Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe Recipe

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Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast is filled with a delicious broccoli cheese mixture, seared in a skillet, and then baked to perfection. Super easy and super scrumptious!

four broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken breasts cooked in a skillet.

Why we love this Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Recipe

This recipe is great for sneaking veggies onto my kids plates! Here’s why I keep making it on pretty much a weekly basis:

  • Juicy. The cream cheese stuffing helps keep these chicken breasts super moist.
  • Classic. Who doesn’t love broccoli and cheese?!
  • Fun. Easy to whip up and perfect for a hearty weeknight dinner.

Variations to Try

There are so many different fillings you could use with this chicken. Try some of these options:

  • Spinach and Feta: Replace the chopped broccoli with chopped spinach. and substitute the shredded cheddar cheese with crumbled feta cheese.
  • Sun-Dried Tomato and Mozzarella: Add ¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes to the filling mixture, use shredded mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar cheese, and sprinkle some dried basil or Italian seasoning over the chicken breasts before baking.
  • Bacon and Ranch: Cook 4 slices of bacon until crispy, then crumble them into small pieces; combine the crumbled bacon with the filling mixture; and sprinkle some ranch seasoning or ranch dressing mix over the chicken breasts along with the other seasonings.
  • Mushroom and Swiss: Sauté 1 cup of sliced mushrooms in a little olive oil until softened, mix the sautéed mushrooms with the filling mixture, and use shredded Swiss cheese instead of cheddar cheese.
  • Mediterranean: Replace the chopped broccoli with a mixture of chopped kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, and feta cheese; add a sprinkle of dried oregano and a squeeze of lemon juice to the filling mixture; and top the chicken breasts with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese before baking.
broccoli cheese stuffed chicken

How to Store and Reheat

Store leftover stuffed chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat chicken in a 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes, or until warmed through.

How to Freeze

Freeze stuffed chicken breasts tightly wrapped in 2 layers of plastic wrap and 1 layer of aluminum foil for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this easy chicken dinner with a fresh side salad, garlic green beans or some mushroom rice. If you want it even more hearty, you could go for some mashed or roasted potatoes. For a healthier twist, try some grains like couscous or quinoa.

Can I make the stuffing ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the stuffing ahead of time. However, it’s recommended to keep the filling mixture separate from the chicken until you’re ready to stuff it. Store the filling in an airtight container in the refrigerator and assemble the stuffed chicken just before cooking.

How do I know when a stuffed chicken breast is done?

The best way to avoid eating under-cooked chicken would be to test it with a digital food thermometer. The internal temperature of the stuffed chicken breast should be 165°F in order to be sure that the chicken is cooked thoroughly and ready.

Can I cook the stuffed chicken in the air fryer instead of the oven?

You sure can. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F and place the stuffed chicken breasts in the air fryer basket. Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken reaches the desired internal temperature.

chicken breasts stuffed with broccoli and cheese.

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Top Reader Review

“Literally melts in your mouth it was the perfect flavor the cream cheese just adds so much to it it’s great I’ll be using this recipe a lot” – Valerie L Magee

four broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken breasts cooked in a skillet.


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