Keto Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Keto Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 3/4 cup chopped broccoli
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
- Crumbled bacon (optional)
- 4 slices of cheese (your choice, for topping)
- Garlic powder
- Pink Himalayan sea salt
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- In a small bowl, combine the chopped broccoli, shredded cheddar cheese, softened cream cheese, and crumbled bacon (if you’re using it). Mix these ingredients well and set the mixture aside.
- Season the chicken breasts with a sprinkle of garlic powder, pink Himalayan sea salt, and a dash of pepper. You can adjust the seasoning to your taste.
- To stuff the chicken breasts, you’ll want to slice each chicken breast lengthwise, creating a pocket, but be careful not to cut all the way through. You want the chicken breast to open like a book.
- Take the broccoli and cheese mixture you prepared earlier and stuff it inside each chicken breast pocket. Make sure to distribute it evenly among the chicken breasts.
- To hold the stuffed chicken breasts together, use toothpicks to seal the openings and keep the filling inside. Make sure to remember how many toothpicks you used so you can remove them later.
- Place a slice of your chosen cheese on top of each stuffed chicken breast.
- To prevent the foil from touching the cheese during baking, cover the stuffed chicken breasts with aluminum foil.
- Place the stuffed chicken breasts in a baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). It’s important to use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.
- Once the chicken reaches the desired temperature, remove the foil and broil the stuffed chicken breasts for an additional 3-6 minutes or until the cheese on top is golden and bubbly.
- Carefully remove the toothpicks from the chicken breasts before serving.
- Serve your delicious Keto Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken with your favorite side dishes for a complete meal. Enjoy this low-carb delight!