Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Steph Wagner

May 8, 2013

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Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken

 

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken. Low carb and weight loss surgery approved!

If you’re anything like the majority of people, you probably like broccoli and cheese soup. In fact, that’s likely what brought you to this recipe. Because the delicious and creamy broccoli and cheese soup is creamy – it’s difficult to recreate a healthy version that tastes the same. So instead of trying that, I modified a stuffed chicken recipe from Tasty Kitchen instead. It was great!

If you haven’t made a stuffed chicken recipe before- a few words of wisdom. Make sure your chicken isn’t too thick. It’s tricky to get it cooked through. Either pound it out or butterfly it (click here if you, um, need a definition on that.) It also makes the chicken slightly longer and easier to wrap around the stuffing.

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken. Low carb and weight loss surgery approved!

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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Ingredients

  • 2 slices low-fat cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices low-fat swiss cheese
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped broccoli, fresh or frozen
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets if available
  • 1/2 cup low-fat grated Parmesean cheese
  • 1 egg white

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • If using cutlets, pound out to make it thinner if needed. If using chicken breast- butterfly it to prevent thick spots. Spray a cooking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Stack low-fat cheddar cheese slices on top of each other. Cut into fours- creating a stack of 2 strips. Place the stack in the middle of a slice of low-fat swiss and place in the middle of the chicken.
  • Add broccoli on top of cheese. Wrap chicken around and secure with toothpicks.
  • Brush chicken with egg white and dip in grated cheese. Dip each wrapped chicken in the egg white and then the cheese to create a "breading" effect. Place in cooking dish.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until internal temp reads 165 degrees.

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 424mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 416mg18%
Potassium 531mg15%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 259IU5%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 424mg42%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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