Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken (low-carb, Keto)

Tender Chicken breasts stuffed with broccoli, parmesan, cheddar, and cream cheese. This quick flavor-packed meal is bursting with flavor and texture and makes a delicious low-carb dinner. 

Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken

I’ve become a bit obsessed with chicken breasts lately. The whole concept of stuffing chicken breasts with your favorite fillings and having a complete dinner is just too good to pass up. All the flavors cook inside the chicken breasts and make the chicken super juicy and flavor-packed!

A few weeks ago I shared my garlic spinach parmesan stuffed chicken breasts and this week I’m sharing this DELICIOUS broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken. The filling is a mixture of steamed broccoli, garlic, bell pepper, parmesan, cheddar, and cream cheese. The parmesan and cheddar make the broccoli and chicken super juicy and gooey and the creamy cheese ties the whole dish together and gives it a creamy texture that is AMAZING when combined with the cheddar and parmesan!

Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed ChickenTo begin, steam broccoli florets in the microwave or on the stove-top. Alternatively, you can also blanch them for 1 minute in boiling water. After they are cooked, run them under cold water, drain, and roughly chop them into chunks.

To the broccoli add bell pepper, garlic, and your favorite cheeses. I like to use parmesan, a melting cheese, and cream cheese. If you don’t have cream cheese, you can replace it with mayo. Mix everything up and stuff into butterflied chicken breasts.

Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken

If this is your first time stuffing chicken breasts then fear not. The whole process is not as complicated as it looks.

How to butterfly chicken breasts for stuffing:

Butterflying chicken breasts for stuffing is all about making a secure “pocket” for the stuffing rather than butterflying the chicken all the way through.

Use a sharp knife to slice each chicken breasts horizontally to form a pocket – be sure not stop cutting about 1/2 inch from the sides and back of the chicken breasts so you aren’t cutting all the way through.

Please refer to the video below to see how to complete the step!Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken

Watch the Video Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken:

Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Tender cheesy and creamy chicken breasts stuffed with broccoli, garlic, parmesan, cheddar, and cream cheese. 
4.82 from 22 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 493kcal

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning optional
  • 1 teaspoon paprika optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the filling

  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper minced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese or melting cheese of choice
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • To steam broccoli: Chop the broccoli florets into small pieces. Put all the broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl and about 2 tablespoons water. add water.  Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Alternatively, steam on stove-top or blanch in boiling water for 1 minute.
  •  Use a sharp knife to slice each chicken breasts horizontally to form a pocket. Be sure not stop cutting about 1/2 inch from the ends and sides. Season chicken breasts with a generous sprinkle of Italian seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the steam and chopped broccoli, bell pepper, garlic, cheeses and salt & Pepper; set aside. Spoon the mixture into each chicken breast evenly. Secure with toothpicks if needed. 
  • Preheat oven to 400F. Heat 1 tablespoons oil in a large cast iron or oven-safe pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden. Cover with aluminum foil and transfer to preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.  

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 1133mg | Potassium: 1052mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1220IU | Vitamin C: 55.7mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 1.6mg

Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Tender Chicken breasts stuffed with broccoli, parmesan, cheddar, and cream cheese. This quick flavor-packed meal is bursting with flavor and texture and makes a delicious low-carb dinner. 

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    Comments

    Crystal

    I don’t have Parmesan or chedDar can i use mozzarella instead ?!

    Nancy Range

    This recipe looks so DELICIOUS. I look forward To trying it snd sharing! Thanks.

    Kathy`

    I made this last night. I added chopped jalapeno for an extra kick.

    K

    What’s a good side dish for this?

      AnnMc

      Rice and a salad would work well as a sidE or a baked potato and garden salad.

        Annmc

        For low carb side you could also use riced cauliflower or ROASTED cauliflower

    Amy

    ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! This recipe is now my favorite chicken keto recipe. Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait some more of your recipes.

