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poultry essentials: broccoli stuffed chicken

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Yesterday I posted a recipe from my housekeeper’s daughter… that night the gardener decided she wanted to cook dinner, so she called up her mum, down in Florida to get this recipe. I backed off, let her do the cooking, and took a few photos. It was actually pretty good, and easy to make. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For poultry essentials: broccoli stuffed chicken

  • 2 lg
    chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
  • 6 oz
    broccoli florets, frozen variety, chopped
  • 2 oz
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 pinch
    garlic powder
  • 1 pinch
    onion powder
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 1/4 c
    chicken stock, or water
  • bacon or thinly sliced ham, for wrapping the breasts before baking
  • cherry tomatoes

How To Make poultry essentials: broccoli stuffed chicken

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  • 2
    You will need an ovenproof baking dish to make this recipe.
  • 3
    Why Frozen Broccoli? With fresh broccoli we would need to steam it for a few minutes and allow it to cool before using. With frozen (thawed) broccoli we can skip that step and go straight to stuffing the chicken breasts.
  • 4
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 5
    Place a rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 350f (175c).
  • 6
    Chop the broccoli into small bits, and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • 7
    Add to a bowl, along with the grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, then toss to combine.
  • 8
    Use a sharp knife to cut a pocket into each one of the chicken breasts. Be careful not to cut all the way through.
  • 9
    Add half the broccoli mix to each of the chicken breasts, and wrap with bacon or ham, if using.
  • 10
    Add the chicken stock or water to a baking dish and add the chicken breasts. Then sprinkle a bit more salt and pepper on top. If you are using the cherry tomatoes, scatter them about the chicken (no photo for this one… my bad).
  • 11
    Place into the preheated oven and bake until the internal temperature of the breasts reaches 165f (73c), about 18 – 22 minutes.
  • 12
  • So Yummy
    Let rest for about 5 minutes, then slice and serve. Enjoy.
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