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Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

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Asparagus Stuffed Chicken a fast and easy chicken breast recipe that will knock your socks off. Roll out your chicken and stuff with melty cheese and perfect asparagus spears to create an under 30 minute recipe that you can enjoy any night of the week. 

Every time I am at the store, asparagus lands in my cart. Yes, sometimes it goes bad before I can use it but seriously, once its in the fridge my wheels start turning on how I can serve it up. 

If you think you don’t like asparagus, maybe you just haven’t eaten it the right way. As a novice, try asparagus with bacon….I mean who doesn’t love bacon, you know. 

asparagus stuffed chicken breast recipe

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

I can’t say that everyone in my family loves asparagus, but I sure do! This is a low carb veggie and paired with chicken proteins, is practically a perfect no guilt meal. Fast, easy, and totally tasty, this recipe is a killer week night meal. 

Then scroll down for full Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Measurements and instructions on creating this recipe – including a full recipe card that you can print for free that helps you shop and create easily in your kitchen.

Before you get started on this recipe, you will need the following ingredients. 

  • Chicken breasts
  • asparagus spears
  • mozzarella cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • Italian bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast

Preheat oven to 375 and grease a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Now for chicken there are a lot of ways to stuff chicken.

A lot of people like finding a thick chicken breast and cutting into it and adding your cheese and veggies, but I prefer pounding down the chicken so its even and folding it. This not only makes your meat easier to cook but a lot more evenly as well!

No more guessing if it’s done at the thickest part. 

Place plastic wrap on a flat surface and place a single chicken breast onto the plastic wrap.

chicken breast ready to be prepared

Top your chicken with another piece of plastic wrap and use a meat tenderizer to flatten chicken until about 1/2″ thick. If you do not have plastic wrap, I found that a large gallon sized baggie works pretty well as well. 

When you tenderize your chicken, it can get shredded a bit in the process. It’s not a big deal, but try not to pound out actual holes and keep the chicken as even as possible. 

Season chicken breast generously with salt and pepper.

pound chicken flat with a mallet

Add 5 slices of asparagus to the center of the chicken, sprinkle half of of your shredded cheese and additional seasoning on top of the spears.

asparagus spears in chicken breasts
use shredded cheese inside chicken breast

Roll up chicken breast and place seam side down on the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with half of the bread crumbs directly on the rolled up chicken. 

NOTE: If you want to secure your seams, you can add a toothpick to hold the spot the chicken meets at. Just make sure you remove the toothpicks prior to serving! 

Repeat with the second chicken breast.

add bread crumbs to chicken breast recipe

Low Carb Stuffed Chicken Variation

Prefer a low carb asparagus stuffed breast? Leave off the bread crumbs and instead sear the outside of your chicken in a cast iron pan for a few minutes, then proceed with adding your asparagus and place in the oven. 

How long to bake Stuffed Chicken?

Bake chicken for 25 minutes or until cooked thoroughly. I used a temperature fork to let me know chicken is cooked safely.

Asparagus Side Dishes

Need more asparagus side dish options? Try

stuffed chicken breasts ready to serve with asparagus and cheese

Perfect Side Dishes To Serve

Although this asparagus is stuffed with…well…asparagus, it doesn’t mean you need to keep the side dishes out!

steakhouse mashed potatoes side dish recipe

Stuffed with Cheese!

Mozzarella is pretty much my family’s favorite cheese, but its OK to change it up and try this recipe with provolone or even a mild cheddar! 

Additionally, stuffed asparagus chicken is great with mushrooms inside (or honestly a mushroom cream sauce over the top), or bits of cooked bacon as well. Another option is to replace asparagus with spinach instead.

Is Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Keto Friendly? 

In theory chicken stuffed with asparagus and cheese is keto friendly and low carb, but in my recipe we do add some bread crumbs so that knocks it out of most strict keto lifestyles.

That being said, skip the addition of bread crumbs and instead add a mixture of Parmesan and Hellman’s mayo to add a fake crust and keep it keto friendly. 

** Just take about a half cup of Hellman’s, 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan, mix in a bowl and spread on the outside of the chicken breast in place of bread crumbs. It forms a light “crust” and keeps your chicken moist and compatible to most diets!

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4.77 from 98 votes

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken a fast and easy chicken breast recipe that will knock your socks off. Roll out your chicken and stuff with melty cheese and perfect asparagus spears to create an under 30 minute recipe that you can enjoy any night of the week. 

Ingredients
 

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 10 asparagus spears
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 and grease a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place plastic wrap on a flat surface and place a single chicken breast onto the plastic wrap.
  • Top with another piece of plastic wrap and use a meat tenderizer to flatten chicken until about 1/2" thick.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add 5 slices of asparagus to the center of the chicken, sprinkle half of the cheese and half of the seasoning on top.
  • Roll up and place seam side down on the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with half of the bread crumbs.
  • Repeat with the second chicken breast.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Servings | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 523mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g

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33 Comments

  1. You have a beautiful blog and great recipes, I hope one day you will add the nutritional information also. 🙂

    1. Hi Jacquie, thank you for visiting and your lovely comment! I didn’t realize nutritional information was something readers wanted as much. I do have it on my recipes cards but the few times I tried to calculate recipes (it bases if off ingredients) its kinda hit or miss on what it displays. I was worried that I would be providing false information (in both directions) but I will relook at options to see what I can do. I just want to make sure what I am telling readers is accurate.

