Cheesy Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

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Cory February 15, 2021

How To Make Cheesy Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast

Sneak in something healthy to your meals with this asparagus stuffed chicken breast! It’s a succulent and cheesy meal whipped up in under one hour.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Chicken:

  • 2lbschicken breasts,(about 4 fillets), boneless, skinless
  • ¾tspdried oregano
  • ¾tspdried basil
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ½tsponion salt
  • ½tsppaprika
  • salt and cracked black pepper,to taste
  • 2tbspolive oil,divided

For Stuffing:

  • 15asparagus spears,woody ends removed
  • 1tspgarlic,minced
  • tspred pepper flakes,or chili flakes, optional
  • 8fresh mozzarella cheese slices,or provolone

For Lemon Butter Sauce:

  • 3tbsplemon juice,freshly squeezed
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 1tspgarlic,minced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine together dried herbs, garlic powder, onion salt, paprika, a good pinch of salt and cracked black pepper. Set aside.

  3. Place each chicken breast on a flat surface. With a hand supporting each piece, cut a slit or pocket about ¾ quarter of the way through, being careful not to cut all the way through.

  4. Pat chicken dry with paper towel. Season chicken all over and inside the pockets with the seasoning mix. Rub with 2 teaspoons of the olive oil to evenly coat.

  5. In the same bowl the seasoning was in, toss asparagus with 2 teaspoons of olive oil, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes.

  6. Stuff each chicken breast with 3 to 4 asparagus spears and 2 slices mozzarella cheese. Seal chicken breasts with two or three toothpicks near the opening to seal.

  7. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in an oven-proof skillet or non stick pan over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side until golden.

  8. For the sauce, add the lemon juice, butter and minced garlic to the pan around the chicken.

  9. Cover and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

  10. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

  11. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 703.03kcal
  • Fat: 47.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.48g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.34g
  • Fiber: 1.88g
  • Sugar: 2.07g
  • Protein: 61.29g
  • Cholesterol: 210.79mg
  • Sodium: 865.58mg
  • Calcium: 381.84mg
  • Potassium: 714.10mg
  • Iron: 3.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 245.21µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.24mg
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