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Asparagus-Stuffed Chicken Breast

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

2 servings

With its pretty presentation and sensational flavors, this rich asparagus stuffed chicken breast makes any meal feel special. —Louise Ambrose, Kingston, New York

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh asparagus spears
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 fresh sage leaves
  • 2 slices provolone cheese (1 ounce each)
  • 2 slices deli ham (3/4 ounce each)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Spread mustard over one side of each chicken breast. Down the center of each, place two sage leaves, a cheese slice, ham slice and four asparagus spears. Fold chicken over asparagus; secure with toothpicks.
  3. Place flour and egg in separate shallow bowls. In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Dip chicken in the flour, egg, then bread crumb mixture.
  4. In a large skillet, brown chicken on all sides in butter and oil. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Add wine to skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Pour over chicken.
  5. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Discard toothpicks.

Asparagus-Stuffed Chicken Rolls Tips

Can you butterfly the chicken breast instead of flattening it?

Yes! You can butterfly your chicken breasts instead of flattening them. Find out how to butterfly chicken like a pro.

How do you stuff chicken breasts without toothpicks?

Instead of toothpicks, kitchen twine (or even unflavored dental floss!) can be used to keep your stuffed chicken breasts together as they bake. If you don’t have toothpicks, twine or floss, use sturdy pieces of uncooked spaghetti to pierce the stuffed chicken breasts and secure the rolls.

What is a good side dish for asparagus-stuffed chicken breasts?

You can pair asparagus-stuffed chicken breasts with rice pilaf or any variety of pasta dishes.

Check out our collection of chicken breast recipes. Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed chicken breast half: 459 calories, 21g fat (9g saturated fat), 174mg cholesterol, 873mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 46g protein.