Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

Making Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast was an utterly delightful culinary endeavor that transformed simple ingredients into a sumptuous and elegant meal. This dish combines the juicy, tender flavors of chicken breast with a rich, cheesy broccoli filling, creating a perfect harmony of flavors. The paprika and Italian seasoning add a subtle depth and warmth to the chicken, while the creamy blend of cheddar, parmesan, and vegetables stuffed inside makes every bite a cheesy delight. This recipe not only impressed my taste buds but also made for a visually appealing dish that could easily grace any dinner table with its elegance. Whether you’re looking to elevate your weeknight dinner routine or impress guests at your next gathering, this Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe is a must-try. Its combination of flavors and textures, all wrapped up in a neat chicken package, is sure to please.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups chopped cooked broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup minced red or green bell pepper
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Prepare Chicken: Begin by making a pocket in each chicken breast, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  2. Season Chicken: Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and paprika for added flavor.
  3. Prepare Filling: In a bowl, combine the cooked broccoli, bell pepper, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, minced garlic, and a bit more salt and black pepper. Toss well to mix.
  4. Stuff Chicken: Carefully stuff each chicken breast with the broccoli-cheese mixture.
  5. Sear Chicken: Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the stuffed chicken breasts on both sides until golden.
  6. Bake: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Transfer the seared chicken breasts onto a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through.
  7. Optional: Use toothpicks to secure the stuffing inside the chicken breasts if necessary. Remember to remove them before serving.

Note: The preparation method includes a repetition that seems to be an oversight. The correct process involves stuffing the chicken, searing it, and then baking it to completion.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 4 Calories per serving: Approximately 300-400 calories (This can vary based on the size of the chicken breasts and the exact amounts of filling used.)

Preparation Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Additional Tips

  • For an even healthier version, consider using low-fat cheese or increasing the amount of broccoli for additional fiber.
  • Ensure the chicken breasts are not too thin to prevent the filling from leaking out during the cooking process.
  • This dish pairs wonderfully with a light salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

FAQ Section

  • Can I prepare this dish ahead of time? Yes, you can stuff the chicken breasts and keep them refrigerated until you’re ready to cook.
  • Can I use frozen broccoli? Yes, but ensure it is thawed and well-drained to avoid excess moisture in the filling.
  • How do I know when the chicken is fully cooked? The chicken is done when its internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) when checked with a meat thermometer.
  • Can I cook this recipe without searing the chicken first? Searing is recommended for flavor and texture, but you can bake it directly if preferred. Adjust cooking time as necessary.
  • What can I use instead of bell pepper? You can omit the bell pepper or substitute it with another vegetable of your choice, such as diced mushrooms or zucchini.