Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

Savory lemon and herb seasoned chicken stuffed with tender asparagus and provolone and parmesan cheeses. This Asparagus Stuffed Chicken is incredibly easy to prepare, yet elegant and ready to wow anyone who tries it!

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This is officially the year of lemon.

I’ve talked about this before – loooooong ago – but each year I tend to gravitate toward a couple of ingredients that I just can’t seem to get enough of. Last year I feel like I really discovered the magic of thyme, and fell in love with strawberries all over again. This year I am LOVING all things lemon.

Asparagus is a given already, I find myself grabbing a bundle of asparagus at the store almost every week without any specific plans for it. I just know at some point during the week I’m gonna want some asparagus, weather it’s grilled, baked, or sauteed, it’s a staple in my Summer diet.

Today those two ingredients, lemon and asparagus, and coming together in the best way possible.

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I debated on a name for this dish but in the end decided against “Asparagus Stuffed Lemon Chicken” because it’s just not that lemon-y. It really just has a hint of lemon that works perfectly with all of the other ingredients and the way you achieve that is by placing fresh slices of lemon on top of the chicken breasts right before you pop them in the oven.

The juices from the cooking lemons seep out and flavor the outside of the chicken just enough to give the dish a fresh, tangy flavor without overpowering it. It’s kind of perfect.

Inside the chicken you’ll find ultra-melty provolone and parmesan cheeses (one of my favorite cheese combinations ever) hugging tender stalks of asparagus. This recipe for Asparagus Stuffed Chicken is s0 so easy and the perfect way to amp up your weeknight chicken game without spending extra time in the kitchen. You’re gonna love it!

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What people are saying about this Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

“This was fantastic! I will DEFINITELY make this again my family loved it.” -Karen

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Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

Savory lemon and herb seasoned chicken stuffed with tender asparagus and provolone and parmesan cheeses. This Asparagus Stuffed Chicken is incredibly easy to prepare, yet elegant and ready to wow anyone who tries it!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian blend seasoning may sub equal parts dried thyme, basil, oregano, and parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed one storebought "bundle" is about enough
  • 2/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use a sharp knife to slice each chicken breasts horizontally to form a pocket - be sure not stop cutting about 1/2 inch from the ends and other side so that you aren't cutting all the way through the chicken breasts. 

  2. Rub chicken with oil on both sides, then season with salt and pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and Italian seasoning/dried herbs and use fingertips to rub seasonings into the chicken. 

  3. Open the pocket and place two slices of provolone cheese, then 3-4 asparagus stalks, and lastly sprinkle with 1/4th of the parmesan cheese before closing the pocket and using toothpicks to secure the pocket closed.

  4. Melt butter in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Once butter is melted, stir in honey. Immediately add chicken to pan, cook fo about 2 minutes until browned, then flip and cook another 2 minutes til browned on the other side.  Top chicken with lemon slices.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15-25 minutes until chicken is cooked through, cheese is melted, and asparagus is tender. (Time will vary based on the thickness of the chicken breasts you used) Spoon any extra sauce from the pan over chicken and remove toothpicks before serving. 

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This was fantastic! I will DEFINITELY make this again my family loved it.

    Yes! I am so happy to hear that you and your family loved this! It’s a new favorite at my household! Thanks for sharing, Karen!

Will try of

hi Tiffany! I am such a fan of all of your recipes. How do you decide which recipes to do a video over and which ones to not? Just curious – they’re amazing quality!! Much love

    Hi Chloe- happy to hear you are enjoying the videos! Videos are a (somewhat) new thing in the blogging world- so my older recipes don’t have them! Most of my new ones have a video along with them that is posted online and on my website.

great idea! Lovely photos too, they’re cookbook worthy! Thank you for this wonderful recipe

chicken dinner

What else did you serve with this?

Looks delicious !

This looks delicious! The next time we have guests over, this will definitely be on the menu!

Cheers, This looks delicious! The next time we have guests over, this will definitely be on the menu!

    Definitely let me know what you think! 🙂

Cheers, It looks amazing!