Chicken and Asparagus Bundles Recipe
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Chicken and Asparagus Bundles Recipe

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My husband is a big asparagus fan, so I had to try this recipe. It's a mainstay when I want something unusual but simple for guests. For variety, you can leave off the sauce and serve the bundles chilled for lunch. —Donna Lohnes of Wooster, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 20 fresh asparagus spears (about 1 pound), trimmed
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 bundle with about 1/3 sauce) equals 207 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 316 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Flatten chicken breasts to 1/2-inch. Wrap each around five asparagus spears; secure with toothpicks. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine the oil, lemon juice and seasonings; pour over bundles. Cover asparagus tips with foil.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with the onions. Bake 12-15 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink and asparagus is crisp-tender. Remove bundles to a serving platter and keep warm.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and broth until smooth; stir in pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove toothpicks. Serve with sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken and Asparagus Bundles in Light & Tasty April/May 2001, p37

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 bundle with about 1/3 sauce) equals 207 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 316 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

One of our favorite ways to use asparagus.

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Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

Very good. I also only used three/four asparagus per bundle. Served it with diced grilled colorful potatoes, everyone LOVED it.

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2011

This recipe did not have much of a taste.....was very disappointed!! Would not make again!

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

Very tasty. I only used 3 asparagus spears per bundle. I omitted the green onions and instead sprinkled with fresh minced chives right before serving.

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

Chicken and Asparagus are one of our favorites and we loved it! It was also really good the next day reheated. Absolutely loved it!!

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