Are you looking for a delicious and nutritionally dense dish? Chicken is a completely carb-free and low-fat protein which makes it great for paleo meal plans or just managing your macros easily. Broccoli tastes miles better than it smells in the field and generously delivers potassium, fiber and vitamin C among other beneficial qualities. This Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast with Rice Pilaf can be downright thrilling - as well as a healthy choice - if we do say so ourselves here at MPOF.
Now when it comes to cheese, there’s something fun to know about cheddar. Cheddar comes from the actual village of Cheddar in south-west England. There is a series of caves there called the Cheddar Gorge that provided perfect temperature and humidity for letting this cheese mature. Amazing!
And knowing is half the battle! Now chicken never needs to be boring again. Oh and one more thing - this meal prep recipe gets especially interesting when paired with flavorful rice pilaf. Are you ready yet? Yum!
This gluten-free cheesy chicken is comfort food at its best! Served alongside a veggie-rich rice pilaf for a complete meal!
How long will Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast last for?
Don’t hesitate to put your Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast in a properly sealed meal prep container and store it safely for up to 3-4 days in the fridge, according to the USDA. The rice portion and chicken will be ready when you are.
Can Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast be frozen?
Sure enough, your chicken can be frozen indefinitely. Make extra sure with chicken dishes to seal your meal prep container well. Cheddar Stuffed Chicken, like any frozen meat, will begin to lose some texture and flavor the longer it stays in the freezer. But you’re not going to wait that long to devour this dish, right?
How do you make Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast?
We’ve got a few handfuls of ingredients for Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast that will keep you cooking simply and make your meal so tasty! Prepare the oven and chicken first and while that’s cooking, take care of the rice. Serve them both right away or enjoy this meal prep recipe on the road any time, any day. Pro-tip: remember to use a toothpick to help keep the stuffing in the chicken.
How to portion Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast?
Portion Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast on one side of a double-compartment meal prep container and rice pilaf in the other for a perfect pairing and easy travel size wherever you need to go. This meal prep recipe makes 4 portions each with 51.2g protein, 40.1g carbohydrates and 29.6g fat for your culinary gratification.
More Chicken Breast meal prep recipes:
We have so many delicious options for chicken at MPOF. You’ll never go hungry even it’s been a while since you enjoyed Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast! Go all out with meal prep ideas to keep you going:
- Zoodles with Tomato Oregano Sauce and Grilled Chicken Breast
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Chicken Penne With Asparagus and Pistachios
- Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken
Other tips for making Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast:
There are as many ways to vary Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast as there are stars in the sky - well almost! Here are a few of our favorites:
- Explore your grocery’s cheese section and replace cheddar with something new, something old, something blue, but definitely not borrowed!
- Swap out the rice for a Vegetarian Cobb Salad, a Vegan Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad, favorite bread or steamed veggie
- Make sure your knife is as sharp as possible and begin cutting from the chicken breast’s thick side.
Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast & Rice Pilaf Ingredients:
- 4 large chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup finely chopped broccoli
- 3 oz. cream cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
For Rice Pilaf
- ¾ cup basmati rice
- ⅓ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
- ⅓ cup finely chopped carrot
- ¼ minced chopped white onion
- ⅓ cup frozen peas
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 2 cups chicken stock
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- ¼ cup chopped parsley
Or, try these other healthy alternatives to white rice.