Pecan Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Cream Cheese and Broccoli


Chicken breasts rolled up with a creamy cheese-broccoli stuffing, dipped in egg and a pecan coating, browned and baked to magnificence! We make this recipe for all of our special friends and company that enjoy a really delicious and different chicken main entree.

Prep Time:
1 hr
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
8 to 10 servings


  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • ¾ cup butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon chopped pimento

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 ½ cups chopped fresh broccoli florets

  • 1 small onion, minced

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. To Make Broccoli/Cream Cheese Filling: In a medium saucepan over low heat, heat the lemon juice, butter or margarine, garlic, basil and pimento until butter or margarine has melted. Add the 1 cup pecans, broccoli and onion and cook until broccoli is tender; then add the sour cream and cream cheese and mix all together until smooth. Let cool, cover and refrigerate to chill for 30 minutes.

  2. Place 1 to 2 tablespoons of the broccoli/cream cheese filling in the center of each chicken breast, roll up, tuck in sides and fasten with toothpicks. Put the egg beat in a shallow dish or bowl, and mix the bread crumbs and 1/2 cup pecans together in another shallow dish or bowl. Dip the chicken rolls in the egg, then in the pecan mixture.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and saute coated chicken rolls in skillet until well browned on both sides, about 2 to 4 minutes each side. Place browned rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and chicken meat is white. Serve with a small portion of leftover broccoli/cream cheese mixture on top of each chicken breast.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

514 Calories
39g Fat
14g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 514
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 49%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 311mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 15mg 77%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 466mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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