Broccoli/Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast Foodie Friday Recipe
Broccoli/Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast (recipe for individual servings. Prep. time about 30 minutes. The prep time increases by a couple minutes a serving but the baking time remains the same. Obviously, increase the quantity of broccoli, cheese and bread crumbs)
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, pounded to ¼ inch thick. (you can use plain or seasoned breast)
½ C. broccoli florets, steamed until just starting to become tender
¼ C. cheddar cheese product (you know the kind, comes in a brick, weird shade of orange) cut into small slices
½ C. unflavored bread crumbs
Pinch each of salt and pepper.
Pre-heat oven to 350. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken. Place a layer of chees along one long edge of the chicken almost to the center. Put broccoli on top with semi-tender broccoli and top that with another layer of cheese. Fold the chicken over and secure the long edge with toothpicks. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and press the chicken into the bread crumbs. (no need for egg wash or milk with the moisture from the chicken). Bake about 20 minutes.
Serve with mashed, baked or twice baked potato.