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Elegant Weeknight Chicken Recipe
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Elegant Weeknight Chicken Recipe

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“While this tasty chicken bakes, I make a salad with arugula, basil, red onion and plum tomatoes with a lemon vinaigrette.” Iliana Davila - Bear, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 300 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 395 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place the asparagus in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt and a dash pepper. In a small bowl, combine wine and butter; pour over asparagus.
  2. Arrange chicken over asparagus; sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Elegant Weeknight Chicken in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 300 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 395 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 37 g protein.

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

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