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Light Recipe: Easy Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken

light cheese and brocolli stuffed chicken recipeWho doesn’t love stuffed chicken? Like half of America, I am currently trying to eat healthier for the New Year.  For dinner tonight I came up with this simple and light version of broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken, complete with a flavorful gravy.  It was cooked on the stove top, and on the table quickly.  I didn’t measure while making this, but the recipe should be easy to duplicate anyway.  The cheese spread wedges really don’t melt, so pan frying is not a problem.

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Easy Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken
 
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This Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken recipe is low in calories, but easily pleases both dieters and the rest of the family.
Ingredients
  • small chicken breasts (1 per serving)
  • Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Wedges (1 per serving)
  • steamed broccoli
  • Mrs. Dash Salt-free Seasoning (I used table blend)
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • clove of garlic (crushed/minced)
  • chicken broth
  • fat free milk
Instructions
  1. Pound out chicken breasts. (just put each between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound with back of a skillet)
  2. Lift off top sheet of wrap and sprinkle generously with seasoning. Replace wrap.
  3. Flip over & remove top wrap and discard. Break up a wedge of the cheese spread, and line up on breast slightly off center. Add broccoli florets tops, in same area.
  4. Use the remaining piece of wrap to assist you in rolling the breast and forming it snugly.
  5. Spray skillet with cooking spray, put on med heat.
  6. Once hot, add the stuffed breasts. Cover.
  7. Gently flip the breasts a few times, to ensure even cooking. Don't worry about the cheese melting out, it isn't very meltable.
  8. Once cooked through, remove breasts and set aside. Drop the garlic in the skillet, add a generous splashes of broth and fat free milk and increase the heat to med-high, to quickly reduce and cook garlic.
  9. Pour the sauce over breasts and serve.

Comments

  1. Deborah Rosen says

    Looks and sounds delicious! I’m going to try it.

  2. says

    That’s an excellent stuffing for chicken breasts. I’ll bet it’s really tasty!

  3. says

    Oooh, I never thought of stuffing chicken with broccoli…YUM!

  4. Dee W says

    I’m going to try this. I’ve only done stuffed chicken with stuffing, but never cheese and broccoli. Looks awesome.

  5. Mary Beth Elderton says

    This sounds wonderful!

  6. says

    This recipe looks fantastic! I’m definitely gonna have to give it a try.

  7. says

    I love stuffed chicken with broccoli. I usually put mozzarella or a real sharp in mine as I’m not a swiss fan. They look so good.

  8. Stephanie says

    Would happen to know (approximately) how many calories this has? It looks amazing, and I can’t wait to try it! :)

    • Robin says

      Somewhere around 200, with the sauce.

  9. says

    this recipe looks great, ! I think i might have to make it and wrap it in bacon! nom nom nom

  10. says

    Nice combination of chicken and broccoli No doubt….but one can also try it with cabbage instead of broccoli.
    Any way…nice work…!

  11. says

    Aww man… that looks so awesome AND it’s light? Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Giana L says

    Good idea to use the cheese spread to fry in pan that stuff just won’t melt

  13. Anna says

    I tried this and it all fell apart. I think next time I will use a cocktail stick to hold it together.

    • Robin says

      I haven’t had to skewer these, but do for other stuffed meat recipes.

  14. Robin says

    Just finished making (and eating) this! Turned out pretty good! I skipped the brain damage of just rolling it and automatically used toothpicks to hold them, then removed the toothpicks before serving (obviously). Pretty easy recipe!

  15. says

    oh man. This looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and yes it deserves THAT many exclamation points! lol

  16. says

    This looks so good! I’m obsessed with stuffed chicken recipes right now. It’s amazing what you can get a child to eat when you stuff it in the chicken!

  17. says

    Looks great and can’t wait to try it. I love the Laughing Cow line of cheese spreads.

  18. says

    We are really trying to eat more chicken but there are so many recipes I know! Thanks for sharing.

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