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Cheesy Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts
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Cheesy Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
This Cheesy Asparagus Stuffed Chicken takes only 30 minutes to make and it's keto friendly, low carb, and gluten free.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 301

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese, (you can use more cheese slices, if you want)
  • 12 asparagus stalks, ends trimmed, divided
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice, for serving, optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Heat 1-1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper.
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  • Rub the remaining extra virgin olive oil over each chicken breast and season chicken with prepared seasoning rub.
  • Stuff the chicken breasts with mozzarella slices and asparagus; secure with toothpicks.
    Cheesy Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe
  • Add chicken breasts to the hot oil and cook until seared and golden on all sides; about 4 minutes per side.
  • Transfer skillet to oven and continue to cook for 12 to 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Chicken is done when internal temperature reaches 165F.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Remove toothpicks.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice over chicken breasts and serve.

Notes

To make a cut for stuffing the chicken, place one hand on top of the chicken breast to keep it steady. Insert a sharp knife in the middle of the thickest part and carefully cut three-quarters of the way through the middle.
HOW TO STORE STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS
  • Leftovers should be placed in airtight containers and stored in the fridge for about 3 to 4 days.
WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 4
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 Stuffed Chicken Breast)
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 312mg13%
Potassium 670mg19%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1170IU23%
Vitamin C 7.7mg9%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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