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Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Recipe

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This super simple Asparagus Stuffed Chicken recipe is a easy dinner recipe the entire family will love! Ham, cheese, and asparagus is layered onto a chicken breast then rolled and baked to crispy perfection! 

Wondering what to serve as a side? We love to make this with mashed potatoes, stuffing, or an easy salad.

asparagus wrapped in chicken and cheese on a wooden cutting board

Recipe Features

  • Easy Family Dinner: This can be made up to 1 day in advance and stored in the refrigerator, which means it is ready for the oven in no time!
  • Kid Approved: What better way to get your little one to eat their veggies then adding a crispy chicken breast and cheese?
  • Freezer Friendly: You can freeze this chicken for up to 3 months!

Easy dinner recipe are always trending here on One Sweet Appetite. This spring I wanted to create a fresh recipe that really showcased some of the amazing produce you can find in your local grocer. The first veggie to catch my eye? Asparagus! The vibrant green stood out in the crowd and I just couldn’t help myself. 

Typically, we like to saute asparagus with a little butter and garlic or bake it with some olive oil, salt and pepper. It is a great spring vegetable that will really compliment any meal. BUT this time I wanted to do something special. Enter this asparagus stuffed chicken breast recipe.

fresh asparagus on a wooden cutting board

What you need to make a Cheesy Asparagus Chicken Dinner

This vegetable is so versatile. It pairs amazingly well with the chicken and cheese which makes it a TOP recipe here, thanks to the crispy baked chicken and cheesy filling. It even has the stamp of approval from my very picky 12 year old. Which means it is permanently in our rotation as an easy weeknight dinner recipe!

  • Mayonnaise- Regular ol’ mayo. Try not to substitute with Miracle Whip for this specific recipe but you can use plain Greek yogurt in a pinch. 
  • Dijon mustard- Surprisingly one of our favorite toppings for baked chicken. It always adds a wonderful punch of flavor. 
  • Italian seasoning- Alternatively, you could make your own with 1/4 teaspoon each of dried basil, thyme, rosemary, and oregano. 
  • Lemon- You want to buy an actual lemon so you can take advantage of both the zest and juice.
  • Chicken breast- Trimmed and pounded to 1/4 inch thickness. 
  • Cheese- Provolone!! Ok, so that’s our go-to but this is also great with swiss, cheddar, and pepper jack.
  • Ham – I always reach for Boars Head ham, sliced at the deli counter. Not sponsored. Just one of our go-to brands that tastes incredible. 
  • Asparagus- Fresh, not frozen! The frozen veggie will wilt a little more than intended and turns out a tad soggy. Make sure to pick up fresh asparagus.
  • Breadcrumbs- Regular or Italian seasoned both taste good with this chicken dinner. 

How to make asparagus stuffed chicken:

The dish turned out so much better then I had hoped. I was worried about the creamy sauce getting a little too brown and the cheese leaking out of the side. While there was a little bit of escaped cheese, a majority stayed in place.

Not only was this simple to whip up but it looked pretty impressive as well! I like to think of it as a more fancy version of a chicken cordon bleu. The sauce gives it such a nice tang. I will be whipping this up the next time we have company for sure!

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees and line a baking dish with foil. Set that aside for later.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise, dijon, seasoning, zest, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. To flatten your chicken simply place in a large Ziploc bag and pound with the bottom of a large pan. Layer the chicken, cheese, ham, and asparagus. Roll tightly and place on your prepared baking dish. Brush a generous amount of the sauce onto your chicken and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until you chicken is cooked through.
pan filled with baked chicken and asparagus

Recipe Tips and FAQs

How long to cook stuffed chicken?

This stuffed chicken breast takes roughly 25 to 30 minutes to cook to a safe internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Can you freeze stuffed chicken breast?

Yes! The best way to freeze this recipe is to follow the cooking directions completely. Once the chicken has cooled, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in a freezer safe bag or container. Freeze solid. This will last up to 3 months in the freezer.
When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Heat in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.

Can this recipe be made in advance?

Yes, sort of. You can prep the recipe all the way through rolling and getting it into the pan. Cover and refrigerate. Cook the chicken within one day.

How long does a stuffed chicken breast last?

If stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, this chicken will last for up to 4 to 5 days.

close up photo of crispy baked chicken with asparagus and cheese on a cutting board

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Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This super simple Asparagus Stuffed Chicken recipe is a easy dinner recipe! Ham, cheese, and asparagus is layered onto a chicken breast, rolled and baked to crispy perfection! 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • zest and juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 chicken breasts, trimmed and flattened
  • 2 slices of provolone
  • 4 slices thin sliced ham
  • 8 asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a baking dish with foil, for easy clean up, and spray with non stick spray.. Set aside for later.
  3. Combine the mayonnaise, dijon, seasoning, zest, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  4. To flatten the chicken simply place in a large Ziploc bag and pound with the bottom of a large pan, rolling pin, or flat side of a meat tenderizer.
  5. Layer the cheese, ham, and asparagus on top of each thinned chicken breast.
  6. Roll tightly and place on your prepared baking dish, seam side down.
  7. Brush a generous amount of the sauce onto your chicken and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until you chicken is cooked through to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Notes

Want a darker top? Turn on the broiler after the chicken is done cooking for 1 to 2 minutes.

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Sharon

Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Can I use Hellman’s Mayo instead of Dukes?

Jesseca

Wednesday 27th of October 2021

I don't call out a specific mayo. You can use whatever brand you'd like in this recipe.

Melissa Hurd

Tuesday 13th of February 2018

I'm not a fan of lemon with chicken. Can I substitute chicken broth In the sauce? Or not? I love everything else in ur reciepe though. Thank u for the yummy dinner idea....... God Bless u All!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jesseca

Sunday 4th of March 2018

Hi Melissa! Chicken broth should would just as well. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

Rachael {La Fuji Mama}

Thursday 27th of March 2014

This is STUNNING. Asparagus is my kiddos favorite vegetable, so I already know they're going to love this!

Jesseca

Thursday 27th of March 2014

Thanks Rachael! It really is a good meal. And pretty easy to change if you don't love the sauce.

Greg Keeney

Monday 24th of March 2014

Just wanted to say thank you for the recipe! Whole family loved it (and believe me these kids are picky). As a guy who likes to cook I had to chime in for the testosterone clan:) Keep the recipes coming and keep on cookin'!

Jesseca

Tuesday 25th of March 2014

So glad it worked out for you and your picky eaters! And thanks for speaking up for the men!

Karina

Monday 17th of March 2014

I had no idea that Harmon's had cooking classes! Now I will have to check it out.. I used to live super close to one and now I'm sad that I'm super far away from one... And your recipe look delicious!

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