Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken are filled with cheddar and broccoli, then rolled up, breaded and baked in the oven or air fryer!

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken are filled with cheddar and broccoli, then rolled up, breaded and baked in the oven or air fryer!

This easy recipe is perfect any day of the week. I make it with fresh broccoli, but leftover or frozen broccoli can also be used. I make stuffed chicken so many different ways, this broccoli and cheese version is a favorite, but we also love Chicken Cordon Bleu, Zucchini and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken and Chicken Rollatini Parmesan, to name a few.

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken is filled with cheddar and broccoli, then rolled up, breaded and baked in the oven or air fryer!

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken is filled with cheddar and broccoli, then rolled up, breaded and baked in the oven or air fryer!

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken is filled with cheddar and broccoli, then rolled up, breaded and baked in the oven or air fryer!

I tested this both in my oven and Skinnytaste Vremi Air Fryer that you can pre-order now, it comes out early May! The results came out best in the air fryer, they were crispier and took half the time. Whichever way you make them, they will still taste great. Serve this with a garden salad to make it a meal.

Variations

You can stuff chicken breasts with anything you can think of!

  • If you wish to make them dairy-free, you can leave the cheese out and use unseasoned breadcrumbs.
  • To make them low-carb, you can leave the breadcrumbs out or try wrapping them in bacon.

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Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken are filled with cheddar and broccoli, then rolled up, breaded and baked in the oven or air fryer!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups finely chopped broccoli floret
  • 8 thin chicken breast cutlets, about 3 to 4 ounces each
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat or gluten-free seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese, cut in half 3 oz
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • olive oil spray
  • toothpicks

Directions:

OVEN DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Spray a sheet pan with oil.
  2. Place broccoli in the microwave with 1 tablespoon water, cover and cook 1 minute until soft. Drain and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  3. In a small bowl, combine egg, water and a little salt and beat with a fork; set aside. Fill a second bowl with breadcrumbs.
  4. If the chicken isn’t 1/4-inch thin, pound it thin with wax paper and a mallet. Season both sides of the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place a 1/2 slice cheese in the center of the chicken and top with 2 tablespoons broccoli.
  5. Roll the chicken around to completely cover cheese, using toothpicks to secure the ends, if needed.
  6. Dip chicken into egg wash, then breadcrumbs and transfer to a sheet pan. Spray both sides of the chicken with oil and bake about 25 minutes, until cooked. Remove toothpicks and eat.

AIR FRYER RECIPE:

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400F. Spray a sheet pan with oil.
  2. Place broccoli in the microwave with 1 tablespoon water, cover and cook 1 minute until soft. Drain and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  3. In a small bowl, combine egg, water and a little salt and beat with a fork; set aside. Fill a second bowl with breadcrumbs.
  4. If the chicken isn’t thin enough to easily roll, pound it thin with wax paper and a mallet. Season both sides of the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place a 1/2 slice cheese in the center of the chicken and top with 2 tablespoons broccoli.
  5. Roll the chicken around to completely cover cheese, using toothpicks to secure the ends, if needed.
  6. Dip chicken into egg wash, then breadcrumbs and transfer to a work surface. Spray both sides of the chicken with oil and transfer to the air fryer basket, in batches. Cook about 14 to 16 minutes, turning halfway until the chicken is cooked through in the center. Remove toothpicks before eating.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 2 pieces

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 4
  • Points +:
  • Calories: 430 calories
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 700mg
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 62g
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Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken is filled with cheddar and broccoli, then rolled up, breaded and baked in the oven or air fryer!

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken is filled with cheddar and broccoli, then rolled up, breaded and baked in the oven or air fryer!