Dinner is served! This asparagus stuffed chicken is on the menu tonight.
This is a MEAL.
A perfect-for-spring, healthy and comforting meal. We love it!
Today we’re stuffing our chicken with asparagus and eating it! And throwing a bunch of scallions in our mashed potatoes.
It’s going to be good.
While the title seems ridiculously complicated, the dish itself is not! There is, indeed, asparagus (and brie cheese!) stuffed in the chicken breasts. And the entire thing is wrapped in prosciutto. But it comes together easily… and deliciously!
By cutting a pocket into the chicken breast, you can stuff it with brie and the asparagus spears. Then we wrap the entire thing in prosciutto (I’m always into this) so the cheese doesn’t spill out while cooking. The prosciutto also gets so crispy crunchy, like super thin bacon. It’s wonderful.
The chicken starts in a skillet and finishes in the oven, which also allows the asparagus to roast.
So you have your chicken and vegetables in one little pouch!
To take things really over the top, I like to serve this with scallion smashed potatoes. I mean, this plate is so wonderful to serve your family or friends.
These scallion smashed potatoes are a little refreshing spring take on the classic. Now, I’ve rambled for years about how when it comes to traditional meals (like thanksgiving or christmas, where mashed potatoes are served), I prefer the classic, plain version.
However! When it comes to a special spring dinner, be it easter or even just… a random Wednesday night, I don’t mind a little something extra.
First, I keep the skins on when mashing the potatoes, bringing more texture to the dish. Eddie absolutely loooooves mashed potatoes this way!
Then, I throw in a bunch of sliced scallions. They add a little crispy crunch, some delicious onion-y flavor and all around bring the meal together.
Just look at this! The dish is so satisfying. (more…)
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