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Stuffed chicken roll-ups with asparagus and cheese and smeared with fragrant pesto - an effortlessly impressive and satisfying main dish, or even an appetizer!

Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 639kcal
Author: Shinee
Stuffed chicken roll-ups with asparagus and cheese and smeared with herby pesto - an effortlessly impressive and satisfying main dish, or even an appetizer!
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Ingredients

  • 12 asparagus
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese block
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 teaspoon salt coarse kosher
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Wash asparagus and trim off the end, about 2 inches. Then cut each stalk in half. If the asparagus is thick, slice it vertically as well.
  • Slice the cheese into 8 thin slices.
  • To prepare the chicken: place each chicken breast between two plastic wraps and pound it with a meat tenderizer until chicken is evenly thin, about 1/2-inch thick.
  • To make the rolls: salt and pepper chicken breasts and spread a tablespoon of pesto on each chicken breast. Place 2 stalks of asparagus and 2 slices of cheese on each chicken. Carefully roll the chicken breasts. Secure the seams with toothpicks.
  • Place stuffed chicken breasts the seam side down on a baking sheet, lined with a parchment paper. Spread more pesto on the outside and sprinkle more Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until the chicken registers 165°F internal temperature. If needed, broil for 2-3 minutes to give a nice golden color.
  • Cool slightly, remove the toothpicks and serve.

Air Fryer Instructions:

  • Place the chicken rolls in the basket of the air fryer. Cook for 20 minutes at 350°F, or until the chicken registers 165°F internal temperature

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 639kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 1563mg | Potassium: 989mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1667IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 537mg | Iron: 2mg