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Chicken and Asparagus Recipe

Chicken and Asparagus Recipe

With this recipe, you'll see fancy foods don't necessarily mean a lot of fuss. These "bundles" are prepared in no time and bake in the oven for a quick tasty dinner.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 24 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1/3 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Hot cooked white and wild rice blend, optional

Directions

  • 1. Cut each chicken breast half into 1/2-in. wide strips. Wrap two or three strips around three asparagus spears. Repeat with the remaining chicken and asparagus. Arrange in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. combine salad dressing, soy sauce, ginger, salt if desired and pepper. Pour over the chicken bundles. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake 15 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear. Serve over rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared with reduce-fat salad dressing and low-sodium soy sauce, without added salt and served without rice) equals 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 vegetable; also, 22 calories, 283 mg sodium, 73 cholesterol, 7 gm carbohydrate, 31 gm protein, 8 gm fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.