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Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts!!!

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Imagine tender chicken breasts filled with a creamy mixture of broccoli and cheddar cheese, baked to perfection. Our Savory Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts are the epitome of comfort and elegance in one dish. Whether you’re hosting a special dinner or craving a satisfying homemade meal, this recipe is your ticket to a culinary masterpiece.

A Delicious Blend of Flavors

The combination of tender chicken, flavorful broccoli, and rich cheddar cheese creates a harmonious blend that’s both comforting and indulgent. Every bite is a journey through layers of savory goodness, making this dish a crowd-pleaser for all ages.

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Don’t be fooled by the gourmet appearance; this dish is surprisingly easy to make. With a few simple steps, you can create a restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of your own kitchen. Serve it with your favorite sides or a fresh salad to complete the experience.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Savory Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts with these variations:

  1. Spinach Twist: Replace the broccoli with chopped spinach for a different green and flavorful filling.
  2. Swiss Sensation: Swap the cheddar cheese for Swiss cheese for a milder, nuttier flavor.
  3. Bacon Bliss: Add crispy bacon bits to the filling for an extra layer of smokiness and texture.

Closing

Now that you’ve uncovered the secret to these Savory Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts, it’s time to savor the delight. Share them with loved ones, make them the star of your next dinner party, or enjoy them as an elegant meal just for yourself. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your serving suggestions with us. Happy cooking!

Tips or Notes:

  • Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness for more even cooking.
  • Secure the chicken breasts with toothpicks to prevent the filling from leaking out during baking.
  • For a golden, crispy finish, you can broil the stuffed chicken breasts for a minute or two at the end of the cooking time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen broccoli for the filling?

While fresh broccoli is recommended for better texture and flavor, you can use frozen broccoli that has been thawed and thoroughly drained.

What’s the best way to ensure the chicken breasts cook evenly?

Pounding the chicken breasts to an even thickness and securing them with toothpicks helps ensure that they cook uniformly.

Savory Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Savory Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Recipe by Alexandra
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Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
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Ingredients

  • For the Stuffed Chicken:
  • 4 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 cup 1 (150g) broccoli florets, blanched and chopped

  • 1 cup 1 (120g) shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (60ml) mayonnaise

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 paprika

  • Cooking oil (for searing)

  • For the Breading:
  • 1 cup 1 (120g) breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (60g) grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 black pepper

  • For Garnish (Optional):
  • Fresh parsley, chopped

Directions

  • For the Stuffed Chicken:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped broccoli, shredded cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Mix until well combined.
  • Lay each chicken breast flat on a cutting board. Slice a pocket horizontally into each chicken breast, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  • Stuff each chicken breast pocket with the broccoli and cheddar mixture, dividing it evenly among the four breasts.
  • Secure the openings of the chicken breasts with toothpicks to keep the filling inside.
  • For the Breading:
  • In a shallow dish, combine the breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • Carefully coat each stuffed chicken breast with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the breadcrumbs onto the chicken to adhere.
  • To Cook:
  • Heat a skillet with a bit of cooking oil over medium-high heat.
  • Sear each chicken breast for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Transfer the seared chicken breasts to a baking dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.
  • Serve your Savory Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts hot and enjoy your gourmet meal!

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