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This Creamy Chicken Broccoli will become a household favorite! This is an awesome one-pot chicken recipe with a finger cheesy, creamy sauce, perfect when you’re looking for something delicious, satisfying and easy!

Overhead shot of chicken and broccoli in a pan.
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Loaded with protein and vibrant veggies, Creamy Broccoli Chicken is both nutritious and delicious! The sauce is finger licking good and the chicken stays succulent. It’s a hearty meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights!

Looking for other delicious chicken recipes? Why not also try my Asparagus Stuffed Chicken and my Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe!

Why you’ll love this Creamy Broccoli Chicken

  • A delicious homemade cheddar sauce. Made with cheddar cheese, cream, chicken broth and seasoned with Italian herbs, it’s a rich and delicious sauce that goes perfectly with chicken.
  • Loaded with goodness. Protein packed chicken nestled with nutrient rich broccoli, nutritious and so yummy!
  • Easy to make. It’s a one pot meal, made with pantry staples ready in less than 30 mins. What’s not to love!

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Chicken Tenderloins
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Olive Oil
  • Creamy Cheddar Sauce: onion, olive oil, garlic, slat, pepper, heavy cream, chicken broth, broccoli, cheddar cheese.
Top down shot of ingredients for creamy broccoli chicken.

How to make Creamy Broccoli Chicken

  • Pan sear the chicken – In a skillet with oil, pan fry the seasoned chicken, about 5 mins a side. Set aside.
Top down shot of chicken tenders in a pan.
  • Make the cheddar sauce – In the skillet, pan fry the onions then add garlic and seasoning. Add in the rest of the sauce ingredients, mix well and simmer.
  • Combine – Place the chicken back into the skillet, with the sauce and add broccoli. Simmer for 5 mins.
  • Serve with your favorite side dish and enjoy!
A spoon dipping into a pot of creamy chicken broccoli.

Recipe notes and tips

  • Ideally shred your own cheese, it melts better than pre shredded.
  • You can use sharp or mild cheddar, depending on how strong you want that cheese flavor!
  • If the sauce is too thick, you can a touch more chicken broth.
  • For a pop of heat, add in some chili flakes.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley for a pop of freshness and color!

FAQ’s

What to serve with Creamy Broccoli Chicken

This easy chicken recipe plays well with all kinds of sides. You could go with mash potatoes, noodles, rice, couscous, veggies and more! Here’s some ideas:

What’s the best cut of chicken to use?

For this recipe I used chicken tenders but you could also go for skinless boneless chicken breasts or thighs. If using breast or thigh, it’s best to beat them down to thin them out a bit.

How do I know when my chicken is cooked through?

The best way to know when your chicken is done is to use a meat thermometer. Simply insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken, when it reads 165F it’s done.

Top down view of creamy broccoli chicken in a big pot.

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4.73 from 18 votes

Creamy Broccoli Chicken Recipe

This Creamy Chicken Broccoli will become a household favorite! This is an awesome one-pot chicken recipe that's delicious and nutritious!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients 

Chicken

  • 1.5 lbs. chicken tenderloins, film coat removed and trimmed
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsps. olive oil

creamy Cheddar Sauce

  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning.
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • cup chicken broth, low sodium
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, fresh
  • ¾ cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions 

  • Season the chicken tenders with the salt, pepper and Italian seasoning
  • Bring a nonstick skillet to medium heat and add 1 tbsp. or olive oil. Pan sear the chicken tenders on each side for 5 minutes until golden brown on the outside. Remove from heat and set aside on a plate. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • In the same skillet, add 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Pan sear the onions until translucent in color.
  • Add in the minced garlic along with the black pepper, salt and Italian seasoning. Sauté for a about 1 minute.
  • Add in the chicken broth and heavy cream. Let the sauce cook for about 1- 2 minutes on medium. Add in the cheddar cheese and mix well until the cheese melts.
  • Add the chicken back in as well as the broccoli florets. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes on medium low heat until the broccoli is tender.
  • Remove from heat and serve with your favorite side dish.

Notes

  • Ideally shred your own cheese, it melts better than pre shredded.
  • You can use sharp or mild cheddar, depending on how strong you want that cheese flavor!
  • If the sauce is too thick, you can a touch more chicken broth.
  • For a pop of heat, add in some chili flakes.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley for a pop of freshness and color!

Nutrition

Calories: 629kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 872mg | Potassium: 980mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1444IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 2mg
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4 Comments

  1. 3 stars
    It’s very delicious but the sauce was very soupy. Maybe I did something wrong. Next time I’ll use a rue to thicken it up.

  2. 4 stars
    Really good base. Added red and yellow peppers for more color and flavor. Also made a little extra sauce and added al dente pasta to make a fancy mac & cheese.