Broccoli and Cheddar Baked Chicken

Friday, May 29, 2020
This Broccoli and Cheddar Topped Baked Chicken is super simple and your meal in done in no time all in one pan!

I love to mix and match vegetables for this basic chicken casserole, if your family isn't a fan of broccoli and cheddar try some of my other suggestions listed in this post.

It's perfect for dinner parties too, this seems like you've been preparing all day to make it and nope, it takes virtually no time to make and taste gourmet!

If you have ever had a stuffed chicken breast, this will remind you of that except we left out the part that it's stuffed, we topped it with everything that's inside.

The workload in comparison to stuffing versus topping the chicken still has the same great taste but so much easier!

I love easy chicken dishes like baked chicken with beer, chicken pizza potatoes casserole, and buffalo chicken mac and cheese, fast and easy meals are always welcome here!

Scroll down to this easy gourmet-style chicken casserole and print it off everyone loves it in our home, and do try the alternatives usually another vegetable if you're not a fan of broccoli!

this is a baked boneless chicken breast topped with cheddar and broccoli

this is a pan with chicken topped with broccoli and cheddar cheese

Broccoli and Cheddar

We had always loved our baked potatoes topped with broccoli and cheddar.

Another family favorite is broccoli cheddar casserole and we made that often around the Thanksgiving holiday so our family loves that combination of flavors.

Those two combinations really go famously together and we love the flavors but hey, again as I mentioned before, just change it to whatever your family prefers.

The vegetables are steamed first so there is hardly any cooking top in comparison and this dish can be on the table within 30 to 40 minutes depending on how thick the chicken breast is.

One of our favorite alternatives show below is a caprese chicken topped with tomatoes and spinach using provolone or mozzarella cheese, don't forget to check the suggestions below.

this is cheddar and broccoli topped chicken breast baked casserole


  • Add more or fewer herbs and spices to taste
  • For easy cleanup bake on parchment paper or oil sprayed foil
  • Always check the chicken for doneness when the juices run clear it's cooked
  • If it starts to dry out using wine add water or a little chicken broth until completed cooking check at 20 minutes

this is raw chicken topped with extra sharp cheddar and broccoli in a casserole pan

Meat Alternatives

  1. Boneless Pork
  2. Boneless Sirloin
  3. Cube Steaks
  4. Venison Steaks
  5. Hamburger Patties or other Meat Patties
  6. Tuna Patties
  7. Crab Cakes

this is broccoli mixed with mayonnaise

Ingredients You Will Need

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  • thin-sliced boneless chicken breasts
  • steamed broccoli
  • slices of extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • mayonnaise
  • granulated garlic powder
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • Italian Flavored bread crumbs
  • Optional: cayenne pepper to taste for heat
  • Olive oil and butter for drizzling on top around 3 tablespoons of each.
  • chicken broth or white wine

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Broccoli Alternative Suggestions:

(some of the ingredients can be added
mixed also for your own creative ideas)

  • sliced tomatoes (caprese style chicken with tomato and mozzarella or provolone on top omit the mayonnaise) you can also add sauteed spinach or escarole for a change shown below
  • asparagus same as the broccoli recipe
  • cauliflower same as the broccoli recipe
  • spinach same as the broccoli recipe
  • escarole sauteed in garlic and oil and use mozzarella omit the mayonnaise
  • eggplant slices use the sliced tomato method above
  • zucchini slices use the sliced tomato method above
  • Note: use all the same other ingredients in this recipe and all the same steps in the recipe card

this is piece of chicken baked topped with broccoli and cheddar cheese

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this is how to make chicken and broccoli with cheddar on top baked in the oven casserole

Tools You Will Need

  • Deep Baking Casserole Dish
  • Parchment Paper
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Bowl
  • Mixing spoon

this is a baked pan casserole of chicken and broccoli with melted cheddar on top

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Simple Gourmet Recipes!

Seriously, this is one the easiest chicken casseroles you will ever make and it's so versatile.

Get creative, change the meat to whatever you have on hand even a hamburger patty!

Top with your favorite vegetables and cheese and voila, instant gourmet meals in 30 minutes or less!

Let me know in the comments how you like this recipe, thanks for reading!

Broccoli and Cheddar Baked Chicken

Broccoli and Cheddar Baked Chicken

Yield: 6
Prep time: 9 MCook time: 35 MTotal time: 44 M
Chicken with cheddar cheese and broccoli florets on top baked in the oven with Italian flavored bread crumbs. This is quick and easy with just a few ingredients all in one pan meal. If you love chicken stuffed with broccoli and cheese here is a tasty easy alternative.


  • 6 pieces thin-sliced boneless chicken breasts ( I usually get that many pieces out of two whole boneless breasts or you can buy them thinly sliced.)
  • 2 cups steamed broccoli
  • 6 slices of extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 3 or 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 or more of Italian Flavored bread crumbs
  • Optional: cayenne pepper to taste for heat
  • Olive oil and butter for drizzling on top around 3 tablespoons of each.
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or white wine
  • Casserole dish at least 3 inches deep
  • Parchment paper
  • Broccoli alternatives: sliced tomatoes, asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, escarole, eggplant slices, zucchini slices


  1. In a deep casserole pan of at least a 3-inch deep pan, place parchment paper to fit on the pan using.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, add the steam broccoli, mayonnaise, granulated garlic powder, salt, pepper to taste, and mix together.
  3. Note: if you like spicy foods you can add a little cayenne pepper to the broccoli.
  4. Lay the chicken breasts on the bottom of the pan to fit evenly.
  5. Place a spoonful on top of each piece of chicken breasts, add the cheese slice on top then sprinkle with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese evenly.
  6. Pour the melted butter over each piece with olive oil.
  7. Carefully pour the broth or wine around the bottom edges of the chicken not touching the tops.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for around 35 minutes or until everything looks browned and chicken is cooked.
  9. Serve with twice-baked potatoes or baked potato wedges.
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Disclosure: This recipe was posted in 2015, edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. Love this recipe. I plan to bake my chicken with broccoli, and this one looks so delicious. Will try it out tonight!

  2. I love how easy this recipe is! I'm always looking for ways to upgrade my chicken, and this looks like the recipe to do it!

  3. Great recipe! Like the way this is made with the slice of cheese, instead of shredded. Thanks!

  4. Looks delicious Claudia and I know I would enjoy.

  5. Love this meal! We also love how easily customizable it is to whatever is on hand. A great crowd pleaser!

  6. I love quick, easy chicken dishes like this. Especially this one because it's the side and the main course in one!

  7. This looks like something totally new with chicken... I must try this!

  8. This looks so delicious and full of flavor! My hubby and I are going to love this recipe!

  9. This is comfort food to the max! I cannot wait to make it again


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