If you’ve followed this blog for a while, then you know all about my slight obsession with Skinnytaste. I’ve boasted about how foolproof her recipes are and how easy they are to follow. The results always come out perfect.
But, I have to be honest. Skinnytaste’s Broccoli Stuffed Chicken requires some effort. It delivers the tasty results like all the other Skinnytaste recipes I’ve tried, however, it’s not quite a 30 minute meal as the prep work takes a bit of time. Therefore, this is NOT the dinner to plan on the crazy running all over town chauffeuring your kids to and fro after school activities. Save this dinner for a Sunday or prepare it the night before and just throw it in the oven when you get home from dance-karate-baseball-soccer-girl/boy scouts-evenings.
Although this dish requires some work, I don’t mind all the steps because my kids will eat every last bite without complaint. For me, a little extra effort is totally worth a dinner free of fussy faces and full of happily stuffed faces instead.
Skinnytaste offers a wonderful step-by-step visual aid, in case you’re confused by the steps, however, I did make a few small modifications to Skinnytaste’s recipe, like steaming the broccoli before rolling it inside the chicken.
- I lb boneless chicken breasts
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp water
- 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
- 1 large head of broccoli, cut into 1” florets
- ¼ lb Boar’s Head Lacey Swiss, sliced
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ ground black pepper
- Cooking Spray
- Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment or non-cooking spray.
- Fill about an inch of water in a double-boiler steamer and bring to boil. Add broccoli to basket, insert basket into pot and cover. Steam broccoli until tender but still firm (about 5-7 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside in a bowl.
- While broccoli steams, trim chicken breasts into cutlets. Cover chicken in plastic wrap. Then, using a meat mallet pound breasts until to ¼ inch thickness.
- Tear sliced cheese to fit in center of the chicken and top with a few broccoli florets. Roll and wrap chicken to completely cover cheese and secure with toothpicks. Repeat for remaining chicken.
- Using a pie tin, beat egg and water to make an egg wash. Fill a second pie tin with breadcrumbs, salt and pepper and stir until well combined.
- Dip chicken into egg wash and then cover in breadcrumbs. Place breaded chicken on cookie sheet. Lightly spray chicken with cooking spray and bake for 25 minutes.
- Serve with remaining broccoli and mashed cauliflower.
By the way, I shared another Skinnytaste recipe at 5 Minutes for Mom this week. That Pasta with Asparagus was a hit in our house too! Stop by and check it out and leave some comment love too!
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That chicken looks so tasty, and I bet you could make them in a batch and put in the freezer. I will definitely be trying this recipe! 🙂 SPA <3
Stuffed chicken always takes time and work but [most of the time] it’s worth it in the end! My kids would love this recipe 🙂
YUM! I love stuffed chicken! I’ll definitely be trying this one. Steaming the broccoli a little is a great idea!
We loved stuffed chicken! Pinning this one!
I have such a fondness for stuffed food. The extra trouble is very worth it for me! It’s like cutting into a little present on your plate.
Thanks for the party! Hope you have a fantastic weekend.
that looks great! I don’t do stuff much, but would like to try one day.
It looks really good! Love stuffing it with broccoli, my husband would be a fan.
This looks delicious! I love “stuffed” foods – they are always so comforting and filling! Thanks for the recipe!
This looks great! Thanks for the link-up! Sister SPA!
I love chicken and I love spinach, and now I can have them both in one dish. Lovely! 🙂
I love stuffed chicken and my family likes broccoli looks like a winner for us. Thanks for sharing your recipe on foodie friday.
Oh this reminds me of Chicken cordon bleu, but with broccoli instead of ham. Looks absolutely sumptious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday!
mmm… this looks like my kind of dinner! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!
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