Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Grilled Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts
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Grilled Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts are an easy and delicious way to keep using that spring asparagus, and get back to the grill. Last week, I made a Ham & Asparagus Fritatta, but I still can’t get enough asparagus while it’s in season.If you are all about asparagus, too, try Asparagus Puffs, or Lemon Pappardelle Asparagus Pasta.

Grilled Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Grilled Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Chicken Breasts

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts have become a staple in most kitchens. They are versatile and a great source of lean protein. But it can sometimes be a challenge trying to figure out what to do with them, that you haven’t already done a millions times before.

Chicken Breast Nutrition

Besides being a lean and lower calorie source of protein, boneless, skinless, chicken breast is an excellent source of B vitamins and several minerals. Get more chicken nutrition info here: General Nutrition Facts About Chicken

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Stuffed Chicken Breasts To The Rescue

Chicken breasts are ideal for stuffing. Their mild taste makes them the perfect backdrop for all kinds of flavours. These asparagus stuffed breasts with basil and provolone cheese are delicious on their own, or with the sour cream sauce recipe that’s included below.

Grilled Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

Grilling Stuffed Chicken Breasts vs Baking

You can roast these asparagus stuffed chicken breasts in the oven, & I’ll include those instructions, too.  However, I am a big fan of doing these on the grill. First, because nothing beats that golden crust that only the grill can give. Second, when the chicken is cooked quickly over the high heat of a grill, it retains a lot more juice and doesn’t get dry, as boneless, skinless breasts are prone to do.

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The key to quick, evenly cooked chicken breasts

Chicken breasts cook faster, (thus retaining those juices, as I mentioned above), and more evenly if you pound them to an even thickness. And, they are much easier to wrap around a filling when pounded.

Grilled Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Grilled Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast

If you like stuffed chicken breasts, you’ll probably also love these Spinach, Sun Dried Tomato, & Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts

How to Make Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts

5 from 9 votes
Grilled Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
resting
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These chicken breasts are stuffed with asparagus, provolone cheese, and basil, flavoured with lemon and grilled for an easy, but impressive meal.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Barbecue
Keyword: asparagus, chicken breasts, stuffed chicken breasts
Servings: 4
Calories: 302 kcal
Author: Colleen
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 4 slices Provolone cheese
  • 4 basil leaves large
  • 1/2 lemon juice & zest
  • 12 asparagus spears trimmed
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat grill to medium high

  2. Pound chicken breasts to an even about 1/2 inch thickness

  3. Place a slice of cheese in the center of each chicken breast.

  4. Layer the basil on top of the cheese, then place 3 spears of asparagus on the basil. 

  5. Squeeze lemon over the chicken, and sprinkle with zest

  6. Roll chicken around the stuffing contents, and use a toothpick to secure them. 

  7. Brush oil on all sides and season with salt & pepper

  8. Grill with the lid closed about 15 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Internal temperature should be 165°

  9. Allow chicken to rest 5 minutes before serving.

Optional Sour Cream Sauce
  1. In a saucepan, over medium heat  whisk 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 2 tbsp white wine, just until heated through.

  2. Drizzle sauce over cooked chicken.

Recipe Notes

To pound chicken, place flat between plastic, such as a freezer bag, or between 2 sheets of parchment. With a mallet, start pounding the thickest part of the chicken breasts until they are an even thickness.

Substitute any cheese for the provolone.

Use extra basil if you don't have larger leaves.

If your asparagus spears are very thin, use more for each bundle.

To cook the stuffed chicken breasts in the oven, preheat oven to 375° Place stuffed breasts on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast for about 30 minutes, turning halfway through.

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Potassium 572mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 13.3%
Vitamin C 13.6%
Calcium 23.2%
Iron 9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

14 thoughts on “Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts

  1. Lovely starter option for a party. Delicious, cheesy, juicy and moist too.I love it. Healthy veggies sound interesting too

  2. WOW these stuffed chicken breasts look so delicious and would make a great fancy addition to our BBQ party this weekend!

    1. Natalie, they will definitely make a great addition to your BBQ party. They seem fancy, but they’re really so simple. Enjoy!

  3. Stuffed chicken is my favorite! This was a great recipe, loved the flavors. Would definitely make again

  4. Love stuffed chicken breasts! What a great twist with asparagus! This would be so yummy for dinner tonight and would disappear in a flash! And I just happen to have the ingredients on hand 😉 Yay!

  5. Wow, Colleen, I have to show Loreto these ones! We have some organic chicken breast in the freezer and he was looking for a “different” recipe. These look very delicious and I know he would love them!

  6. I’m on an asparagus kick right now, and stuffing them in chicken is a great idea! While I usually roast chicken, I love that you grilled it. That crispy charring is totally calling my name!

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