Spinach Stuffed Chicken With Asparagus

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Time 50 mins
Servings 4
Difficulty Medium

UNITS

SCALE

INGREDIENTS

CHICKEN FILLING

  • 1 tsp Paprika , sweet
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp Onion powder
  • ½ cup Cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ cups Spinach , rinsed, dried, chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic , minced
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Salt

CHICKEN

  • 2 lbs Chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • For drizzle Olive oil , extra virgin

ASPARAGUS

  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil , extra virgin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 3 cloves Garlic , minced
  • 1 lb Asparagus , trimmed

METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 190°C / 375°F.
  • In a bowl, combine paprika, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • In another bowl, combine cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, spinach, garlic, lemon juice and salt.
  • Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle the spice mixture over both sides of the chicken breasts.
  • Cut a pocket by cutting into the side of each chicken breast. Spoon the spinach mixture evenly into each chicken breast.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a 33 x 23 x 5 cm / 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking dish. Bake until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 75°C / 165°F, about 25 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Cook garlic for about one minute - do not brown. Add asparagus, and cook for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Remove chicken from the oven. Serve with asparagus.

NOTES

  • Add red pepper flakes to spinach mixture if desired 

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