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Chicken/Asparagus Roll-Ups Recipe
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Chicken/Asparagus Roll-Ups Recipe

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I've had this recipe for many years, and I'm sure your readers will enjoy it. It's not only delicious, but you'll find it's low in calories, too!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 whole chicken breasts, split, skinned, boned and pounded thin
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups white onions, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 102 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 391 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Directions

  1. Season pounded chicken breasts lightly with salt and freshly ground pepper. Place 2-3 asparagus spears on each chicken breast half. Roll up tightly; secure with toothpicks, if necessary. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon thyme and paprika. Roll chicken in this mixture. Place onions and tomatoes in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, reserving 8 slices of each for top. Place chicken over vegetables; top with reserved onion and tomato slices. Combine broth with remaining salt and thyme; pour around chicken. Cover pan loosely with foil. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, basting every 10 minutes. Uncover and bake until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chicken/Asparagus Roll-Ups in Country Extra May 1990, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 102 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 391 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed May. 6, 2013

Just made this for my husband and I. We are both dieting and sounded great. Well it was great, the chicken was so tender and flavorful. I did add some fresh shredded Parmesan cheese inside the roll up and sprinkled some on top. Yummy!

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Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

The combination of asparagus, cooked onions, tomato and chicken is fantastic!

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Reviewed May. 11, 2011

A coworker gave me some fresh asparagus from their garden, so I decided to try this recipe. I liked that it was easy to make, healthy, and my husband said it "looked fancy"! Next time I make it I will probably add more garlic and add more pepper and seasonings and just skip the dipping in flour part.

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