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Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

Asparagus stuffed chicken breast is easier than you think! Just season some chicken, stuff it with a little cheese and fresh asparagus, and bake! We wrap the chicken in bacon for extra flavor and fat, making it perfect for keto or low carb. This healthy dinner is ready in about 45 minutes. 
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken on white plate

I’m just going to be honest with you guys for a second – I’m not the world’s biggest asparagus fan.

I mean, fine. I’ll eat it if you put it on my plate, but I’m not going to ask for seconds.

It just…it kind of tastes like grass to me.

My husband and son, however, LOVE asparagus.

chicken stuffed with asparagus and wrapped in bacon on white plate

So, I make asparagus every now and then to keep them happy and I’m always looking for new ways to use this low carb vegetable that will get me excited too.

Boom. Done. Found an exciting way to eat asparagus.

Stuffed chicken breasts are my thing lately and chicken stuffed with asparagus and cheese is a total win in my house. I bet it will be in yours too!

chicken stuffed with asparagus and wrapped in bacon in white baking dish

How to make asparagus stuffed chicken breast:

Start with trimmed chicken breasts and cut a deep pocket into each breast. I don’t quite butterfly the chicken, but you’ll come close. To do this, place on hand on top of the chicken to hold it in place and use a knife to slice the chicken nearly in half. Don’t cut all the way through.

Watch my video above to see just how I do this!

seasoned chicken on cutting board

Once your chicken is cut, drizzle it with a little olive or avocado oil and then season it up. I’m using garlic powder, paprika, and salt.

chicken breast stuffed with cheese on cutting board

Grate some mozzarella cheese (provolone would be good too!), open up that chicken breast, and then place a layer of cheese inside the bottom of each chicken breast.

chicken stuffed with cheese and asparagus

Add 3-4 spears of trimmed asparagus over the cheese and lay the top of the breast back over the asparagus to close it.

bacon wrapped chicken in baking dish

To help keep the chicken closed during cooking, we’re going to use a couple of pieces of bacon to hold it all together. Just take your bacon and lay it over the top, tucking the edges under the breast.  I used one piece of bacon, cut in half, for each chicken breast, but you can certainly use more if you like.

This gets baked at 375 degrees for about 35-40 minutes.

The chicken turns out nice and juicy with a cheesy center full of asparagus. So good!

asparagus stuffed chicken on white plate

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Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

Ready in about 40 minutes, this low carb stuffed chicken is full of cheese and asparagus!

Yield 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, about 5 ounces each
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • 16 spears asparagus, trimmed
  • 4 slices bacon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the chicken on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to butterfly the chicken. 
  3. Drizzle the outside of the chicken with olive oil. Mix together the garlic powder, paprika, and salt and sprinkle over each chicken breast.
  4. Open up the chicken breasts and lay 1/4 cup of mozzarella on the bottom portion of each breast. 
  5. Top the cheese with 3-4 spears of asparagus, depending on how large each breast is. 
  6. Bring the top of the chicken up over the asparagus to close.
  7. Cut each slice of bacon in half. Lay 2 half pieces over each breast, tucking the ends under the breast. 
  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165 degrees and juices run clear. 
  9. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 669mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 23g

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69 thoughts on “Asparagus Stuffed Chicken”

  1. Sandy Lange

    Tried this recipe but “tweaked” it a bit for our tastes. I’m not a fan of asparagus, so stuffed mine with broccoli, but made hubby’s with the asparagus. I opted for fresh parmesan and mozarella, and used Italian seasoning with a bit extra garlic. Yummy!

  2. One of my favorite go too for dinner, I make a few substitutions, I replace the mozzarella with onion and chive cream cheese and add lemon zest.

  3. Charisse Zima

    Hi, I am currently making this dish. Do you cover the dish while baking or leave it uncovered?
    Thank you

  4. Debbie La Vis

    OMG…..made this tonight and I absolutely loved it…..easy directions to follow and it was so good I shared the link with my kids….they love a great receipe!

  5. This was very easy to make, however, it didn’t live up to to the rave reviews. I followed the instructions exactly, and I know my oven temp is correct, after 35 minutes the bacon wasn’t crispy so I left it for 5 more. Still not very crispy, there was a lot of liquid in my pan, and the chicken was dry and allmost all of the cheese had melted out and into the pan. Not sure what I should do differently.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Sorry this wasn’t a hit for you, Patrice. The bacon on this will never really crisp up like it would in a frying pan, but you can crisp it up more by putting it under the broiler. Then you won’t risk overcooking the chicken.

    1. Karly Campbell

      I’ve only made this with fresh. I’ve actually never cooked canned asparagus, so I’m not sure how it would turn out.

  6. Leon Beauregard

    Ma’am I prepared this on Valentine’s day as a special supper. The chicken breasts were stuffed with mozzarella and provolone cheese, asparagus and mushrooms fully wrapped with bacon. As a side dish saute zucchini and yellow squash. It was fantastic. Desert was blueberry lemon bundt cake.

  7. Carrie l Degan

    What an incredible , easy recipe! I was going to do something else with chicken breasts & asparagus….then I happily found this recipe! I amped up some seasonings a bit, used Swiss instead of Motza and added Parm, on top before going into the oven.
    I was thrilled with the ” crunch” that the asparagus still had after cooking and the overall juiciness of the breasts. Will share this recipe with my adult kids!!
    Thank-you so much!!

  8. I was making Archer Farms Asparagus and Cheddar stuffed Chicken (for the first time) and wasn’t satisfied with the instructions, that’s when I found you. I am going to try this for sure next week. It looks so good and I love that it’s low cab.

      1. Hi Carly…I’m interested in making this…it looks like you’ve used raw asparagus…not tinned…is this correct? Thanks

  9. Made this for dinnner tonight was great. Had to tweek it a tiny bit, the chicken breast I had were 1 large, 1 to small to butterfly so I pounded it out and rolled it turned out awesome. Plus I added a pinch of my own seasoning. I will make this again.

    1. I make this for my family atleast once every 2 weeks and it’s a crowd favorite! Absolutely delicious! I do steam my asparagus for a few minutes before stuffing it in the chicken but we like it to be a little more tender than crunchy so it’s really whatever your preference is. If you haven’t made this, try it! It’s super easy, healthy, & delicious!!

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