Chicken Stuffed with Ham, Broccoli, and Mozzarella

I saw a recipe on foodgawker that seemed yummy, and it didn’t require a lot of pots and pans (that means easy cleanup for me since I don’t have a dishwasher!). It was a stuffed chicken recipe. I decided to tweak it and make a twist on Chicken Cordon Blue, using broccoli, mozzarella cheese and black forest ham. Mmm Mmm. This was pretty easy to make, and quite impressive looking I must say. Just roll them, bread them, pop ‘em in the oven and voilà! The great thing about a recipe like this is you can create a ton of variations using an array of fillings from spinach to cheddar to mushrooms (or even all three!). Have fun with it, the possibilities are endless!! You can serve this up with a starch or salad. I went with a simple romaine salad with tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette, oh and a glass of vino…or was it two? :)




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Chicken Stuffed with Ham, Broccoli, and Mozzarella
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Serves: 4
 

recipe adapted skinnytaste
Ingredients
  • 4 thin-sliced chicken breasts
  • 4 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices of Black Forest ham
  • ¾ cup of broccoli florets, cut small
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs (I used regular, but wheat or panko works too)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • dried parsley
  • crushed red pepper (optional)
  • toothpicks
  • cooking spray or olive oil

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. First, let’s blanch the broccoli. Blanching means to boil something for a few seconds or minutes, and then immediately stop the cooking by placing in cold water. This helps keep your veggies nice and brightly colored, and maintains a nice crispness. Bring a pot of salted water (enough to fully cover the broccoli) to a boil. Drop the broccoli in boiling, salted water for 2-3 minutes, and then immediately cool in cold water. Set aside.
  3. Season the chicken well with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  4. Start assembling. Place one slice of mozzarella cheese, followed by a slice and ham, and finally a few pieces of broccoli on top of each piece of chicken. Make sure not to overstuff! If any ham and/or cheese is hanging off the edge of the chicken, fold it in over the broccoli, and the roll up the entire chicken and secure with a toothpick. If there any excess ham or cheese hanging out the sides, you can remove some of it if you’d like.
  5. Add the breadcrumbs to a bowl, and season well with salt, pepper, garlic powder, dried parsley, and crushed red pepper.
  6. In a separate bowl, add the egg and ½ tablespoon water and whisk together.
  7. Take each chicken rollup and coat in the egg wash, then in the breadcrumbs. Be delicate to avoid loosing all your contents! Place on a baking sheet toothpick side down, covered with aluminum foil that’s been greased with cooking space or olive oil (for easy cleanup and prevents the chicken from sticking).
  8. Repeat until all 4 rollups are breaded and place in the oven for 25–30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, and the cheese is melted.

 

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7 Responses to Chicken Stuffed with Ham, Broccoli, and Mozzarella

  1. These look delicious! I love chicken cordon blue, so I know I’d adore this!

    P.S. Thanks for the sweet comment on our site! I just started browsing around yours, and I will definitely be back!

  2. Sarah says:

    This stuffed chicken looks quite tasty. I remember HATING chicken cordon blue as a child, but there was no mozzarella involved…this recipe here make me so hungry!

    • i♥cm says:

      thanks! I don’t really like chicken cordon blue either because I don’t like swiss cheese!!! Hooray for mozzarella!

  3. Tina says:

    Yum Yum! I skipped the ham, but great recipe. Would you be interested in doing a live video demo of this? I’m recruiting bloggers to help promote their website and cooking is a big request of viewers! If you are interested, check the info here http://bit.ly/IH5jhk and ping me! Thanks again for the great recipe.

  4. Jessica says:

    I never thought to stuff chicken, but I made this for lunch and I loved it. I didn’t use the ham, since I cannot eat it, but it was good. =) consider me a new fan <3

    • i♥cm says:

      hey new fan :) so glad you liked it! If you can’t eat pork, maybe you can try smoked turkey or even some turkey bacon!