Broccoli bacon cheddar chicken

Broccoli bacon cheddar chicken: A savoury family meal. Image: Marele van Zyl

Broccoli bacon cheddar chicken: An easy, wholesome family meal

With this easy recipe, in less than an hour, you can have a mouth-watering dish of broccoli bacon cheddar chicken steaming with flavour on the table.

Broccoli bacon cheddar chicken

Broccoli bacon cheddar chicken: A savoury family meal. Image: Marele van Zyl

Quick, easy and packed with wholesomeness, this broccoli bacon cheddar chicken recipe is an excellent midweek meal for the family. If you love chicken and bacon, you will really enjoy this tasty combination.

Simply add all the ingredients on top of the chicken in an ovenproof dish, and then bake for 30 minutes to a mouth-watering deliciousness It’s an easy and healthy meal the family will love.

Nutritional benefits of broccoli bacon cheddar chicken

It is no secret that broccoli contains so many vitamins and minerals. Enjoying broccoli with your meals will give you a good punch of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium.

Broccoli improves your heart health and can protect against cancer. There is also some research that this green gem may support your immune system and eye health.

With so many great reasons to increase your broccoli intake, this recipe is an excellent meal to prepare for the family. Let us know in the comments of this recipe if you plan to prepare it.

Broccoli bacon cheddar chicken recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Marele van Zyl Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

45

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 chicken breasts (use 4 thin chicken breasts, or use 2 large chicken breasts, sliced in half, horizontally)

  • salt and pepper

  • 2 cups broccoli florets, blanched, chopped

  • 6 strips bacon, cooked, chopped

  • ⅓ cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded

  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 360⁰C.
  • Grease the bottom of the ovenproof dish with olive oil. An oval dish measuring 13 inches x 9 inches x 4 inches deep works well.
  • Add chicken breasts to the ovenproof dish. Note about chicken: use 4 thin chicken breasts, or use 2 large thick chicken breasts, sliced in half horizontally each to make 4 thin chicken breasts.
  • Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • Top with chopped and blanched broccoli florets.
  • Top with chopped cooked bacon.
  • Top with shredded Mozzarella cheese.
  • Top with shredded Cheddar cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, for about 20-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of your chicken breasts.

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