Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Skillet

Preparation 10 min
Total 20 min
4 Servings

This Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Skillet recipe serves up comfort with every bite. Featuring rich and creamy textures combined with Dempster’s® White Bread breadcrumbs, this is one versatile dinner that everyone will enjoy. Easily sub in different veggies or proteins to make it your own. Serves four.

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  • 2 slices day-old Dempster's® White Bread
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets (about 4 cups/1 L)
  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded cooked chicken
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) herbed cream cheese
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups (1 L) cooked penne pasta (optional)


  1. Tear bread slices into food processor; pulse until finely ground and set aside.
  2. Heat 10-inch (25 cm) ovenproof skillet over high heat; add broccoli and 1/4 cup (60 mL) water. Cover and cook for about 4 minutes or until tender-crisp. Add chicken; cover and cook for about 5 minutes or until chicken is heated through.
  3. Reduce heat to low; add cream cheese and 3/4 cup (175 mL) water. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 minutes or until cream cheese melts and broccoli is tender. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese and bread crumbs over top.
  4. Broil for about 2 minutes or until cheese melts and bread crumbs are golden brown. Serve with pasta (if desired).

This dish is just as delicious made with leftover turkey instead of chicken.
Substitute cauliflower for broccoli if desired.