This is one of the best chicken recipes you’ll ever make! Tender and juicy chicken breasts stuffed with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. This is an easy keto-friendly Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe that you can make at any time. Serve this delicious dish with some roasted veggies, brown rice, quinoa, or your favorite side dish.

2 tablespoons Butter

Olive Oil

4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning mix

1 tablespoon Lemon zest
3 teaspoons garlic – minced and divided (2 teaspoons and 1 teaspoon)

4 slices Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

12 Asparagus stalks – ends trimmed

1-ounce Sun-dried Tomatoes – chopped
2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

½ teaspoon Salt

¼ teaspoon Cracked Pepper

⅛ teaspoon red pepper/chili flakes – optional


Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 400 degrees F.

Prepare the Chicken:

Step 2: Place the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Mix well until blended.

Step 3: On a clean chopping board, place the chicken. On the underside of the chicken, slice a pocket about ¾ of the way through. Then, pat dries the chicken using paper towels.

Step 4: With oil, lightly coat the chicken breasts and sprinkle with herbs and spice mixture. Do not forget to coat and sprinkle the pockets, too.

Step 5: In the pockets, drizzle the lemon zest and sprinkle with garlic.

Stuff the Chicken:
Step 6: Mix 2 tsp olive oil, 2 tsp minced garlic, and red pepper flakes (optional). Toss in the asparagus.

Step 7: In the pocket of each chicken breast, place 2 slices of fresh mozzarella, 3 sprigs of asparagus, and a few pieces of sun-dried tomatoes.

Step 8: Using 2 to 3 toothpicks, close each pocket.

To Sear the Chicken:

Step 9: In a large cast iron skillet (or oven-proof skillet), heat 2 to 2 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken and sear for about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown. Flip and continue to sear the other side until golden brown.

Step 10: Take off the heat and pour over the lemon juice and 1 tsp minced garlic. Put the lid on or cover the skillet with foil.

Finish Chicken in Oven – Immediately after Searing:

Step 11: In the preheated oven, place the skillet. If not using a cast-iron skillet, transfer everything into an oven-proof dish. Bake the chicken, covered with a lid of foil for about 10 to 15 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for another 5 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.

Step 12: Take the skillet out of the oven when done and tent the dish. Let the chicken rest for about 5 to 10 minutes.