This Asparagus Stuffed Chicken with Provolone Cheese is going to be a big hit! With your veggie side dish inside your protein, this is a fun and fancy-looking meal that anyone can make!
Cheese And Asparagus Stuffed Chicken
If you are looking for easy recipes that also look fancy, this Asparagus Stuffed Chicken with Provolone Cheese is going to be a family favorite! With simple ingredients that you can find at your grocery store, this easy stuffed chicken recipe really is something that anyone can make.
Whether you’re looking for a low carb option for your main dish or a chicken meal with melty cheese, this asparagus recipe is a lot more interesting than your typical dinner. Placing your vegetable side dish inside the main course makes both a little more fun! Plus, it’s a good way to introduce a picky eater to asparagus.
The best way to put this delicious recipe together is to create a little assembly line for yourself. You can either get the whole family involved in the process or you do it once and next time people can help. It does take a little effort to make these, but that mostly involves pounding the chicken. After that, it’s easy peasy.
These chicken breasts are great options if you want to dress up a weeknight meal and a great way to get everyone to eat their vegetables. It is also the perfect meal for holiday gatherings and a big hit with people on a low carb diet.
These keto stuffed chicken breasts are also gluten-free, paleo, keto, and Atkins diet-friendly, so they should be a great dinner recipe for most people. What’s better, even if you aren’t on the keto diet or counting your net carbs, they are a family friendly option with a delicious flavor. They’re your favorite food items presented in different ways.
- You may want to use toothpicks to keep the chicken secure while cooking it.
- For this specific chicken dish, I highly recommend using butter instead of olive oil. Because of the low fat content in the oil, you don’t want to end up with dry chicken breasts at the end of the cooking process.
- Serve these juicy chicken breasts with a side salad, roasted potatoes, or roasted sun-dried tomatoes to round out the meal.
How To Make Provolone Chicken With Asparagus Recipe
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken With Provolone Cheese Ingredients:
3 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 lb fresh asparagus
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp lemon zest
6 slices provolone cheese
4 Tbsp butter
Large cast iron skillet
Meat mallet or heavy pan
Wax paper or resealable bag
Step 1: Preheat your oven temperature to 425 degrees and pull out a large cast iron pan.
Step 2: With a sharp knife, cut each of your large chicken breasts in half lengthwise and set them aside on a cutting board or plate.
These should be skinless chicken breasts, so if you see any skin remnants, remove them at this time.
Step 3: Using the smooth side of a meat mallet or a heavy pan, pound each of the boneless skinless chicken breast halves flat.
I typically place chicken breasts between two pieces of wax paper or in resealable freezer bags to keep things contained.
Step 4: In a small bowl, mix together the garlic powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
Step 5: Take one flattened chicken breast half and sprinkle each side with seasoning mix. Next, sprinkle with the lemon zest. Do this for each of the chicken pieces.
Step 6: Place one slice of provolone cheese in the center of the seasoned chicken breast.
Step 7: Line three to four spears of asparagus in the middle of the cheese on top of the chicken breasts. If you have very thin asparagus spears, you may want four or five.
Step 8: Roll the chicken up around both the cheese and pieces of asparagus. Secure the chicken rolls with a toothpick if needed. Sprinkle the outside of the chicken breasts with a little additional seasoning if you have any left.
Step 9: In a heavy, large oven-safe skillet or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, melt your butter. Place each piece of chicken in a single layer in the melted butter and brown evenly on all sides. It should take about 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
Step 10: Remove your large skillet from the stove and place it in the hot oven. Bake your asparagus wrapped chicken in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees and has a nice golden brown.
You will need a meat thermometer to measure the temperature or you can cut a bit to check that the chicken is cooked through.
Step 11: Place each cooked stuffed chicken breast on a plate. You may see that a little cheese has leaked out, which is fine. You will still have lots of cheesy goodness inside. Serve immediately and enjoy!
How To Store Leftover Asparagus Wrapped Chicken With Provolone Cheese
Store any leftover Asparagus Chicken Provolone in an airtight container or on a plate under plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Can I Use A Different Cheese In This Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe?
Yes! If you don’t have slices of provolone cheese available, there are a few options you could use instead. Try mozzarella cheese, swiss cheese or parmesan cheese, a thin layer of goat cheese or cream cheese, or some feta cheese crumbles.
Whether you’re using slices of cheese or shredded cheese, do not be surprised if a little bit leaks out. That’s totally normal.
If It Isn’t Asparagus Season, Can I Use A Different Vegetable?
Yes! I know that asparagus isn’t always in season or on sale, so a great substitute in this situation would be spinach.
You can use chopped spinach or fresh spinach in place of the asparagus, so you’ll have a cheesy spinach recipe instead of cheesy asparagus. You probably see frozen stuffed chicken recipes with spinach at the grocery store, so it’s a tried and true substitute.
Looking For Some Delicious Side Dish Recipes To Pair With This Great Recipe? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Mushroom And Corn Sauté
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Cinnamon Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet and Spicy Grilled Corn On The Cob
- Roasted Butternut Squash With Bacon
- Candied Carrots – Butter And Brown Sugar Glazed
- Easy Muffin Tin Sweet Potatoes
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Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 555mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 28g
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.