Cheesy asparagus stuffed chicken

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Juicy asparagus stuffed chicken with mozzarella is an easy spring dinner recipe. Serve with a side salad and crispy potatoes for the best family meal.

Cheesy asparagus stuffed chicken

Butterfly skinless, de-boned chicken breasts (make a long, cut on the side of the chicken breast, taking care not to cut all the way through) and season on both sides. Place a few steamed asparagus spears on the inside of each chicken breasts with a tablespoon or two of grated mozzarella cheese. Close the chicken and secure with skewers. Pan-fry the chicken until golden brown on both sides and then place in the oven to cook through. Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Cheesy asparagus stuffed chicken

How do you know when stuffed chicken is done?

The chicken is cooked when the meat is white throughout. The internal temperature should read 73ºC/165ºF.

What do you eat with stuffed chicken?

  1. Crispy salt and pepper smashed potatoes
  2. Easy side salad with lemon dressing
  3. Easy oven baked fries
  4. Pea and feta quinoa salad
Cheesy asparagus stuffed chicken
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Cheesy asparagus stuffed chicken

Juicy asparagus stuffed chicken with mozzarella is an easy spring dinner recipe. Serve with a side salad and crispy potatoes for the best family meal. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Asparagus stuffed chicken, baked chicken recipe, stuffed chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 213kcal
Author Alida Ryder

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts de-boned + skinless
  • 16 asparagus spears steamed
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lemon juice to taste

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 220ºC/430ºF. 
  • Butterfly the chicken breasts and season on both sides with salt and pepper. 
  • Place 4 spears of steamed asparagus and a few spoonfuls of grated cheese into each chicken breast. Close and secure with skewers. 
  • Heat a large, oven-proof frying pan and sear the chicken in a splash of oil until golden brown on both sides. 
  • Place the chicken in the oven and allow to bake for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. 

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13.1% | Vitamin C: 6% | Calcium: 24.2% | Iron: 10.3%

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