Low-Carb Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast

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This Low-Carb Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast is filled with a fresh broccoli, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese and dusted with delicious herbs and spices to make a really tasty main dish that’s delightfully low in carbs.

» You might also like this Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast.

Broccoli stuffed chicken breast with broccoli on the side
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If you’re on a low-carb diet, this broccoli-stuffed chicken will surely be one of your favorite recipes thanks to how low in carbs it is – with just 3 net grams per serving – and how much flavor gets packed in.

It doesn’t take long to mix up the filling and stuff the chicken, so it’s not as time-intensive of a dish as you might think. You’ll need about 10 minutes of prep time to get everything prepared, then it’s into the oven for about 28 minutes.

If you want to get creative, you can switch things up in this recipe to make something a bit different. For instance, you could use spinach or kale in place of the broccoli, or you could use a Mexican or Cajun spice as the seasoning.

Ingredients Needed For Stuffed Chicken

The ingredient list is pretty small and is typically things you already have on hand, so it will be easy to whip up this meal whenever you’re looking for ideas.

Ingredients

Chicken breast – I use 5 oz chicken breasts for this recipe because they’re quick to cook and a good size for someone on a high fat/protein, low carb diet. However, chicken breasts come in many different sizes. If you can’t find ones that are around 5oz, you can make an appropriately sized serving by cutting a larger one in half.

Seasonings – I use paprika, salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and ground black pepper for the seasoning of this dish. You could use a pre-packaged seasoned salt like Lawry’s or Mrs. Dash if you want.

Cheese – For this recipe, I use cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese. These two together give the creamy, salty flavor that I adore.

Broccoli – Chopped fresh broccoli florets.

Fresh garlic – You can substitute with garlic salt if you don’t have fresh.

How to Make Broccoli Stuffed Chicken

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 C). Prepare a 9×13″ baking dish by spraying with non-stick spray. This isn’t absolutely essential, but I find that the cheese mixture doesn’t stick as easily and the chicken isn’t as dry on the bottom if you grease the pan first.

Using a sharp paring knife, cut a slit down the middle of the chicken, lengthwise. Be sure not to cut all the way through to the other side. This will form a little pocket where you can stuff the filling.

To make the slit, I put the chicken breast flat on a cutting board and place a hand over the top of it. This helps me gauge where the center of the chicken is, so I can slice into it right through the center.

Mix the seasonings together in a small bowl. Season the insides of each chicken breast. Seasoning the inside is a great way to add flavor to the whole piece of chicken.

Mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, broccoli and garlic in a bowl. Stuff each chicken breast with an even amount of the mixture. I like to use a toothpick to seal the opening of the chicken so the stuffing doesn’t come out while it cooks.

Chicken stuffing

Finally, season the tops of the chicken. If you have cooking oil spray, give the tops a little spray to crisp up the tops.

The toothpick is easy to remove at the end of cooking. Don’t forget you’ve put it there. Anyone who cuts into it will be a bit surprised if you leave it in by accident.

Raw stuffed chicken breasts

>> You may also like this Buffalo Stuffed Chicken or Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken.

Place the chicken into the prepared baking dish. Bake uncovered for 28 minutes. I find this to be the perfect amount of time for 5 oz chicken breasts. If yours were larger, they might take a bit more time to cook through.

You can check the meat with a meat thermometer. Make sure you stab it into a piece of the meat, not the filling. It should read 165 degrees F when cooked through.

Broccoli stuffed chicken breast

How Many Carbs Are In This Chicken?

This is a great recipe for those on a low-carb or keto diet because there’s really only a small amount of carbs in the dish, the majority of which comes from the spinach.

In one serving, there are 3 net grams of carbs.

You can serve this chicken with a side dish of roasted brussels sprouts or maybe an easy garden salad. I also often serve it with steamed broccoli.

Broccoli stuffed chicken breast with broccoli on the side

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Broccoli stuffed chicken breast with broccoli on the side

Low Carb Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breasts

This Low-Carb Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast is filled with a fresh broccoli, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese and dusted with delicious herbs and spices to make a really tasty main dish that's delightfully low in carbs.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broccoli, Cheese, Chicken
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 28 mins
Total Time: 38 mins
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Laura

Ingredients

  • 4 small chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup broccoli chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375° F (190° C). Prepare a baking dish by spraying with non-stick spray.
  • Using a sharp paring knife, cut a slit down the middle of the chicken, not cutting all the way through to the other side, to form a pocket.
  • Mix the seasonings together in a small bowl. Season the outside and insides of each chicken breast.
  • Mix together the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, spinach and garlic in a bowl. Stuff each chicken breast with an even amount of the mixture. Use a toothpick to seal the opening of the chicken. Sprinkle again with seasoning.
  • Place the chicken into the prepared baking dish. Bake uncovered for 28 minutes. Chicken is done when it reaches 165° F internal temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 983mg | Potassium: 942mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 757IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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Low Carb Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breasts
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5 thoughts on “Low-Carb Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast

  1. Elizabeth says:

    5 stars
    I’m a bit obsessed with broccoli but haven’t used it for ages. You’ve inspired me to get cooking with it again, thank you!

  2. Luke Ratford says:

    5 stars
    Great meal for after a good workout, low carb and high in protein, superb recipe 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Lilly says:

    5 stars
    I’ve been trying to eat low carb for the last 2 weeks and running out of ideas on what to make. I am so happy I found this recipe! It is absolutely delicious and was easy to make!

  4. Ramona says:

    5 stars
    Wow, this recipe looks super delicious and I am super excited to try this out! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  5. Aya says:

    5 stars
    This stuffed chicken breast recipe is delicious, and I can’t believe it is low in carbs! The seasoning is so good, and I love how easy and quick this was to make. I will be making it again!

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