Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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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.

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 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!

 

Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts :

Ingredients:

4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 cups broccoli florets
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 oz. cream cheese, at room temp
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives or other fresh herbs
Garlic powder, cumin, or other spices
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
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Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400°F.Place the broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl then add 2 tablespoons water. Cover the bowl (a large plate works best) then microwave the broccoli for 2 minutes.Remove the broccoli from the microwave and drain it very well on paper towels.Chop the broccoli into small, pea-sized pieces then add it back to the bowl.To the bowl, add the cheddar cheese, cream cheese, chives, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir until well-combined.Arrange the chicken breasts on a cutting board, and using a sharp knife, cut a deep pocket lengthwise into each chicken breast without cutting all the way through to the other side.Divide the broccoli mixture among the chicken breasts, pressing it firmly into each pocket.Season the outsides of the chicken breasts on both sides with garlic powder, salt, pepper, and any other preferred spices.Divide the olive oil among two ovenproof skillets set over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add two chicken breasts to each pan.Sear the chicken for 3 minutes on one side then flip it once and sear an additional 2 to 3 minutes.Transfer the skillets to the oven and continue cooking the chicken breasts until the thickest part of each breast reaches 165°F, 10 to 15 minutes.Remove the chicken breasts from the oven and serve.And Enjoy…!

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