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Asparagus & Prosciutto Chicken Roll Ups

These savory Asparagus and Prosciutto Chicken Roll Ups are a cheesy and flavorful Italian dinner recipe. They’re made with prosciutto, chicken, asparagus and gooey mozzarella.

grilling Asparagus Prosciutto Chicken Roll ups

An Easy Chicken Dinner Idea Everyone Loves

This hearty comfort food meal is easy to make, it’s delicious, and perfectly seasoned. Juicy chicken breasts are layered with prosciutto, asparagus, and mozzarella cheese. All you have to do is roll them up and pop them in the oven!

This recipe is a crowd-pleaser that you can have on the table in 30 minutes. Serve it for dinner, or cut each rollup in half and serve as an appetizer.

What Are Chicken Roll Ups?

A chicken roll up is exactly what it sounds like – chicken rolled up around a delicious filling! In this recipe we roll chicken breasts around asparagus, ham, and cheese. Every bite is full of savory goodness! You just have to place a toothpick into the roll ups so they keep their shape.

chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, cheese, and asparagus held together with a pair of tongs

Recipe Ingredients

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts: Cut your chicken breasts in half, longwise, and pound them with a mallet until they’re about 1/4 of an inch thick.
  • Cooking Spray
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Paprika: Use smoked paprika if you want to add a subtle smoky flavor to your chicken.
  • Prosciutto
  • Fresh Mozzarella – you can also use mozzarella cheese slices or provolone cheese slices, but they will melt a bit sooner than the fresh mozzarella.
  • Asparagus: Cut the asparagus stalks into 3-inch pieces and only use the piece with the asparagus-tips. I also suggest to use thinner asparagus stalks – they’re much easier to roll up.
slice of prosciutto set over a raw chicken breast

How to Make Chicken Roll Ups with Asparagus & Prosciutto

  1. Prepare for Baking: Preheat your oven to 400˚F and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. You can also use a well oiled grill pan.
  2. Season Chicken: Arrange chicken breasts on the foil-lined baking sheet and lightly coat with cooking spray. Season chicken breasts with salt, fresh ground black pepper, Italian Seasoning and paprika.
  3. Layer & Roll: Layer each chicken breast with prosciutto, cheese, and a stalk, or two, of asparagus. Roll them up, starting at the wide end of each chicken breast.
  4. Fasten with Toothpicks: Set on the baking sheet, seam side down, and add a toothpick through each chicken breast to keep things together.
  5. Spray with Cooking Spray: Lightly spray your roll ups with cooking spray. If desired, you can add a crack of black pepper on top of the breasts.
  6. Bake: Cook for 22 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and tops are golden.
  7. Remove from Oven: Remove your roll ups from the oven and let them stand for a few minutes before serving.
raw chicken breast rolled up with asparagus spears and cheese slice

Tips for the Best Chicken Roll Ups

  • Coat with Bread Crumbs for a Crunchy Crust: If you want to add some crunch to your roll ups, brush them with butter or egg-wash and cover them with seasoned bread crumbs.
  • Try Different Seasonings: You can play around with the seasonings in this recipe to achieve different flavors. Try using smoked paprika or a pinch of spicy cayenne pepper.
  • Use Boneless Chicken Breasts: You won’t be able to roll up your chicken breasts if they have bones in them. Make sure you use boneless, skinless breasts so you can flatten and roll them.

Serving Suggestions

There are so many sides that taste amazing with this chicken dinner. If you’re not sure what to serve it with, I’ve got you covered:

three chicken roll ups stuffed with asparagus, prosciutto, and cheese, and cooking on a grill pan

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

  • Store leftover chicken roll ups in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. They are also freezer friendly! Enjoy frozen roll ups within 2-3 months.
  • To reheat leftovers, bake them at 350°F until hot and cheese is bubbling. If you’ve frozen them, thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
grilling Asparagus Prosciutto Chicken Roll ups
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5 from 5 votes

Asparagus and Prosciutto Chicken Roll Ups

These savory Asparagus and Prosciutto Chicken Roll Ups are a cheesy and flavorful Italian dinner recipe. They're made with ham, chicken, asparagus and gooey mozzarella.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken dinner, chicken dinner ideas, chicken dinner recipes, chicken roll ups, Italian dinner, Italian dinner recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Katerina

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise and pounded down to about ¼ inch thickness
  • cooking spray
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • 8 thin slices fresh mozzarella, you can also use mozzarella cheese slices or provolone cheese slices, but they will melt a bit sooner than the fresh mozzarella.
  • 8 stalks asparagus

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • Arrange chicken breasts on baking sheet and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  • Season chicken breasts with salt, fresh ground black pepper, Italian seasoning, and paprika.
  • Layer each chicken breast with prosciutto, cheese, and a stalk or two of asparagus.
  • Roll them up, starting at the wide end of each chicken breast.
  • Set on the baking sheet, seam side down. Add a toothpick(s) through each chicken breast to keep things together.
  • Lightly spray chicken with cooking spray. Optionally, you can add a crack of black pepper on top of the breasts.
  • Cook for 22 to 24 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and tops are golden.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 413IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

12 Comments

  • Jen
    July 23, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    5 stars
    Such a great idea to freeze some for later too! We’re always looking for ways to change up our normal chicken dinner routine and this looks amazing!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      July 24, 2020 at 7:16 pm

      Thank YOU! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Amanda
    July 23, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Oh my these look so delicious I cannot wait to make them!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      July 24, 2020 at 7:13 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Toni
    July 24, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    5 stars
    I’d be happy to eat this for dinner any night of the week!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      July 24, 2020 at 7:13 pm

      I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much! 🙂

      Reply
  • Beth
    July 24, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    5 stars
    This recipe is so delicious and tasty! My family loves this recipe! Can’t wait to make this again!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      July 27, 2020 at 12:12 pm

      I am very glad you and your family enjoyed it! Thank you so much! 🙂

      Reply
  • Sara Welch
    July 26, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    5 stars
    This was everything a gourmet meal should be and then some! Worthy of a restaurant, indeed!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      July 27, 2020 at 12:09 pm

      I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much Sara! 🙂

      Reply
  • Sandra
    July 27, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    5 stars
    This quickly became a favorite meal at my house!!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      July 28, 2020 at 5:47 pm

      I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply

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