Skip to Content

Quick One-Skillet Asparagus Chicken Recipe

12 Shares
These Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Asparagus and Provolone, and infused with lemon zest are restaurant-quality!
Quick One-Skillet Asparagus Chicken Recipe

This keto-friendly chicken recipe is restaurant quality. Juicy chicken breasts perfectly seasoned with garlic and onion powder, paprika, mustard powder, and lemon zest enveloping crispy green asparagus and melty provolone cheese are perfect for entertaining or serving any day of the week!

Quick One-Skillet Asparagus Chicken Recipe

Ingredients For Asparagus Chicken

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Mustard powder
  • lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper
  • Asparagus
  • Provolone cheese slices
  • Avocado oil (or olive oil)

How To Make Quick One-Skillet Asparagus Chicken Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F and spray a 7×11-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Pound the chicken breasts thin between two pieces of plastic wrap, and season on both sides with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, mustard powder, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Place 4 asparagus spears and one slice of Provolone cheese on each chicken breast. Roll them as tight as you can.
  3. Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat and add the avocado oil. Once the oil is hot brown the chicken breasts for 4 minutes on each side. Cover the skillet with foil and bake for 15 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 160 F.

Quick One-Skillet Asparagus Chicken Recipe

Quick One-Skillet Asparagus Chicken Recipe

How Can I Prevent The Stuffing From Falling Out?

Place the stuffed chicken breasts seam-side down. If you can’t roll them tight enough, or if all you can do is fold the chicken breasts, use a toothpick to secure the chicken after stuffing. Remove them before serving them.

What If I Don’t Have An Oven-Safe Skillet?

No problem, use a regular skillet to brown the chicken breasts, then transfer them to a baking dish to bake them.

Quick One-Skillet Asparagus Chicken Recipe

How Do I Know When The Chicken Is Fully Cooked?

If you have a meat thermometer, cook them until the internal temperature reaches 155 F. If you don’t have one, make a small slit in one of the breasts and make sure the juices run clear.

Can I Prepare This In Advance?

You can stuff and wrap the chicken breasts up to a day in advance, and store them in an airtight container and the fridge. Bake when ready to serve.

Quick One-Skillet Asparagus Chicken Recipe

Quick One-Skillet Asparagus Chicken Recipe

These Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Asparagus and Provolone, and infused with lemon zest are restaurant-quality!
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 SERVINGS
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Meat mallet
  • Cutting board
  • Large oven-safe skillet
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 4- 4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • 16 asparagus spears
  • 4 slices Provolone cheese
  • 2 tsp avocado or olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 F and spray a 7x11-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Pound the chicken breasts thin between two pieces of plastic wrap, and season on both sides with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, mustard powder, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
  • Place four asparagus spears and one slice of Provolone cheese over each chicken breast. Roll them as tight as you can.
  • Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat and add the avocado oil. Once the oil is hot, brown the chicken breasts for 4 minutes on each side. Cover the skillet with foil and bake for 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 F.

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 494mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 5mg

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Substitute For Asparagus?

You can use your favorite vegetables like spinach or bell peppers. Make sure you slice or chop them to fit inside the chicken breasts.

I Don’t Have Provolone Cheese, What Else Can I Use?

You can use any melty cheese like Mozzarella, Swiss, or Pepper Jack.

The Chicken Is Browning Too Quickly. What Should I Do?

You can lower the heat of the stove to medium or medium-low to allow the chicken to brown without burning.

How Can I Make This Dish Healthier?

Add more veggies to make it more nutritious, and the cheese should be low-fat or low-calorie.

What Sides Go Well With This Dish?

You need a carb side dish like rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes, and a veggie dish like a salad, or steamed vegetables.

Can This Recipe Be Made Gluten-Free?

This entree is naturally gluten-free, just make sure all ingredients you use are gluten-free.

Quick One-Skillet Asparagus Chicken Recipe

12 Shares
Recipe Rating