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Chicken Stuffed with Asparagus & Feta
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Chicken Stuffed with Asparagus & Feta

55 Min(s)
30 Min(s) Prep
25 Min(s) Cook
Stuff chicken breasts with garlic, lemon zest, feta cheese and crisp-tender asparagus to make this simple but elegant dinner party dish.
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
2 Tbsp. oil, divided
4 bone-in chicken breast s (2-1/2 lb.)
1/2 lb. fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 2-inch lengths
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup ATHENOS Traditional Crumbled Feta Cheese
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley, divided
zest and juice from 1 lemon, divided
1/2 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh tarragon
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 400°F.
2
Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Remove from skillet.
3
Add remaining oil, asparagus and shallots to skillet; cook and stir 5 min. or until asparagus is crisp-tender, adding garlic to the skillet for the last minute. Stir in feta, 2 Tbsp. parsley and lemon zest; remove from heat.
4
Cut lengthwise slice in thickest side of each chicken breast, being careful not to cut through to opposite side. Stuff pockets with asparagus mixture; close pockets and secure with wooden toothpicks. Place in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
5
Bake 20 to 25 min. or until done (165°F). Cool 5 min. Meanwhile, cook and stir broth, cream cheese and lemon juice in same skillet on medium heat 2 to 3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in tarragon and remaining parsley.
6
Cut chicken breasts in half. Serve topped with sauce.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Size Wise
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
Tip 2
Substitute
Prepare using ATHENOS Crumbled Feta Cheese with Basil & Tomato.
Nutrition
Calories
280
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
21%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 95mg
32%
Sodium 240mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 4g
1%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 1g
2%
Protein 28g
56%
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
6%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
8 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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