Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Champion Nutrition Recipe of the Week - Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Chicken

I love stuffed chicken, but the usual recipes are typically an excess of fat and sodium. This recipe is my answer - providing a rich and flavorful entree that is also healthy and training friendly! It comes together quickly and tastes like you've slaved in the kitchen for hours! ;-)  And as a bonus, there are step by step photos below!

Serve alongside your favorite steamed veggies (check out my steamed green beans and mushrooms seen above!).

Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken 
by Chelle Stafford
Serves 3


1 small crown of broccoli
3 chicken breasts
Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb
3 Tbsp shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 Tbsp fat-free cream cheese
3 Tbsp ground flax seed
Spray oil (I used olive oil)


Preheat oven to 400°
Spray baking dish with oil
Chop broccoli into small pieces
Wrap chicken breasts in plastic wrap and pound to less than 1/2 inch thickness with a meat-mallet
Sprinkle both sides of chicken with Mrs Dash, then turn so the "inside" is up.
Spread each breast with 1 Tbsp fat-free cream cheese
Sprinkle each breast with 1 Tbsp sharp-cheddar
Divide the broccoli among the breasts
Carefully roll up each breast, beginning with wide end, pressing filling in as needed
Use toothpicks to hold breasts in place
Sprinkle each breast with Mrs Dash, and 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170° internal temperature.

NUTRITION  Per breast: 274 calories, 42 g protein, 4 g carb, 9 g fat, 2 g fiber.

*TIP It's easy to make this dish for 1, 2, 3 or however many you need! Each breast gets 1 Tbsp each cheddar, fat-free cream cheese, and ground flax. EASY! :-)
Chelle's Broccoli and Cheddar stuffed chicken

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  1. Thanks Chelle,

    This is so going on the menu for next week. What do you think about using frozen broccoli if one wanted to assemble and freeze?

    1. Hi Wendy! Absolutely! Frozen broccoli would work, whether you're freezing it for future use, or cooking it tonight. :-) Just a reminder, check the ingredients list on frozen produce to be sure you're only getting produce, not salt and additives. :-)