to not cut all the way through and just creating a pocket to stuff and fill.


Cook broccoli


In a microwave safe bowl, combine 1 cup of finely chopped broccoli florets and 2 tablespoons of water. Cover with plastic wrap and cook in the microwave for about 1 minute. Drain excess water.


Add stuffing ingredients


Add the ½ cup of finely diced bell pepper, 1 cup of mild Cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise, remaining teaspoon garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything together until well combined.


Stuff chicken breasts


Divide the stuffing mixture between the 3 chicken breasts, to fill. If necessary, use toothpick to secure the pocket.


Sear chicken


In a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add the stuffed chicken breasts. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, to sear.




Cover the skillet with silver aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 15-17 minutes until the center of the chicken reads 165 °F on a thermometer.



Allow to rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

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Total Reviews: 21
Milani Gefre

Extremely flavorful and delicious thank you for this meal.

Nathalie Kaczkowski

Too much olive oil the chicken was soaked and tasted kinda off.

Lilianna Peila

It was actually kinda spicy because of all the paprika and pepper.

Aniya Marquina

My kids gobbled this up quickly without a fuss despite the veges being clearly visible haha.

Tiana Maschak

Cool idea gonna try it out with french fries.

Liv Tolden

Thanks easy meal great to make.

Sutton Roushar

Bookmarking this to try for next time, just got finished with the potatoe cheese balls which were twice as good.

Bria Tjong

Homemade stuffed chicken and sounds good to me.

Erica Ellyson

Much better with some mozzarella cheese on the inside too and pasta if you like youre meals big and filling.

Janessa Lysher

I feel like I just had a 5 star meal in my own home, totally obsessed with the quality of the food on this site.

Elianna Gehlen

Dry and nothing stayed inside just fell apart.

Ivory Gupte

Stuffed chicken recipes are almost always ultra dry up until I came accross this one, some how the broccoli gives it moisture and helps to keep the chicken juicy and flavor like its meant to be, magnificent dish to say the least.

Remington Ixcoy

I'm no fan of cheddar cheese so i replaced it with parmesan.

Whitney Oalmann

Made this for dinner with my hubby along side some nice white wine and a few slices of cheesy garlic bread which the recipe was also from this website ;) amazing.

Monroe Pierini

I added a few slices of sundried tomatoes inside this too it blends well with all the flavors in my opinion, will be making it again.

Angelique Lien

Today I wanted to try out the cheesy balls as someone else had recommended but then I saw this and changed my regrets what so ever, cheese veggies and chicken are the three things that really make your stomach happy lmao, this was freaking delish.

Wren Soscia

Delicious broccoli chicken first time making it and it turned out perfectly.

Blair Novich

Thanking my sister for this meal, she made it for family night and i couldn't stop thinking about it since!!!

Jaelynn Aldapa

Great dinner 5 stars from me.

Samara Acar

This goes great with some mashed potatoes on the side.


Easy & delicious recipe! Thanks!

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