Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast

This fast, easy, and delicious Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe is a perfect meal for a weeknight dinner. And, it only requires a handful of simple ingredients! You’ll be making this recipe in no time. 

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast Primavera Kitchen Recipe

We all know that chicken breast (boneless and skinless) can sometimes be very boring. But, when you stuff them with your favorite ingredients, they can really elevate the flavour of your chicken. I love to make stuffed chicken breasts because you can stuff the chicken with just about anything. The options are endless. The last time I made stuffed chicken, I used spinach, feta cheese, and black olives as a filling, and it was very tasty.

For this recipe, you only need asparagus, mozzarella cheese, lemon zest, and a few spices to make this insanely good asparagus stuffed chicken breast. This recipe is easier than it looks. And, it takes no time at all to create it, other than a quick sear in a skillet to make the chicken even more flavourful and get a good crust on the outside.

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast Primavera Kitchen Recipe

Why I love this Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe:

I’m sure you won’t be disappointed if you try this recipe. I love it, and here are the reasons why:

  • Not your everyday chicken dish because it’s super-flavourful! It’s stuffed with asparagus and fresh mozzarella cheese, and the chicken is seasoned with paprika, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
  • This dish is easy to make, but at the same time, it looks so pretty that it will impress your family and friends.
  • It has a really fresh flavour and is great on its own or goes really well with mashed cauliflower, cauliflower rice, or even roasted veggies.
  • You’ll make an elegant meal with simple and easy-to-find ingredients. In fact, it’s possible that you already have all the ingredients to make it.

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe Primavera Kitchen

After you stuff the chicken, it is important to dust the exterior of the chicken breasts with seasonings such paprika, garlic powder, and salt and pepper for extra flavor. Mm… Delicious! I like to serve this with a salad on the side, fluffy rice, or quinoa. So, it’s time to impress your family at dinnertime with asparagus stuffed chicken breast! You won’t believe how simple and delicious these are!

Need another easy recipe that can be meal prepped? Try my Easy Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers and Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Stuffed Peppers.

How to Make Stuffed Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast

Ingredients

  • Chicken breasts — I prefer organic chicken breasts that were free-range and grass-fed. It is important to use high-quality meat as some chicken breasts are injected with a solution of salt water to plump it up so it looks better on the shelves. Got extra chicken breasts, try these 50 chicken breast recipes!
  • Lemon zest
  • Seasoning: salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika
  • Asparagus stalks — trimmed
  • Mozzarella cheese — or cheese of your choice
  • Extra virgin olive oil — or a neutral oil of your choice

Instructions

Prepare the Chicken

chicken breast on a cutting board. The chicken breast is cut horizontally into two even pieces

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Cut the chicken breasts in half, lengthwise. Create a pocket in each chicken breast, but do not cut all the way through.
  • Place the chicken on your work surface. Season the inside of the chicken breasts with lemon zest, salt, and pepper.

overhead view of asparagus stuffed chicken breast on top of a cutting board

  • Lay the mozzarella cheese and 3 asparagus pieces inside each chicken breast, and fold over, enclosing the filling.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.

Cook the Chicken

  • Then, season the outside of the chicken breasts with this spice mixture. Heat a large, oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. Sear the chicken for 3-5 minutes per side, until it is golden brown. I recommend a cast iron skillet as it can go from stove top to oven.

overhead view of a cast iron skillet containing asparagus stuffed chicken breast

  • Place the chicken in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF. Be careful not to overbake as it’ll dry out the chicken.

Meal Prep Tips

  • If you are meal prepping this, be sure to let the chicken recipe cool before transferring it to the fridge.  Be sure to keep the meals refrigerated until you’re ready to eat.
  • Make sure to store all your portions into an airtight container. I use glass containers has they don’t hold onto any smells and are easier to clean.
  • Microwave your meal prep with a damp paper towel over top the container to keep the meal prep bowls moist.
  • This meal prep will last for up to 4 days when properly stored.
  • I like to prep some cauliflower rice, cauliflower mash, or roasted vegetables as a side.

Can I Freeze This?

You can freeze leftover the cooked stuffed chicken breast for up to 3 months. Make sure your store the breasts properly in an airtight freezer-safe container to prevent them from getting freezer burned. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating.

Looking for more Stuffed Chicken Breast recipes? Try these too:

  • Sun-Dried Tomato, Spinach, and Cheese Stuffed Chicken: Try this recipe, and you’ll never say again that chicken breast recipes are boring. This recipe is delicious because it’s stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes in oil, spinach, and mozzarella cheese.
  • Spicy Chicken Meal-Prep Bowls: Plan ahead for the week with these whole30, paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and low-carb Spicy Chicken Meal-Prep Bowls packed with spicy chicken, roasted green beans, broccoli, and mashed cauliflower.
  • Low-carb Chicken Zucchini Enchilada: This recipe is made with “zucchini tortillas” and is loaded with enchilada sauce, chicken, and cheese. It’s also gluten-free and very flavourful!

More Chicken Breast Recipes to Try:

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast

This fast, easy, and delicious Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe is a perfect meal for your weeknight dinner and requires only 4 major ingredients.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Cut the chicken breasts in half, lengthwise. Create a pocket in each chicken breast, but do not cut all the way through.
  • Place the chicken on your work surface. Season the inside of the chicken breasts with lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
  • Lay the mozzarella cheese and 3 asparagus pieces inside each chicken breast, and fold over, enclosing the filling.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  • Then, season the outside of the chicken breasts with this spice mixture. Heat a large, oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. Sear the chicken for 3-5 minutes per side, until it is golden brown.
  • Place the chicken in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

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Notes

If you love this recipe, I bet you'll love these other stuffed chicken recipes, too: Sun-Dried Tomato, Spinach, and Cheese Stuffed ChickenSpinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts, and 5-Ingredient Chicken Zucchini Boats. They are ALL gluten-free, low-carb, and super-flavourful. Also, all these recipes are great as leftovers.
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Serving: 1/4, Calories: 348kcal, Carbohydrates: 3.8g, Protein: 43.8g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 5.4g, Cholesterol: 121mg, Sodium: 238mg, Fiber: 1.4g, Sugar: 1.2g

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