This tasty broccoli stuffed chicken recipe is a family favourite and the vegetables used can be varied.

Check through the list of alternative free vegetables in the Motivation Food Plan book or on the website.

The recipe uses 3½ servings of protein leaving you with 3½ servings for the rest of the day.

If you have a carbohydrate serving left you could serve it with a jacket potato or savoury rice.

Serves 4

Time: 35 minutes

Protein 3½

Free veg 2

Fat 1

– 4 medium chicken breasts (150g – each)
– Salt and pepper
– 1½ tsp garlic powder divided
– ¼ tsp paprika
– 100g of finely chopped broccoli florets
– 50g of diced red bell peppers
– 50g of mild cheddar cheese
– 2 tbsp low fat mayo
– 2 tbsp of olive oil (or use 1 Cal spray)

1. Season both sides of the chicken fillets with salt and pepper, paprika and ½ the garlic powder.
2. Use a sharp knife to cut a slice in the middle of the chicken fillets (not all the way through).
3. For the filling place the broccoli florets in a microwaveable bowl and add 2 tablespoons of water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 1 minute. Drain any excess water.
4. To the dish, add the bell pepper, cheese, mayo, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Mix until combined well.
5. Divide the mixture between the 4 chicken breasts, using a toothpick to secure if necessary.
6. Preheat a skillet/large pan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Sear the chicken fillets for 3-4 minutes on each side.
7. Then cover with foil and bake in a preheated oven for 15-17 minutes.

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Blog Post by Lisa Breeze