Who loves the chicken “Duets” you can buy in the freezer section of the supermarket? My best friend loves them and challenged me to see if I can create them. Challenge accepted.

My biggest concern was the sauce for the filling and how would I shape the chicken around it. Turned out it was so easy and tastes amazing. The sauce is so full of flavour. Its a yummy broccoli, cheesy, garlicky flavour hit. This recipe makes a little extra sauce then you need for the two serves in the recipe. I served left over with some chicken on pasta and inside pies the next day. Delicious. The sauce is amazing the next day. I will post these recipes shortly as well.

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Cheese and Broccoli Filled Chicken
Serves 2
Just like the store bought chicken "Duets".
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
45 min
Crumbs
  1. 3 slices day old bread, broken up
  2. Salt and Pepper
Chicken
  1. 2 large chicken breasts, roughly chopped
Cheese and Broccoli Sauce
  1. 1/2 brown onion, peeled and halved
  2. 1 garlic clove, peeled
  3. 35g butter
  4. 35g plain flour
  5. 240g milk
  6. 110g broccoli florets
  7. 80g grated cheese, tasty or cheddar
  8. 20g grated parmesan cheese
  9. Salt and pepper
  10. A drizzle of olive oil.
Cheese and Broccoli Sauce
  1. Place broccoli into bowl.
  2. Blitz on speed 7 for 5 seconds.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Place onion and garlic into bowl.
  5. Blitz on speed 7 for 5 seconds.
  6. Scrape down. Add butter.
  7. Cook at 100 degrees, speed 2 for 5 minutes.
  8. Add milk and flour.
  9. Cook at 90 degrees, speed 4 for for 5.5 minutes.
  10. Add broccoli, seasoning and cheeses.
  11. Cook at 90 degrees, speed 2 for for 2 minutes.
  12. Place into the fridge or freezer to cool and thicken.
  13. Clean bowl.
Crumbs
  1. Place bread and seasoning into the bowl.
  2. Blitz on speed 6 for 5 seconds.
  3. Set aside in a bowl or on a plate.
Chicken
  1. Place chicken breasts into bowl.
  2. Blitz on speed 7 for 6 to 8 seconds or until minced.
  3. Have all your ingredients ready. Ensure you sauce is nice and thick before commencing.
  4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  5. Place a quarter of the chicken mixture on your hand. Shape it into a shallow bowl/cup shape.
  6. Place a tablespoon or more of sauce into the well of chicken mixture.
  7. Place another quarter of the chicken mince on top.
  8. Using your hands shape in to a nice ball. Try to ensure no sauce is leaking or exposed otherwise they will leak during baking.
  9. Roll into bread crumbs gently.
  10. Place onto baking tray and flatten slightly.
  11. Repeat for second ball.
  12. Drizzle with a little olive oil.
  13. Bake for approximately 25 minutes.
  14. Serve with veggies and a little extra sauce on the side (it is that good!)
Notes
  1. You can make more by increasing the number of chicken breasts and breadcrumbs.
  2. There will be enough sauce for approximately 4-6 balls.
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