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Asparagus and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Asparagus and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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This dish is easy enough for a Tuesday, but looks pretty enough for company. It has a really fresh flavor and goes great with roasted potatoes or rice.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 390 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 57.4 g
  • 115%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 147 mg
  • 49%
  • Sodium:
  • 697 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8x8-inch baking dish.
  2. Place each chicken breast between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to an even thickness of about 1/4 inch. Sprinkle each side with salt and pepper.
  3. Place 4 spears of asparagus down the center of a chicken breast, and spread about 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese over the asparagus. Repeat with the other chicken breast, and roll the chicken around the asparagus and cheese to make a tidy, compact roll. Place the rolls seam sides down in the prepared baking dish, and sprinkle each with about 2 tablespoons of bread crumbs.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the juices run clear when pricked with a fork, about 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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Reviews

Terri Newby
356
4/9/2010

After reading the other comments about dryness, I rolled the asparagus and cheese in the chicken. Then spread a thin layer of fat free mayo over the chicken and rolled it in panko crumbs. It stayed moist and looked beautiful.

Cheryl's Cooking Now!
249
4/7/2010

This is very good. As another mentioned is was very dry. So I used cream of chicken soup pour over chicken roll. And to spice it up I used 1 tsp garlic, rubbed into each piece of chicken along with salt & pepper.

oopsadazy27
247
5/11/2010

Great! I fixed the "dried out" problem by wrapping two strips of bacon around the outside of each rolled up chicken breast. My three and four year-olds and my husband all loved it!