Cheese & Broccoli Topped Chicken

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups small broccoli florets (approx. 1/4 bunch) 500 mL
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts (approx. 5 oz/150 g each), tenders removed 0
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper 1 mL
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise-style dressing 60 mL
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 15 mL
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped 0
  • 3/4 cup shredded old Cheddar cheese 175 mL
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds 30 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Blanch the broccoli in boiling, salted water for 3 min.; drain and rinse under cold running water. Reserve.

  • Step 2

    Pound the chicken to an even thickness (about 1/2-in./1 cm). Arrange on a foil-lined baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 3

    Combine dressing and mustard and stir in the broccoli, green onion and 1/2 cup (125 ml) of the cheese. Spread an equal portion of the mixture evenly onto each chicken breast. Bake for 15 to 17 min. (or until internal temperature reaches 165°F/71°C on an instant read thermometer). Sprinkle with remaining cheese and almonds. Broil for 1 to 2 min. or until nuts are lightly browned and cheese is bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/4 of the recipe)
  • Calories 340
  • Fat 15 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Carbs 6 g
  • Protein 44 g
  • Cholesterol 120 mg
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 630 mg