Easy Broccoli And Cheese Stuffed Chicken

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I am in love with this recipe.

It is healthy, it is perfect if you want to cut back on calories a little, it is ready in a couple of minutes, yet it is very satisfying and full of flavor.

A gem. A total keeper.

And the result looks cute too.

If you try it, dear friends, I am sure you’ll like it…

 

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This is what we need. Simple indeed.

 

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1. To begin, cook the broccoli florets in salty water for about 5 minutes.

When cooked, drain them and rinse them with cold water. Set aside.

 

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2. Preheat the oven to 400 °F (200 °C).

3. Working one at a time, place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound them.

 

 

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4. Remove the top wrap and season the meat with salt (about 1/4 tsp per large chicken breast), cayenne pepper powder (about 1/8 tsp), and black pepper powder (about 1/8 tsp).

 

 

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5. Cut the cheese wedge in smaller pieces…

 

 

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… and arrange it at the near end of the pounded breast.

Use one cheese wedge per one breast.

 

 

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6. Place about 3-4 tablespoons of the broccoli on top of the cheese.

 

 

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7. Use the remaining piece of wrap to assist you in rolling the breast and forming a tight roll.

 

 

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8. Secure the ends and the seam with a couple of toothpicks.

 

 

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9. Pour about 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a skillet or frying pan and put it on medium heat.

10. Once hot, sear the rolls on all sides until white in color (about 1 minute per side). This will help keep the lovely juices in while baking.

 

 

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11. Brush a baking pan with some vegetable oil and place the rolls inside, the seam side down.

12. Bake at 400 °F (200 °C) for 30 minutes.

 

 

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13. In the meantime, prepare the light gravy. Add the milk, broth, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder into the pan where the chicken was being seared. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes.

 

 

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Remove the chicken from the oven, pour the sauce over the rolls and serve.

Enjoy!

Love,
Petra

(This recipe was adapted from Blommi.com. It makes 4 chicken rolls.)

18 thoughts on “Easy Broccoli And Cheese Stuffed Chicken

  1. Lovely recipe! Thanks for sharing with your readers. I think a great Mexican twist would be to add Monterrey Jack cheese and throw in some black beans with the broccoli. YUM!

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  2. Made this yesterday, my chicken breasts werent thin enough I think and my broccoli needed to be cut thinner too, but overall it was really good, didnt make the sauce though!

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  4. La receta está genial!!! En cuanto la cocine te contaré mi experiencia. Es la primera vez que cocino una receta de un blog que no es español.

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