Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

This isn’t your ordinary chicken recipe, it’s extraordinary! This Low-carb/ Keto-friendly Asparagus Stuffed Chicken is juicy, cheesy, and positively delicious. You can quickly whip up a batch in under 30 minutes, so it’s fantastic for busy evenings.

Eating chicken at our house is always a staple. It can be made with several other ingredients, and you know that it’s going to taste great. It can be sweet or savory. This comforting asparagus stuffed chicken is the perfect meal to make to keep the entire family satisfied.

It’s important to me to not only make meals that taste great, but I also want them to be healthy too. Thankfully, with this chicken and asparagus recipe, we get the best of both worlds.

What You Need To Make Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts: Because you are stuffing the chicken, it’s far better to use boneless. You could exchange the breast for boneless thighs, but they aren’t very easy to stuff.
  • Extra virgin olive oil: Just a little bit of oil is all you need.
  • Seasonings: A combination of garlic powder, paprika, dried thyme, oregano, and salt are the perfect addition to this asparagus stuffed chicken.
  • Mozzarella cheese: I love the texture and flavor of mozzarella cheese, but you could also exchange that for any of your favorite melting cheese.
  • Asparagus stalks: Trim off the ends of the asparagus for the best results. It’s so tasty, and I can’t wait for you to try it.
  • Fresh lemon juice: Right before you serve the chicken and asparagus, give it a drizzle of fresh lemon juice. It takes it to the next level.

How To Make Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

If you have never made a recipe with stuffed chicken breast, this is a great one to start with. It’s simple, and using asparagus makes it easy to work with, even if you are a beginner.

You will need to heat up the oven to 400 degrees F, then start cutting the chicken breasts on a cutting board. You don’t need to cut the entire way through, just 3/4 of the way. You should end up with pockets in each chicken breast.

Next, sprinkle on the garlic powder, paprika, thyme, oregano, and salt onto the chicken breasts. Fill up the boneless chicken breasts with mozzarella slices and pieces of asparagus. I find it’s easiest to secure them with toothpicks, so they don’t come apart as they bake.

Heat up the olive oil in a cast-iron skillet. Use medium-high heat and add the chicken breasts. Cook them for 4-5 minutes on each side, so they are seared and browned lightly.

Remove the skillet from the stove and place it in the oven and bake it for 15 minutes. The chicken should be cooked all the way through and reach 165 degrees F when it’s done.

Take out the toothpicks and add a drizzle or two of fresh lemon juice. Serve and enjoy!

Is Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Healthy?

Of course, this asparagus stuffed chicken is healthy! Asparagus is a nutrient-rich roof that is filled with vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, fiber, folate, and potassium. 

Chicken breast is a lean protein that has some useful nutrients too: vitamin B, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc. 

Serve this healthy chicken with a garden salad and some fresh fruit for even more delicious nutrients.

Is Chicken Stuffed With Asparagus Keto?

Yes, all of the ingredients in this chicken stuffed with asparagus will easily fit into a low carb diet. Mozzarella cheese, chicken breast, asparagus, and seasonings are all keto ingredients.

How Do You Store Asparagus Stuffed Chicken?

Allow the stuffed chicken to cook all the way down after cooking. Then keep it stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. You can reheat the chicken in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Once hot, serve, and enjoy.

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

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Asparagus & Cheese Stuffed Chicken {Low-carb/ Keto Friendly!}

This isn’t your ordinary chicken recipe, it’s extraordinary! Asparagus Stuffed Chicken is juicy, cheesy, and positively delicious. You can quickly whip up a batch in under 30 minutes, so it’s fantastic for busy evenings. PLUS, it makes a perfect low-carb or keto meal!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, dinner, easy, healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 288kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Cutting board
  • Kitchen Knife

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teasponn paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese (can repalce with melting cheese of choice if desired)
  • 12 stalks asparagus (ends trimmed)
  • fresh lemon juice (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Place chicken breasts on a cutting board and cut ¾ way through to form pockets.
  • Season chicken with garlic powder, paprika, thyme, oregano, and salt.
  • Stuff the chicken breasts with mozzarella slices and asparagus; secure with toothpicks.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts to the hot pan and 4-5 minutes per side or until seared and lightly browned.
  • Transfer skillet to the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165F.
  • Remove toothpicks and drizzle with fresh lemon. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 601mg | Potassium: 537mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2mg