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Elegant Weeknight Chicken for Two Recipe

Elegant Weeknight Chicken for Two Recipe

“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. YIELD:2 servings


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


  • 1. Place the asparagus in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine wine and butter; pour over asparagus.
  • 2. Arrange chicken over asparagus; sprinkle with 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: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each 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.

Reviews for Elegant Weeknight Chicken for Two

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"THe chicken turns out really moist but the asparagus get too mushy for me. I made it again without And steamed vegetables on the side.I like to keep covered for most of the cooking time so the chicken doesn't dry out. Yum!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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