Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast

I’ve been meaning to write a post about Sarah Fragoso’s Everyday Paleo┬ábut I just haven’t had the time yet. Tonight, I decided to make one of the dishes from the book, Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast.

One of the things I liked the most about this recipe was how few ingredients there were. I only needed EVOO, organic chicken breasts, asparagus, ham, and toothpicks! Simple enough!

I didn’t want to go through the headache of cooking a ham and cubing it, so I bought some smoked ham in snack packs which worked perfectly for this meal. The only preparation you have to do is blanching the asparagus, which only took a few minutes. I also ran into a problem of the olive oil dripping off the chicken and running onto the counter. Whoops! Nothing that couldn’t be cleaned up. I butterflied the chicken breasts and stuffed them the best I could. I used the toothpicks to hold the chicken together.

Throw it in a preheated oven and let it cook for about 20 minutes (or until well done) and that’s it. No fuss…not much of a mess…and it sure looked yummy!

Just a word of advice, do NOT use colored toothpicks unless you want colorful chicken! I should have known better, but didn’t think about it. The chicken was quite flavorful and moist. The meal turned out much better than I thought it would based on the amount of work that went into it. Even Mike liked it! I highly recommend it for an easy meal.

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