Chicken Broccoli Roll-ups: a delicious, healthy recipe for the whole family

Total time: 40 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist
broccoli florets, finely chopped
2 cups
thin chicken breast cutlets
Large egg
2 tsp
Seasoned breadcrumbs
3/4 cups
cheddar cheese, halved
4 slices
kosher salt and pepper to taste

For a hearty, healthy recipe that's packed with flavor, you'll love these chicken broccoli roll-ups. Made with lean chicken breasts, cheddar cheese, and chopped broccoli dipped into savory seasoned breadcrumbs and baked to golden brown perfection, these stuffed chicken roll-ups are a great-tasting, nutritious dinner that doubles as a clever way to sneak more veggies into your kids' diets.

It's a delicious main dish you can serve with a side salad, some steamed or roasted vegetables, fluffy dinner rolls, mac and cheese, and more. Chicken broccoli roll-ups only take about half an hour to make, which means it's an excellent fast, healthy recipe you can put together quickly on a busy weeknight.

Tips for Making Stuffed Chicken Roll-ups

Make these tasty stuffed chicken roll-ups even healthier by using homemade whole wheat breadcrumbs. You can make this dish gluten-free by using gluten-free breadcrumbs.

You can cook stuffed chicken roll-ups in the oven or an air fryer. To cook them in your air fryer, prepare the chicken as outlined below then place them in the basket of your air fryer and cook for 14 to 16 minutes at 400F.

To make sure your toothpicks don't burn, soak them in cold water for 10 minutes or so before using them to secure the chicken roll-ups.

Add a kick of flavor by using more herbs and spices in this recipe. Add a sprinkle of parsley, rosemary, or thyme, or some spicy cayenne pepper or smoky paprika to take it to the next level.

Chicken breasts are hands down the best cut for this recipe. They're the easiest to roll up.

You can serve these mouthwatering chicken broccoli roll-ups with a side of gravy. Add it after cooking the chicken so the crust can crisp up properly. Just don't forget some crusty white bread to mop up every last drop!

How to Store Chicken Broccoli Roll-ups

These tasty chicken broccoli roll-ups should be kept in an airtight container and refrigerated. Enjoy them within 3 days.

How to Make Chicken Broccoli Roll-ups

Preheat your oven to 425F. Grease a baking tray with cooking oil.


Put the broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl with 1 tablespoon of water. Cover and cook for 1 minute. Pour off the water and season with a pinch of salt.


Whisk egg, water, and salt in a bowl, then set aside. Place breadcrumbs in a second bowl.


Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.


Lay half a slice of cheese over each chicken breast.


Spoon 2 tablespoons of broccoli over the cheese.


Then roll the chicken and secure with a toothpick.


Place the chicken in the egg.


Dip it in the breadcrumbs.


Arrange it on the baking tray. Lightly spray with cooking spray.


Bake for 25 minutes.


Serve and enjoy!


Use chicken breasts that are around 3 to 4 ounces each.

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