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We love to eat chicken in our home, and I typically serve it 3-4 times each week. Eating this protein so frequently, it’s important that I have an arsenal of chicken recipes in my meal plan rotation. My crew likes variety. One favorite is Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken. It’s a low carb dish that is prepared in a cast iron skillet.

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed ChickenPreheat oven to 425 degrees F. 

Add onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper and ½ teaspoon of garlic powder to a small bowl. Stir to combine. Sprinkle onto both sides of chicken.

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed ChickenPlace seasoned chicken on a cutting board.  Use a large, flat spatula to press down on the top of the chicken breast and use your other hand to insert a knife into the thickest side of the chicken. Cut a pocket, being careful not to cut all the way through the other side and stopping before you get to the end of the chicken (creating a pocket, not a flap).

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed ChickenIn a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, add broccoli and 2 tablespoons of water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Remove plastic wrap and drain any excess water.

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed ChickenAdd red bell pepper, cheese, mayo and remaining 1 teaspoon garlic powder to the bowl with the broccoli.

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed ChickenStir to combine. 

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed ChickenStuff the pockets of each chicken breast. Add the avocado oil to a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. After the pan is heated through, add the chicken breasts – top side down.

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed ChickenAllow to cook for 4-5 minutes each side to brown.

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed ChickenPlace pan in the oven to continue cooking the chicken an additional 12-15 minutes or until chicken cooks through and juices run clear. Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes and serve warm.


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Yield: 3

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder divided
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon himalayan pink sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup broccoli florets finely chopped
  • ½ cup red pepper finely chopped
  • 1 cup colby jack cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Add onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper and ½ teaspoon of garlic powder to a small bowl.
Stir to combine.
Sprinkle onto both sides of chicken.

Place seasoned chicken on a cutting board.
Use a large, flat spatula to press down on the top of the chicken breast and use your other hand to insert a knife into the thickest side of the chicken.
Cut a pocket, being careful not to cut all the way through the other side and stopping before you get to the end of the chicken (creating a pocket, not a flap).

In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, add broccoli and 2 tablespoons of water.
Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
Remove plastic wrap and drain any excess water.

Add red bell pepper, cheese, mayo and remaining 1 teaspoon garlic powder to the bowl with the broccoli.
Stir to combine.

Add the avocado oil to a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat.
After the pan is heated through, add the chicken breasts – top side down.
Allow to cook for 4-5 minutes each side to brown.

Place pan in the oven to continue cooking the chicken an additional 12-15 minutes or until chicken cooks through and juices run clear.
Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes and serve warm.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 516mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 49g

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Shunta

Thursday 1st of August 2019

Omg this looks so good!!! I’m going to have to try this for sure

Michelle

Thursday 1st of August 2019

That looks delicious! I'm gonna have to try this one!

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