      Amy

      *** i can’t wait to try more of your recipes. (Sorry)

    Doris Garrett

    How could you cut down on the sodium

    Maria

    My lord it was so deliciouse and the flavor was great..i did forget to use the cream cream cheese the 1st time but atill great and than with the cream cheese still amazing tha k your for receipy

    Anita

    I have made this several times it’s easy and tasty

    Saul

    What is the best side dish for this chicken

    Saul

    What is the best side dish for this chicken

    Tim Jones

    Any problem with assembling these the night before and let them sit in the refrigerator so they are ready to cook the next evening?

    Lyn

    Could I brown them in the fry pan and then finish them off in a slow cooker?

    cynthia alford

    Looks good i must try

    Lamond

    Can you cook them on the grill

    Sothy

    This looks delicious! I Am going to make it tonight, but i forgot cheese! Can i still do without??

    Jeanette

    WHat would you serve with these as a side?

    Maria

    cheesy broccoli stuffed chicken breast has become a favorite dinner at our home. Thanks for SHARING. 💝

      Layla

      Thanks for the comment! Glad your family enjoys the dish <3

    Charity MacPherson

    do you think you could use something instead of cream cheese? cottage cheese or omit entirely? I’m not a fan of cream cheese

      Layla

      Although I have not tried this recipe without cream cheese, it should still work with just melting cheese. For the creamy factor, try using mascarpone or Neufchatel cheese.

    Sara miller

    For all those asking for nutritional value, if you look up each item that was added, I’m sure you can calculate the calories/fat. 1 cup of broccoli has 25 calories 0 fat and 4 oz cream cheese has 45 calories/4.5 fat. Cheese is the least healthy thing u added and since we all have different likes when it comes to cheese that’s on you. Considering all that I just want to say… Eat what you enjoy and makes you happy, counting nutritional blaza blah for everything I eat kinda takes the happiness out of enjoying it, don’t u think? Just enjoy some things for what they are and love urself for you.

    Naeema

    Made it for dinner TODAY.It turned out really NICE.Thanks.

    Ayonna

    I’m going to try this for dinner tonight, and I’m going to add shrimp to the mix. The possibilities are endless!

    Lisa M

    Thanks to my daughter, I tried this.. I added mushrooms to the chicken, and marinated the breast the night before.. awesome!

      Sarah M

      Yum! what did you use for marinating?

        Debee

        Marinade? What did you use? 🤔

    Victoria

    Super tasty! I found i could really taste the cream cheese though, so make sure you like cream cheese 😉

    I also used a frying pan And then transferred into a glass dish

    Krystal

    I dont cook often CAUSe I’m afraid I will mess up but I tried making this and it came out exactly how It looks and it TASTEd great, I will make it a weekly maybe biweekly dinner option, I loved it. I used a glass pan instead of the cast iron and it came out fine.

    Shey

    Do you have the nutritional value for this revipe please. Thank you

    Bonnie

    Very good dish and easy too. Will definitly make it agAin.

    Helen Willis

    Do you have THE BREAK down of nutrition?

      lisa h

      THE NUTRITION INFORMATION IS LISTED IN THE ARTICLE, IMMEDIATELY BELOW THE RECIPE

    Yousra

    This recipe looks DELICIOUs and I’d really like to make it soon but I don’t own a cast IRON an oven SAfe PAn. May I ask for an alternative?

      Layla

      Any pan that does not have a rubber or plastic handle should be safe. Glass, ceramic, aluminum, cast iron and stainless steel are all oven-safe materials.

    Isadora Guidoni

    Low carb and keto are the trend of the moment, right? I love that you put both of them together in just the one recipe!

    diana Goodman

    Do you by chance know the calorie count on this dish? It was very good and i know calories counting on keto is overlooked, however some of us still need to limit calories. Maybe eat half instead of a whole one based on calories. Thank you. Diana

    Linda d hrushanyk

    I made this last night for dinner and it was very good. Easy to make, presented beautifully and it makes its own sauce. Healthy and satisfying. Thank you for the recipe.

      Layla

      So happy you enjoyed it, Linda!! 🙂

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