Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast

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broccoli and cheddar stuffed chicken breast

Tired of the same ole boring grilled chicken breast? Mix it up and make a delicious stuffed chicken breast instead! Perfect for making after work, this recipe is sure to please everyone in the home.

All About The Prep

This dish comes together with very basic ingredients. Boneless and skinless chicken breasts, broccoli, shredded cheddar and some diced red peppers. You probably have most of these in your pantry and fridge already!

Simple ingredients that you already have in your home
Chicken breast, broccoli, cheddar and red bell pepper

Dice the red bell pepper and the broccoli. Since these will go inside the chicken breasts, you want it to be diced fairly small.

Butterfly and season the chicken breast

Start by butterflying the chicken breast lengthwise. Slice it about 3/4 of the way through and open it up. Don’t cut it all the way as this way it will hold the shape much better.

Season both sides with your favorite chicken seasoning. In this case, I used Hardcore Carnivore Red which is awesome on chicken.

 

 

 

Next, layer down the cheddar, followed by the broccoli and red bell pepper and then more cheese. Put everything down right down the middle of the filled chicken breast. And don’t be afraid to really fill it in. Some will leak out during the process so it’s OK to put in more.

Fill it with all the ingredients
Chicken breast will to the top

Now The Hard Part

Just kidding, it’s not really that hard. What we have to do, is close the chicken breast so it all holds shape.

Keep it closed with toothpicks

 

What I like to do is use a couple toothpicks to help hold it together.

Just push the toothpicks through both sides of the chicken breast. The ends will burn a little on the grill but that’s not a problem.

 

 

 

Now The Grilling Part

Now that the chicken breast is rolled up, let’s get this guy on the grill. I cooked these on the Big Green Egg, at around 400 degrees. I like to start directly over the charcoal to get a nice char on the outside of the chicken. Grill them for about 3-4 minutes on each side and then move them to an indirect side of the grill

Finish off on the indirect side
Finishing off on the indirect side

Once the outside is nicely charred, the inside still needs to cook. And it will continue cooking on the indirect side without burning the outside. Cook the chicken at additional 20-25 minutes, until the thickest part of the breast reaches 165 degrees. Best way to check temperature? I like using the Thermoworks Thermapen Mk4 to check temps.

After the chicken reaches 165 degrees, remove it from the grill and rest it for 5 minutes. Let all those juices inside redistribute.

The Cheesy Finish

And now the cheesy finish. Slice the stuffed chicken breast down the middle and watch that cheese goodness come out. This grilled chicken breast is sure to be enjoyed by everyone in your home.

cheesy goodness inside the grilled chicken breast

Check out the full start to finish prep video on my Instagram page as well as the printer friendly recipe below.

 

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broccoli and cheddar stuffed chicken breast

Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Broccoli diced
  • 1 Red bell pepper diced
  • 1 tbsp Hardcore Carnivore Red seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Butterfly the chicken breast lenghtwise, making sure not to cut it all the way through
  • Season the chickn on both sides with Red
  • Layer down the cheese, broccoli, red pepper and more cheese
  • Using toothpicks, close the 2 ends together
  • Grill the chicken breast over high heat, 3 minutes each side
  • Move the chicken to an indirect heat side of the grill and cook until the itnernal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees
  • Pull from the grill, rest 5 minutes and serve

Check out the Recipe page for other tasty grilled creations.

 

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