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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

This asparagus stuffed chicken is loaded with brie cheese, asparagus spears and wrapped in prosciutto. Serve with scallion smashed potatoes!
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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces brie cheese
  • 12 to 16 asparagus spears, woody stems removed
  • 8 slices of prosciutto
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock

scallion smashed potatoes

  • 3 pounds baby yukon gold potatoes
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • kosher salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut a “pocket” into the side of each chicken breasts. I do cut from top to bottom so the asparagus can fit, but don’t cut the whole way through - you don’t want to fully butterfly it. If you do by accident - it’s fine! Because we’re going to wrap it in prosciutto.
  • Sprinkle the chicken all over, inside and out, with salt and pepper. Stick 2 ounces of brie cheese inside the pocket of each chicken breast. Stick 3 to 4 asparagus spears in next. Wrap the chicken breast with a slice or 2 of prosciutto. I find that 2 slices really works best to hold everything (the cheese!) inside.
  • Heat the olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook until the prosciutto is crispy on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Pour the stock in the skillet.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven uncovered and roast for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F. Make sure the thermometer is in the chicken and not in the brie!
  • Serve immediately with the scallion smashed potatoes.

scallion smashed potatoes

  • Fill a pot with the potatoes, cover them with cold water and add a few pinches of salt. Bring the pot to a boil. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Heat the butter and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add in the garlic. Turn off the heat.
  • Once the potatoes are tender, drain the water and add the potatoes back to the pot. Begin to mash them (skin and all!) with a potato masher or fork. Stream in the melted butter. Add in a few big pinches of salt and pepper - at least ¼ teaspoon of salt to start, but you may need more. Smash some more and taste. Smash in the sliced scallions. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed before serving.
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