Our Asparagus Stuffed Chicken is a quick dinner idea that is tender and moist and full of savory chicken, cheese, and asparagus! It's so easy to get caught up in the basic chicken breast dinner when you are meal planning, however, once you try stuffing chicken breast with vegetables or other sides, you are opening yourself up to a whole new way to enjoy chicken!
Chicken Breast Stuffed with Asparagus
Unfortunately, one of the drawbacks about working with chicken is that is dries out so easily and unless it's really well marinated or seasoned, it can become very dry. One of my goals when I cook chicken is that I am always trying to figure out a way to change it up.
Our top recipe on Momskoop is our Stuffed Chicken Breast with Stuffing. This recipe consists of butterflied chicken breast that is stuffed with Stovetop Stuffing and topped with a succulent gravy and then baked in the oven. I think one of my favorite things about this easy dinner idea is that it isn't a really in-depth recipe that takes multiple steps and hours to make.
That's one of the reasons I decided to try making Stuffed Chicken Breasts with cheese and asparagus stuffed inside. I am SO glad I did! I actually got my youngest to eat asparagus, which is a real win-win. If you have picky eaters, you know all too well what I'm talking about.
If you are looking for other yummy chicken recipes, I have a few more that might interest you such as my Chicken Ratatouille, or my Ultimate Crack White Chicken Chili, or my Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes.
This recipe is honestly easier to make than you think. But before you get started here are some helpful tips and suggestions.
What Ingredients are Needed?
- Chicken breast - This is the protein you will use for this dish.
- Asparagus - Even if your family isn't a fan of this vegetable, when you mix it with other ingredients, you'll be amazed at how easily they will eat it.
- Provolone - If you aren't really familiar with this type of cheese, it's an Italian cheese, also known as an aged pasta filata cheese. It has a very unique flavor.
- Seasoning salt - Seriously, you should put this seasoning on everything. It really adds flavor to any dish.
- Salt and pepper - You'll add this to your liking.
- Poultry seasoning - I add this to all of my poultry dishes.
What Does it Mean to Butterfly Chicken?
When you are butterflying your chicken, you are quite literally splitting the chicken breast almost in half and opening it up. Once you do this, use a meat tenderizer to pound the breast to the same thickness all the way around.
Speaking of using a meat tenderizer, if you don't have one yet, you really must get one! Of course you can use a rolling pin when you are wanting to crush candies, pound chicken down, or to tenderizer meat, however, using the meat tenderizer is honestly the best way I think. I use mine all of the time. If you haven't gotten one yet for yourself, now is the time!
How Much Longer Does a Stuffed Chicken Take to Cook?
Approximately 20 to 30 minutes. It will depend on how thick the breast is. This is why it's important to pound it out so it's the same thickness.
Can I Freeze This?
Yes, you can freeze this after it's cooked in a freezer safe bag for up to three months.
How Long Will the Leftovers Last?
If stored in an air-tight container in the fridge, the leftovers will be good for up to four to five days.
Step by Step Directions
The full printable recipe card and instructions are available before. Here are also a few pictures of the steps involved in case you need them for reference.
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken
- Cast iron skillet
- cutting board
- Four chicken breasts
- Four slices of provolone cheese
- 12 stalks of Asparagus
- Seasoning salt
- Poultry seasoning
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and heat the cast iron skillet.
- On a cutting board, cut off the stalks off of the asparagus then rinse and lay them on a paper towel to dry.
- Take one of the chicken breasts and with a sharp knife, start at one side of the breast and slowly cut through the breast. However, do not cut all of the way through the side. You want to be able to open the chicken and close it like a book. You are basically butterflying the chicken.
- Open up the breast and using a meat mallet, pound the chicken breast until it's the same thickness all over the breast. Add the seasonings and season the inside of the breast thoroughly. Lay one slice of cheese down then the asparagus.
- Fold over the chicken. You can secure it if you want with a toothpick, however, it's not necessary. Season the tops of the chicken at this time.
- Add approximately 2 tablespoon of oil into your pan and add in the chicken. Sear each side of the chicken approximately 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
- Then place the oven proof skillet into the oven and let the chicken thoroughly cook for 20 - 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy!