Mediterranean Elegance: Greek Stuffed Chicken Breast with Asparagus

Elevate your dining experience with this Mediterranean-inspired recipe for Stuffed Chicken Breast with Asparagus, Sun-dried Tomatoes, and Fresh Mozzarella. Bursting with flavors, this dish combines the savory goodness of seasoned chicken with the freshness of asparagus and the richness of sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that brings the taste of the Mediterranean to your table.


  • 4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning mix
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Cracked Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon zest
  • 3 tsp. garlic – minced and divided (2 tsp. and 1 tsp.)
  • ⅛ tsp. red pepper/chili flakes – optional
  • 12 Asparagus stalks – ends trimmed
  • 1 oz. Sun-dried Tomatoes – chopped
  • 4 slices Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2-3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. butter

Directions: Preparation:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place the chicken breasts on a clean chopping board, cut a pocket on the underside about ¾ of the way through, being careful not to cut all the way through. Pat each chicken breast dry with a paper towel.
  4. Lightly coat each chicken breast with olive oil, then sprinkle the herb and spice mixture on all sides, including inside the pocket of each piece of chicken.
  5. Sprinkle lemon zest and 2 tsp. minced garlic in the pockets of each chicken breast.
  6. Toss the asparagus with 2 tsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. minced garlic, and red pepper flakes if using.
  7. Place 3 sprigs of asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, and 1 slice of fresh mozzarella in the pocket of each chicken breast. Close each pocket with 2-3 toothpicks.

Cooking: 8. Heat 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil in a large cast iron skillet (or oven-proof skillet) over medium-high heat.

  1. Once the pan is hot, add the chicken and sear until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side (may take longer).
  2. Remove from heat. Pour lemon juice and 1 tsp. minced garlic in the skillet, then cover with a lid or foil.
  3. Place the skillet in the preheated oven. If not using a cast iron skillet, ensure that the skillet is oven-proof.
  4. Bake the chicken covered for 10-15 minutes, then remove the lid or foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to confirm the internal temperature has reached 165°F.
  5. Remove the skillet from the oven, cover, and let it rest for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Remember to remove the toothpicks before serving.
  7. Spoon a little of the pan juices over the chicken when serving.

Enjoy! 🍽️

Conclusion: In conclusion, this Greek Stuffed Chicken Breast with Asparagus recipe combines simplicity with elegance, offering a taste of the Mediterranean in every bite. With a perfect blend of herbs, spices, and vibrant ingredients, this dish is a showstopper for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or preparing a special family meal, savor the rich flavors and textures of this exquisite chicken recipe. Allow the aromas of the Mediterranean to waft through your kitchen and transport you to a place of culinary delight.

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