Tasty Tuesday – Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

Sorry I missed last week’s Tasty Tuesday entry…  This not having a kitchen thing is really starting to get to me.  Yes the Queen of Takeout (I even have the coffee mug to prove it, but it’s currently in a box in storage) is tired of eating out.  I really miss healthy food.  I am seriously craving veggies!  So this week while we were house sitting I took full advantage and used the kitchen to make a home cooked, healthy meal!

I found a recipe on Pinterest for Asparagus Stuffed Chicken.  I loved the concept, but I’m not so good at the whole following directions thing.  So I went with the general concept, but adjusted it to fit my tastes and style.

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Ingredients:

1 large chicken breast (cut into cutlets)

asparagus

olive oil

garlic

salt & pepper

low fat cooking spray

whole wheat bread crumbs

shredded mozzarella cheese

First I took 1 large chicken breast and cut it into 3 cutlets and trimmed off the icky stuff.  Then I sauteed the asparagus with about a tablespoon of each garlic and olive oil.  I left it slightly undercooked, so that it wouldn’t get too floppy in the oven when I baked the chicken all the way through.

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Once the asparagus was done, I laid the chicken cutlets in a baking dish I had sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

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I then added some shredded mozzarella, 3-4 stalks of asparagus, and salt & pepper to taste.

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I rolled the chicken up and made sure the seem was facing the bottom of the pan, so that the contents wouldn’t leak all over the dish.

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After all the rolls were set, I dusted the tops with whole wheat bread crumbs.

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Then it was into the preheated oven for 20 minutes of baking at 375 degrees.

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It was a relatively quick and easy dinner.  I put the rest of the asparagus out as a side dish, and it was a nice and easy weeknight meal.

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