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Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Asparagus and Parmesan Rice

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"Asparagus, ham, and cheese are stuffed into chicken breasts and served on top of cheesy tomatoes and rice."
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1 h servings 573
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the chicken breasts 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 a thickness of 1/4 inch.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the asparagus, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper just until the asparagus is bright green and beginning to become tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Lay each chicken breast out onto a work surface, and place a slice of ham on the flattened breast. Place 1/4 of the asparagus mixture over the ham, and top with 1/4 of the Cheddar cheese. Roll the chicken breast around the filling and secure with toothpicks or tie with cotton kitchen string; place the stuffed breasts into a 9x13-inch baking dish, seam sides down. Top each breast with about 1/2 tablespoon of butter.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear, 30 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a stuffed breast should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Baste the stuffed chicken breasts occasionally with pan juices while baking.
  6. While chicken is baking, bring chicken broth and 1 tablespoon of butter to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in rice and tomatoes, reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook the rice until tender and the broth has been absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and let rice stand covered for about 5 minutes; stir in Parmesan cheese. Serve stuffed chicken breasts on the cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 573 calories; 24.4 43.8 40.7 129 1356 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this meal. The rice complimented the chicken very well and the asparagus gave it a fun flavor. I do not believe that I would change anything about this recipes.

Most helpful critical review

Strange combination of flavors that just tasted odd. Won't be making this again.

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My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this meal. The rice complimented the chicken very well and the asparagus gave it a fun flavor. I do not believe that I would change anything about this recipes.

My husband and I LOVED this dish. I did not make any adjustments! Will definitely be making this one again!

This is excellent. It has a lot of flavor and the chicken turns out very juicy. I fixed extra asparagus for a side dish along with the rice, the whole meal is visually striking and delish. I ...

amazing recipe! delicious and easy to make.

This was amazing. The chicken was fabulous, especially with that little crunch the asparagus gave it. And the rice was to die for...I couldn't get enough!!

I did not stuff the ingredients, instead I amended this recipe by placing the chicken flat at the bottom and adding the ham, asparagus mixture and cheddar on top. Tastes great, although I would ...

I would definently brown the chicken first just to improve the appearance. Perhaps some cheese melted on top would also enhance the appearance. But everyone raved about it.

This recipe was outstanding, my two girls and my wife all voted it 5 stars. Be sure to stuff the chicken as full as possible, the asparagus gives it great flavor, and account for the water in t...

Easy and elegant dish-my husband loved it!