Ham, Cheese & Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast

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A large chicken breast stuffed with asparagus wrapped in ham and with cheese. The chicken breast is seasoned then browned in butter before baking for an amazing mouthful of flavor. This was as much fun to make as it was to eat!

 

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Ingredients:

Also butter for browning the chicken.

 

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Place the chicken breast into a plastic bag and

gently pound making it all the same thickness.

Don’t over pound or the chicken may

tear when you stuff it.

 

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Using a sharp knife, starting at the thick

end (not the side), slice the chicken breast

halfway through being careful not to let

the knife pop through the chicken.

 

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You are making a pouch. If the knife

cuts through where it shouldn’t, you

can use toothpicks to repair.

 

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Put a few pinches of cheese inside the pouch.

 

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Roll the asparagus with the ham.

 

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Place the asparagus and ham into

the pouch trying to keep the cheese in place.

 

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Using toothpicks, close the

end of the chicken.

 

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Sprinkle the seasonings and

herbs on top of the chicken.

 

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In a skillet, melt 1 Tbsp. butter and

place the stuffed chicken into the pan,

seasoned side down. Brown over medium

heat. You are not cooking it so turn

it as soon as it starts to brown.

 

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Sprinkle the seasonings and herbs

on the top of the other side too,

before you turn it over to brown.

 

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Once both sides are browned, place

chicken into a baking dish that has

been sprayed with cooking oil.

Carefully remove all of the toothpicks.

 

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Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven,

uncovered, for 30 – 45 minutes or until the

center of the chicken is 165 degrees. Check

temperature frequently so you don’t

overcook the chicken and make it dry.

Serve immediately.

 

Ham, Cheese & Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
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Ingredients

  • 1 large & thick chicken breast
  • 4 asparagus stalks, rinsed and trimmed to the length of the chicken breast
  • 1/2 a slice of ham
  • 2 Tbsp. (approximately) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • Italian seasoning to taste
  • onion powder to taste
  • paprika to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the chicken breast into a plastic bag and gently pound so that the chicken is all the same thickness. Be careful not to pound too thin or the chicken will tear when you stuff it.
  3. Using a sharp knife, insert it into the middle of the chicken breast, starting at the thick end (not the side) of the chicken. Carefully slice through the middle being careful not to cut the sides or other end and not to cut through the top or bottom. You are cutting a pouch. If you accidentally make a hole in the chicken breast, use toothpicks to close it up.
  4. Place the shredded cheese evenly into the pouch.
  5. Roll the ham around the asparagus.
  6. Place the ham & asparagus inside the pouch being careful not to push the cheese.
  7. Use toothpicks to close the end of the chicken the best you can.
  8. Sprinkle the top with the seasonings & herbs to your own taste.
  9. In a skillet over medium heat, melt 1 Tbsp. butter. Place the chicken, seasoned side down, into the skillet. Season the other side the same way. Cook just until the chicken has turned brown. Turn over and brown the other side. You are not cooking the chicken, only browning it so remove promptly.
  10. Place the chicken into a baking dish sprayed with cooking oil. Carefully remove the toothpicks.
  11. Bake, uncovered, for 30 – 45 minutes or until the center of the chicken is 165 degrees. Check the chicken breast temperature frequently to make sure you take it out at 165 degrees or it will overcook and be dry.
  12. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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49 Comments »

  1. I just made a homemade Chicken Vegetable Barley Soup and served in a large bowl with lots of Mozzarella Cheese and topped with Oyster Crackers which I love. But this recipe of yours is on my list to make very soon, I’m sure its fabulous! Thanks for the idea.

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  2. I have the hardest time stuffing chicken so I don’t do it any more. After reading this I now realize I’ve been doing it wrong! Thanks!! This recipe sounds really good. I guess now I’ll have to try stuffing chicken again. 😀

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