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 Chicken

To 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.

Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken
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Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Tender cheesy and creamy chicken breasts stuffed with broccoli, garlic, parmesan, cheddar, and cream cheese. 
Prep15 minutes
Cook25 minutes
Total40 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients 

For the chicken

For the filling

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.  

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Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breast, Calories: 242kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 879mg, Potassium: 267mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1163IU, Vitamin C: 53mg, Calcium: 234mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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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. 
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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87 Comments

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

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

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

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

    2. Acorn Squash, asparagus, sautéed baby mushrooms and onions, zucchini sautéed with onions

  3. 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.

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

  4. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1. 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.

  11. 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.

    1. And some people need to manage diabetes, heart conditions etc., so for some, looking at the nutritional value does make people happy knowing that their meals aren’t literally going to kill them.

      1. I absolute agree with you it is important too my family because my 12 years old son is type 1 diabetic

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

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

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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

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

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

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

  19. 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?

    1. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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

  22. 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.