Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Recipe

This Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken is a delicious and wholesome dish that combines tender chicken breasts with the classic flavors of broccoli and cheddar, making it a perfect dinner option for any night of the week. Here’s how to make it:


  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts (about 4 large), boneless and skinless
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder, divided
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup broccoli, small chopped florets
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup cream cheese


  1. Prep the Chicken:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • Using a sharp knife, cut a pocket into the side of each chicken breast, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  2. Season the Chicken:
    • In a small bowl, mix half the garlic powder, paprika, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
    • Sprinkle the seasoning mix inside and all over the outside of the chicken breasts.
  3. Prepare the Filling:
    • In a bowl, combine the chopped broccoli, shredded cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and the remaining garlic powder. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  4. Stuff the Chicken:
    • Spoon the broccoli and cheese mixture into the pockets of each chicken breast. Secure the openings with toothpicks if necessary to prevent the filling from spilling out.
  5. Cook the Chicken:
    • Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Sear the chicken breasts for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
    • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  6. Serving:
    • Once done, let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving. Remove toothpicks if used.
    • Optional: Garnish with additional chopped broccoli or a sprinkle of paprika for color.


  • Cheese Variations: You can experiment with different types of cheese, such as mozzarella or gouda, for a different flavor profile.
  • Adding Crunch: For added texture, mix some breadcrumbs with grated Parmesan and sprinkle it over the chicken before baking.
  • Side Suggestions: This dish pairs well with a light salad, quinoa, or roasted vegetables.


Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken is a comforting and satisfying meal that’s packed with flavor and nutrients. It’s perfect for a family dinner and is sure to impress with its creamy filling and savory seasonings. Enjoy crafting this delightful dish that’s not only tasty but also visually appealing!