Who doesn't love stuffed chicken? Like half of America, I am currently trying to eat healthier for the New Year. For dinner tonight I came up with this simple and light version of broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken, complete with a flavorful gravy. It was cooked on the stove top, and on the table quickly. I didn't measure while making this, but the recipe should be easy to duplicate anyway. The cheese spread wedges really don't melt, so pan frying is not a problem.
If stove top is not the way you want to go, try my baked Cheese and Broccoli Stuffed Chicken or Grilled Stuffed chicken breast Italiano. For a slow cooker meal, try my Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo Recipe.
Serve with homemade fried rice, crock pot glazed carrots or sauteed vegetables. Crock pot mashed potatoes or corn casserole are also delicious choices.
Easy Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken
- small chicken breasts 1 per serving
- Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Wedges 1 per serving
- steamed broccoli
- Mrs. Dash Salt-free Seasoning I used table blend
- non-stick cooking spray
- clove of garlic crushed/minced
- chicken broth
- fat free milk
- Pound out chicken breasts. (just put each between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound with back of a skillet)
- Lift off top sheet of wrap and sprinkle generously with seasoning. Replace wrap.
- Flip over & remove top wrap and discard. Break up a wedge of the cheese spread, and line up on breast slightly off center. Add broccoli florets tops, in same area.
- Use the remaining piece of wrap to assist you in rolling the breast and forming it snugly.
- Spray skillet with cooking spray, put on med heat.
- Once hot, add the stuffed breasts. Cover.
- Gently flip the breasts a few times, to ensure even cooking. Don't worry about the cheese melting out, it isn't very meltable.
- Once cooked through, remove breasts and set aside. Drop the garlic in the skillet, add a generous splashes of broth and fat free milk and increase the heat to med-high, to quickly reduce and cook garlic.
- Pour the sauce over breasts and serve.
I tried this and it all fell apart. I think next time I will use a cocktail stick to hold it together.
I haven't had to skewer these, but do for other stuffed meat recipes.
Just finished making (and eating) this! Turned out pretty good! I skipped the brain damage of just rolling it and automatically used toothpicks to hold them, then removed the toothpicks before serving (obviously). Pretty easy recipe!
oh man. This looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and yes it deserves THAT many exclamation points! lol
Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving says
This looks soooooo GOOD! I'm going to have to try this recipe this weekend.
Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says
This looks so good! I'm obsessed with stuffed chicken recipes right now. It's amazing what you can get a child to eat when you stuff it in the chicken!
The chicken looks great and can't wait to try it. I love the Laughing Cow line of cheese spreads.
We are really trying to eat more chicken but there are so many recipes I know! Thanks for sharing.