Cream Cheese and Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Under 200 calories and full of flavor, this recipe needs to be dinner tonight! This dinner is a juicy chicken breast, stuffed with broccoli and cream cheese, then pan fried to perfection!

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Stuffed chicken breast sounds impressive and fancy, but it actually isn’t that hard to make! In this article I lay out everything you need to know to whip up this jaw dropping masterpiece. From detailed instructions to photographs to meal planning tips, I’ve included everything you need to be successful with this dish!!

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What goes well with these Stuffed Chicken Breasts?

I always use MyPlate as a guide when I am prepping meals. MyPlate is a formula for creating balanced meals that have some of each food group. In fact, I have actual plates you can buy that show you exactly what you’re missing. Click here to see them!

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Since these cream cheese broccoli stuffed chicken breasts already a good amount of dairy and protein, you’ll want to focus on adding in healthy fruits and grains to make a balanced meal.

Fruit recipes to pair with stuffed chicken breasts:

Grain/carb recipes to pair with stuffed chicken breasts:

Of course, you could always add in more veggies as well. Adding in grains and fruit will just help your body get all the nutrients it needs to keep you feeling healthy and strong! Here are some more vegetables you could pair with your meal!

Veggie recipes to pair with stuffed chicken breasts:

With so many enjoyable low-calorie options, you can easily customize your plate and build a balanced meal!

How do you stuff a Chicken Breast?

Brief explanation: Insert a spoonful or 2 of the stuffing mixture into the center of your chicken breast. Wrap it up and secure it with a tie or toothpicks for cooking.

More in-depth: Start by either cutting a slit into your chicken (2-3 inches in the thickest part) or pounding out the chicken into a thinner layer. This is because you need a larger surface area if you are going to add a filling to your chicken and wrap it all together.

Then, carefully add some of your stuffing mixture to the pocket or center of your flattened chicken breast. Be careful not to add too much, as it will just spill out and create a mess.

Once you have added the stuffing to the chicken breast, prepare it for cooking. You can do this by wrapping up the chicken breast, folding over any loose edges and containing the mixture in the middle. If needed, use a piece of string or toothpicks to hold the whole thing together while cooking. Then, you are ready for cooking!

Note: If you add string or toothpicks for cooking, make sure to remove those before serving the chicken.

cream cheese stuffed chicken step

How to make these Stuffed Chicken Breasts:

1.First, you want to gather up your ingredients! The nice thing is, this tasty chicken recipe only calls for 3 ingredients. It doesn’t get much simpler than that!

For this recipe you need:

  • 1 lb chicken breast- pounded till thin and cut into 4 equal pieces
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped finely
  • 2 ounces light cream cheese

2. Next, you want to prepare your chicken. Lay chicken breasts flat on a cutting board and hit them until they are about 1/4 of an inch thick. Cut into 4 equal portions.

3. Then, make your filling mixture. In order to do this, simply combine the broccoli and cream cheese in a bowl. Mix them together until they are fully combined.

4. Stuff chicken breasts with cream cheese and broccoli mixture. Add 1/4 of the mixture to the center of each of the 4 chicken pieces. Roll them up and secure with a toothpick.

5. Cook cream cheese broccoli stuffed chicken breasts and enjoy!

To cook these stuffed chicken breasts, you will want to heat a large skillet and add a very light coating of olive oil to the bottom of the pan.

Cook chicken breasts on each side, until the center of the chicken is cooked thoroughly and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. When the breasts are fully cooked, remove them from the heat, rest for a minute, and then serve!

*Season accordingly! I usually just add a sprinkle of salt and pepper to my food, but you could definitely try a lemon pepper rub, Season All, garlic salt, or even Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning.

cream cheese and broccoli stuffed chicken
cream cheese and broccoli stuffed chicken

Cream Cheese Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Under 200 calories and full of flavor, this recipe needs to be dinner tonight! This dinner is a juicy chicken breast, stuffed with broccoli and cream cheese, then pan fried to perfection!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie
Keyword: cream cheese broccoli stuffed chicken breasts
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 174cal

Equipment

  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 knife
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 meat tenderizer
  • 1 Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 1 cup broccoli chopped finely
  • 2 oz light cream cheese
  • Seasoning: salt, pepper, garlic, etc. optional

Instructions

  • Gather ingredients.
  • Tenderize chicken breasts until 1/4 in thick and split into 4 equal parts.
  • Mix broccoli and cream cheese in a bowl.
  • Place 1/4 of broccoli and cream cheese mixture into center of each of the 4 chicken pieces.
  • Roll chicken breasts and secure with a toothpick.
  • In a non-stick skillet, coat the very bottom LIGHTLY with olive oil. Cook chicken breasts on each side, until the center of the chicken is cooked thoroughly and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • Remove from the skillet and serve. Make sure to season!

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Notes

Benefits of eating this dish:
Each one of these ingredients not only adds flavor, but provides vital nutrients as well. The chicken in this packed with lean protein while the broccoli provides fiber, vitamin C, iron and potassium, all which promote your overall wellbeing. On top of that, the cream cheese is high in calcium, which contributes to a healthy skeletal structure!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 174cal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 27.6g | Fat: 5.6g | Sodium: 118mg
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Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
174
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5.6
g
9
%
Sodium
 
118
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
2.5
g
1
%
Protein
 
27.6
g
55
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments

    1. Agh!! Not sure how I forgot that.
      Just added it now!!

      The recipe makes 4 equal pieces, so the nutrition data is for 1/4 of the recipe, or one serving.

      Thanks for noticing so I can fix it!

      Amy

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