Recipe for homemade Chicken Broccoli Bread Boats. French bread stuffed with chicken, broccoli florets and loaded with cheese then baked. The bread boats are like homemade pizza but so much easier to make. 

If you like the combination of broccoli and chicken, try our Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast!

Chicken broccoli bread boats on a cutting board sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

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Using French bread as a base for pizza is such a great idea. You skip making the dough and the extra time necessary for rising. Just add your favorite toppings and bake.

This stuffed French bread is like having pizza but so much better! Cooked chicken with a combination of broccoli florets, tomatoes mixed with cheese and a creamy garlic Parmesan mayo. Once baked, the mixture is so flavorful and just perfect for an afternoon snack for kids or a lazy dinner for the family.

Cheesy chicken broccoli bread boats with tomatoes, and cheese on a cutting board sliced into pieces.

how to make chicken broccoli bread boats-

  • Cut broccoli into small florets, cube tomatoes and finely chop the onion.
  • Combine all of the ingredients for the filling.
  • Cut the top off the French bread and push the center of loaf down to create an opening. Slice loaf in half. 
  • Stuff the French bread with the chicken broccoli filling.
  • Bake until bread is toasted, the filling cooked and cheese melts.
  • ENJOY, friends!

How to make cheesy chicken broccoli bread boats recipe.

what kind of cheese do I use?

You can use your favorite shredded cheese, or whatever you have on hand. Mexican, Four Cheese, Colby Jack or a mixture of Mild Chadder with Mozzarella will all work great.

Chicken broccoli bread boat on a cutting board with freshly Parmesan cheese.

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Chicken Broccoli Bread Boats

5 from 1 vote
Stuffed French Bread with a Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Filling. Perfect for a quick lunch or lazy dinner.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 French bread loaf


  • 1 ½ cups broccoli florets, cut into small florets
  • 1 (10 oz) canned chicken breast
  • ½ medium onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup tomatoes, cubed
  • 1 1/3 cup shredded cheese
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp hot sauce (Sriracha, Tabasco or Red Hot)


  • Preheat oven to 365°F.
  • Combine all of the ingredients for the filling.
  • Cut the top of the French bread off. Push down on the sides of the bread to create a larger opening.
  • Distribute the filling onto the bread.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes, until bread reaches desired crispiness and top of filling becomes golden.
  • Cut into desired pieces and enjoy. Drizzle hot sauce for added spiciness, optional.


Drizzle with additional hot sauce for added spiciness. 


Calories: 817kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 40gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 1537mgPotassium: 436mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 790IUVitamin C: 34.5mgCalcium: 292mgIron: 5.1mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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