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  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Cheesy Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast is keto-friendly, tender and succulent. Chicken breasts seasoned to perfection, then stuffed with asparagus and mozzarella cheese, pan seared and baked in a lemon butter sauce. It is perfect for any weeknight dinner.




  • Chicken breasts ( boneless & skinless)-1 kg, about 2 large fillets or 4 small
  • Dried oregano- 1 tsp.
  • Dried Rosemary- 1 tsp.
  • Garlic powder- 1 tsp.
  • Paprika-1 tsp.
  • Ground black pepper- 1/2 tsp. or as needed
  • Salt- to taste
  • Butter- 1 tbsp.


  • Asparagus spears ( woody ends cut)- 12
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese- 6 slices for 2 large fillets or 8 for 4 small fillets


  • Unsalted butter ( melted)- 2 tbsp.
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Fresh parsley ( finely chopped)- 1 tbsp.


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F /200°C with the rack in the low-medium position.
  • Stuffing. Remove woody ends from asparagus. Keep aside.
  • Chicken. Place each chicken fillet on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut a slit/pocket  ( about 3/4 of the way through).
  • Pat dry and generously season each chicken fillet with oregano, rosemary, paprika, garlic powder, ground black pepper and salt, then rub to spread the seasoning evenly on both sides.
  • Stuff each chicken breast with 6 asparagus spears+ 3 mozzarella cheese slices  ( for large fillets) or 4 spears + 2 slices mozzarella for small fillets.
  • Seal chicken breasts with bbq sticks or toothpicks near the opening.
  • Sear. Melt 1 tbsp. of butter in a non-stick pan/ oven safe skillet.Sear chicken until golden brown on both sides , about 3 minutes per side over high heat.
  • In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients for the sauce ( butter, parsley and lemon juice). Pour over the chicken breasts.
  • Bake. Cover the skillet with foil and bake for 15 minutes, uncover and bake for another 4-5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165˚F (73˚C). Remove from the oven and remove the toothpicks.
  • Serve with lemon wedges and pan juices.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 498 kcal
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 61 g

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