Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken
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.
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.
Stuff 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.
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.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 516mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 49g
These are a few items I find helpful when preparing this Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Recipe in my own kitchen:
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, Pre-Seasoned and Ready for Stove Top or Oven Use, 10.25OXO Good Grips Utility Cutting BoardVictorinox Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife, 8-Inch Chef’s FFPPyrex Glass Mixing Bowl Set (3-Piece)OXO SteeL Lasagna TurnerEasy Chicken Breast Cookbook: 50 Unique and Easy Chicken Breast Recipes101 Quick & Easy Chicken RecipesBetty Crocker The Big Book of Chicken (Betty Crocker Big Book)Chicken Recipes: Delicious and Easy Chicken Recipes (Baked Chicken, Grilled Chicken, Fried Chicken, and MORE!) (Quick and Easy Cooking Series)