Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken by The Toasty Kitchen

Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Chicken

You'll love this easy, one pan recipe for Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken. It's lightly seared on the outside, stuffed with broccoli and cheddar cheese, and finished in the oven. The best part? It's ready in 30 minutes or less.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli and cheddar stuffed chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 333kcal
Author Heather


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, chopped into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butterfly your chicken breasts - hold your hand on top of the chicken breast and slice into the side of the chicken breast, cutting from one side to the other, leaving the opposite side intact. Your goal is to create a pocket for your filling. If needed, pound chicken breasts to create even thickness. entire breast (closed) should be about 1 inch in thickness.
  • Season chicken breasts inside and out with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. 
  • In a bowl, combine chopped broccoli florets, cheddar cheese, and mayonnaise. Stuff broccoli mixture into chicken, using a toothpick to hold closed if needed. 
  • Add olive oil to skillet and heat over medium heat. Sear chicken breasts on each side for 2-3 minutes per side, until browned.
  • Move skillet to oven to finish cooking for 12-15 minutes, or until juices run clear.
  • Remove from oven and allow to rest for 2-3 minutes before serving.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 21.6mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 0.7mg