Deconstructed Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

I love making stuffed chicken breasts, especially when entertaining. The presentation is great. But when I’m not worried about presentation, I take the easy way out. Here’s how I do it and it tastes delicious without any of the fuss.

Deconstructed Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cubed or shredded
  • 2 cup frozen broccoli
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 cup breadcrumps

Instructions

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place in small casserole dish (8×8 or 9×9).
  • In a small saucepan, melt 2 T. butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in milk, bring to a boil and cook until thickened to gravy consistency.  Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Add the broccoli. Season with salt, pepper and thyme. Pour over chicken.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Melt 2 T. butter or margarine and combine with breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over chicken and return to the oven. Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until browned and chicken is fully cooked.

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