Asparagus, ham, and cheese are stuffed into chicken breasts and served on top of cheesy tomatoes and rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

573 calories; 24.4 g total fat; 129 mg cholesterol; 1356 mg sodium. 43.8 g carbohydrates; 40.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/13/2015
Strange combination of flavors that just tasted odd. Won't be making this again. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2011
My husband and I LOVED this dish. I did not make any adjustments! Will definitely be making this one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2011
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 will decrease the chicken broth to 1 3/4 cup instead of 2cups the next time I make it as it took around 35 minutes for the extra liquid to boil off. I used brown rice (I always use brown rice much more fiber!). Otherwise I followed the directions to a tee and it was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2011
amazing recipe! delicious and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2011
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2011
Easy and elegant dish-my husband loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2011
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 the canned tomatoes. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2011
This was wonderful and very easy to follow the recipe. I was very impressed when people cut into the chicken and was able to see how beautiful they were!!! I gave this receipe at 10 for taste as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2012
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 use parmesan cheese next time as I prefer the taste. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/13/2015
Strange combination of flavors that just tasted odd. Won't be making this again. Read More
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