Broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken will quickly become a family favorite! The broccoli filling works so well inside a chicken breast! Wrap it all up in bacon for ab amazing low carb dinner!
It’s back to school season and I’m over here like, NOPE.
We’ve always homeschooled our kids, so I’m not one of the moms that gets to wave goodbye at a bus and then lounge around all day reveling in the freedom. (This may not be what you do, but this is exactly what I would do if I were in your shoes.)
Instead, I’m the mom that has to squeeze school work in between work. Ahhh. Good times. 😉
Don’t get me wrong, we love homeschooling, but man. Some days I really wish a bus would come take my kids away for a few hours. You feel me. I know you do.
Anyway, it’s hectic around here, which is why I’m allllll about the simple dinners that fill tummies and keep people smiling. There is nothing worse than listening to kids complain about dinner.
This broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken is a hit every time. I took my broccoli casserole and changed things up slightly to make it work as a filling for chicken breasts. Seriously good and oh so cheesy.
How to make broccoli stuffed chicken:
First, grab your trimmed chicken breasts and cut a deep pocket into each breast.
I don’t quite butterfly the chicken, but you’ll come close. To do this, place on hand on top of the chicken to hold it in place and use a knife to slice the chicken nearly in half. Don’t cut all the way through.
Watch the video at the top of this post to see this in action!
Next, mix up your spices and season the chicken.
To make your filling, you’ll want to mix together cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, and mayo until well combined.
Stir in some finely chopped broccoli.
Spoon the cheese mixture into the pocket you created in each chicken breast.
Now for the good part – grab some bacon and cut each slice in half. Wrap 2 half slices of bacon around each chicken breast.
Bacon makes everything better, right?
These will bake up in about 30 minutes.
Perfectly cooked, juicy, flavorful chicken in no time!
More chicken recipes you might like:
Spinach Stuffed Chicken: This chicken recipe is a reader favorite!
Lemon Chicken: The simple sauce is bursting with flavor!
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken: This one is even simpler and oh so good!
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas: Serve these over cauliflower rice.
What to serve with bacon wrapped chicken breasts:
Cucumber Salad: Light, refreshing, and so dang easy!
Fried Radishes: Would you believe they taste a lot like fried potatoes?
Keto Coleslaw: This is my mom’s famous recipe and we make it every week!
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon: My favorite way to eat Brussels sprouts!
Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken
This simple stuffed chicken recipe is favorite with my kids!
Per serving: 385 calories, 27g fat, 35g protein, 4g carbs, 2g fiber = 2g net carbs
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt divided
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 ¼ cup chopped broccoli
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 4 slices bacon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut a pocket into the side of each chicken breast. Drizzle chicken with olive oil.
Add the paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, and onion powder to a small bowl and stir to combine. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of the chicken.
Add cream cheese, Parmesan, mayonnaise, garlic, and remaining ½ teaspoon of salt to a small mixing bowl and stir well to combine. Stir in the broccoli.
Spoon the cheese mixture into each chicken breast evenly.
Slice each piece of bacon in half and wrap each piece of chicken with 2 pieces of bacon.
Place the chicken breasts in a 9x13 baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Place pan under the broiler to crisp the bacon more, if desired.