Broccoli Stuffed Chicken

Broccoli Stuffed Chicken (low-carb, Keto)

Soft cheese and creamy chicken breast stuffed with broccoli, garlic, parmesan, cheddar and cream cheese.

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Equipment

  • grill pan
  • mixing bowls
  • kitchen knife

Ingredients

for chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning optional
  • 1 teaspoon paprika optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

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for filling

  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese or melted cheese of choice
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • salt and pepper

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Instructions

  1. To steam broccoli: Chop the broccoli florets into small pieces. Place the whole broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl and about 2 tablespoons of water. add water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Alternatively, steam on the stovetop or boil in boiling water for 1 minute.
  2. Use a sharp knife to cut each chicken breast horizontally to create a pocket. Be sure not to cut about 1/2 inch from the ends and sides. Sprinkle chicken breasts generously with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, mix steam and chopped broccoli, bell pepper, garlic, cheeses and salt and pepper; set it aside. Spread the mixture evenly on each chicken breast. Secure with toothpick if necessary.
  4. Preheat oven to 400F. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large cast iron or ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden. Cover with aluminum foil and transfer to the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.




Nutrition

Servings: 1 chicken breast | Calories: 242kcal | Carbs: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 879mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1163IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 1mg

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