Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Cheese, Tomato and Asparagus

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Are you tired of making the same old chicken dish? Looking to change it up a bit? Why not stuff chicken breasts with some of your favorite goodies?

This might look a little difficult but don't worry...it's super easy. All you have to do is take a chicken breast and cut a pocket in the side. Next, stuff it with some of your favorite cheeses and veggies and close it up with a few toothpicks. It's that simple.

Here's is one of my favorite stuffed chicken recipes...


Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Cheese, Tomato and Asparagus

Ingredients:
  • 4 (14 ounce) bone-in chicken breast halves
  • 12 stalks of asparagus
  • 1/3 cup drained oil-packed sun-dried tomato halves
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil; set aside. With a paring knife, cut a 1-inch-long slit in thick side of each breast. Insert knife, and without enlarging opening, carefully work around inside to form a pocket (make sure you do not go through the other side).
  2. Evenly stuff asparagus, sun-dried tomato halves, garlic, salt, pepper and cream cheese (spread) in the chicken breast pockets.
  3. Close pockets, using 2 to 3 toothpicks per breast; arrange, skin side up, on baking sheet. Rub with olive oil, and season generously with salt and pepper. Roast until well browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of breast (avoiding bone) reads 165 degrees, 30 to 35 minutes. Let chicken rest 5 minutes; remove toothpicks before serving.

4 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! Just a few weeks ago I made lemon chicken wrapped asparagus and it was so yummy. I bet it's even better with cheese and tomato.

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  2. Thank you, Natalie! The chicken that you made sounds delicious! In my opinion, cream cheese added to just about any dish makes it taste better!

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  3. What a gorgeous asparagus recipe to celebrate spring’s arrival. Just want to let you know about an asparagus recipe contest that’s super simple to enter and offers gourmet prizes. Hope you’ll join us at Beet ‘n Squash YOU!

    Love, Mel

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  4. Thank you, Mel! I'll have to check out the recipe contest. Thanks for sharing!

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