  2. SHARON FRANCES says:

    MADE THIS FOR DINNER TONIGHT FOR 4 AND IT WAS GREAT. EVERYONE LIKED IT. I PAIRED IT WITH A SIDEDISH OF ROASTED POTATOES AND SOME CORN ON THE COB. WILL DEFINITELY MAKE THIS OFTEN NOW. I RATED THIS A 5 FOR GREAT TASTE, EASE TO PREPARE AND FOR COOKING TIME.

    1. Sharon, your comment made my night!! Your side dishes also sound delicious and corn on the cobb is a personal favorite of mine. I am glad it is on your rotation and please come back and visit. ~Trisha

    2. Roxanne Kollar says:

      I just made this tonight and loved it. But it was a little dry. I’m wondering if I should have covered it or if I cooked it too long. Or maybe flattened the breasts too much. ?? But it was very good! I will making it again Thank you for sharing.

    3. Hi Roxanne, first thank you for visiting my blog and trying this stuffed chicken recipe. Either one of those things could have resulted in dry chicken but my guess is you pounded it out a bit too much and it cooked faster, which resulted in being cooked “too long”. Additionally all chicken breasts tend to be different in size from the store in general so yours might have slightly smaller than mine. A few months back I bought one of those grill thermometers that let you know if chicken is done by internal temperature and that may be helpful for you. That way about 30 minutes in you can just poke the chicken and find out in about 5 seconds if its ready. They are not overly pricy and are amazing to have on hand. The one I have does beef and tells you if its rare, medium, etc , chicken and pork! I hope you have a better outcome next time since the flavors are there. Let me know if I can be of any more assistance.

      Trisha

  3. Instead of bread crumbs,I used Chicharron for crumbs on outside of chicken

  4. Lesli Hale says:

    Do you need to cook the asparagus first?

    1. Nope, it cooks in the oven with your chicken.

  5. First time making this, does it need to be covered while baking or not?

    1. I dont cover mine while baking.

  6. Sounds like a great recipe, I’m going to give it a try. Thank you for the post

  7. Lynn Napoli says:

    I would like to make this recipe for a dinner party (10) guests. My concern is the finished color of the chicken as it looks almost raw on your website. Could I spray the crumbs with Pam and then perhaps broil the chicken for a few seconds before serving? Any ideas how I could put some color on them? The recipe looks awesome and can be made ahead and put in oven as guest arrive!!! Love it.

    1. You can 🙂 Just be careful, almost every time i turn on the broiler it goes wrong. LOL!

    2. Did you ever think of dusting them with paprika before you bake?

    3. I think that would be a lovely idea!

  8. Made the today they were wonderful!!!

    1. Thankyou! I am so glad you loved the asparagus chicken!

  9. Hello Trisha,
    I absolutely love this recipe. I typically hate making chicken because, to me, it’s a more boring protein to cook with. This dish feels almost fancy and takes no time. I was wondering if I could share it on my website as one of my favorite recipes? I would post your link and just share any substitutions I made to the dish and my own photos.

    1. Hi Arielle,

      that would be great! Thank you! And so glad you loved my asparagus stuffed chicken 🙂

  10. Thank you!! Love this recipe! Especially since they are baked and not fried!I have also used asparagus, feta cheese and added some craisins. If we are having company I’ll make both and sometimes I’ll even make a third with Swiss cheese, sundried tomatoes, and asparagus. All are DELICIOUS,

    1. Hi Evelyn, thank you for stopping by to let me know you loved the asparagus chicken! I adore the idea of feta and craisins!!! I think I may try that one myself!

  11. Hello!
    I made this today, just changed a bit, instead of crumbs, I just sprinkled some romero (rosemary) , sea salt and little olive oil.
    It was delicious!!

    1. thank you for coming back to tell me!

  12. Janet Bradley says:

    COULD I WRAP ALL THIS GOODNESS IN BACON AND COOK AS STATED?

    Thanks, Jan

    1. I really do not see why not!

  13. Could be just a little more lemony, but I love Meyer lemons. Everyone loved it.

  14. Excellent! I’m doing Keto, so I coated the outside of the chicken breast with the Treager Seasoning we like. I cooked it on the grill. They were super moist and oh so good.

    1. Does your cheese not melt into the grill?

    2. Trisha Haas says:

      I am not Beverley, but I imagine she used a piece of foil on her grill grates.

  15. Mary Bryan says:

    Can you use chicken thighs in addition to the chicken breast?

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      I dont see why not! You may just need to adjust your cooking time. Always cook to 165 on chicken.

  16. Loved this chicken and asparagus. We ate every bite!!

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