Healthy Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts

This content originally appeared on Low Carb Yum. Republished with permission.

Love asparagus? You’ll want to give this easy stuffed chicken breast recipe a try. It’s a simple recipe for busy people or those just getting started on a low-carb diet.

Stuffed chicken may sound complicated, but it isn’t. It’s just a flattened piece of meat wrapped around a filling. To make this recipe, I just wrap seasoned chicken breasts around a few spears of asparagus. Then, I just bake it with homemade vinegar and oil dressing. That’s it!

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Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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A healthy asparagus stuffed chicken breast recipe baked in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This easy dish makes a wonderful keto meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 384kcal

Equipment

  • oven

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts skinless and boneless (4 breasts)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar balsamic or red wine
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 spears asparagus

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and salt. Set aside.
  • Pound each chicken breast with a mallet to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place 3 asparagus spears in the middle of each flattened chicken breast. Wrap chicken meat around the asparagus and secure with toothpicks. Arrange stuffed chicken in a baking pan then olive oil mixture evenly over the stuffed chicken.
  • Bake at 375°F for 25-30 minutes until chicken is fully cooked. Remove toothpicks prior to serving.

Notes

A few ways to change up the recipe:

  • Chicken can be topped with cream cheese or provolone cheese before wrapping around asparagus.
  • A low-carb “breading” made with seasoned almond flour or crushed pork rinds can be used to coat the chicken.
  • Each piece can be wrapped in bacon slices.
  • Marinara sauce can be used in place of the dressing and then topped with mozzarella cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 848mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.2mg


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Healthy Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Mediterranean Chicken of Love

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission.

By Chef Robert Lewis

You will find joy in serving this hearty dish. It’s rich in protein, packed with vegetables, and flavored with herbs.

Mediterranean Chicken of Love

Tender, juicy chicken infused with garlic and herbs is blended with tomatoes and beans for a rich and full-flavored nod to Greek cuisine.

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 2 white button mushrooms (large, sliced)
  • ½ red bell pepper (sliced)
  • ½ green bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 Roma tomato (diced)
  • ½ red onion (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 5-6 stalks asparagus
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic
  • 8 oz skinless chicken (sliced, precooked )
  • 10 black olives (pitted )
  • 1 can white Italian beans (15 oz., drained)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • ½ fresh lime
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and asparagus and sauté for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the cooked chicken and garlic.
  4. Lower heat. Add vegetable broth, oregano, rosemary, basil, diced tomatoes, beans, olives, and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. Cook over low heat until chicken is nice and hot.
  6. Season with pepper to taste and a squeeze of lime.

Mediterranean Chicken of Love RECIPE

Source: diabetesdaily.com

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