Sunday, March 4, 2018

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

I have had this recipe printed for a few months. I added onion to the recipe. We really liked it!

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

2 or 3 large chicken breasts

salt and pepper

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder, divided

1/4 tsp paprika

1 cup finely chopped broccoli florets

1/2 cup bell pepper, diced fine
1/2 cup onion diced, fine

1 cup mild cheddar cheese

1 tbsp mayonnaise

3 tbsp olive oil

1.      Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2.      Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, paprika and 1/2 tsp of the garlic powder. Use a sharp knife to cut a slice through the middle of the chicken breasts, creating a pocket for the filling.

3.      For the filling, place the broccoli in a microwaveable dish and add about 2 tablespoons of water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 2-3 minutes. Drain any excess water. To the dish add the pepper, onion, cheese, mayo, remaining garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Mix until combined, then divide the mixture between the chicken breasts, using a toothpick to secure if necessary.

4.      Heat a large, oven safe skillet, over medium heat and add the olive oil. Sear the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Bake in preheated oven for 15- 17 minutes, or until chicken reads 165 degrees. 

*Since these are large chicken breasts, I usually say 1/2 chicken breast is one serving.

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