Asparagus and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Asparagus And Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

The best part about this easy, healthy recipe is that it’s an entire meal in one. It features a filling of asparagus and mozzarella cheese with bread crumbs to give the chicken breasts extra flavor. The result is moist, flavorful, and low-carb! Your family will love these gluten-free stuffed chicken breasts!
prep: 20 mins cook: 25 mins total: 45 mins Servings: 2 Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

salt and black pepper to taste

2 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

¼ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

8 asparagus spears, trimmed – divided

Instructions:

Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8×8-inch baking dish.

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.

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.

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).

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 390 calories; protein 57.4g; carbohydrates 13.3g; fat 10.8g; cholesterol 147.3mg; sodium 581.1mg.

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