Chicken breasts are stuffed with broccoli and cheese then cooked to perfection on the stovetop. Using a blend of cream cheese and mozzarella cheese, this recipe is both simple and delicious and is ready to serve in under 30 minutes!
Keyword: Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
Mix the stuffing ingredients. To the mixing bowl, add the steamed broccoli, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, and garlic powder. Blend well using the fork to mix in the cream cheese.
Stuff the chicken breasts. Place chicken breasts onto a cutting board. If the chicken breasts are thick, first cut them in half, lengthwise. Then cut a pocket into the chicken by slicing lengthwise, but not all the way through. Using a spoon, divide the broccoli mixture equally and stuff into the pockets.
Cook the chicken. Warm the skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and let it get hot. Add the stuffed chicken breasts, season with salt and pepper, then let cook for 5-6 minutes. Flip then cook an additional 5-6 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Squeeze a drizzle of fresh lemon juice onto chicken if desired. Serve right away.
Boursin cheese for the cream cheese
cooked spinach, bell peppers, mushrooms or asparagus for broccoli
Squeeze a drizzle of fresh lemon juice onto chicken right before serving for an extra flavor boost.
If the chicken breasts are thick, first cut them in half, lengthwise then cut a pocket to speed up the cooking time.