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Asparagus Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

Asparagus Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

No one will be able to resist these lovely open-faced sandwiches that definitely say "spring". Served on toasted English muffins, slices of chicken and tomato are topped with fresh asparagus spears, then draped with a creamy lemon sauce. "This is a great way to use leftover chicken or turkey," says Anca Cretan of Hagerstown, Maryland.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces sliced cooked chicken breast
  • 4 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • Paprika, optional


  • 1. Place asparagus in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside. In the same pan, combine the sour cream, lemon juice, mustard and salt; cook on low until heated through. Remove from the heat.
  • 2. Place chicken on a microwave-safe plate; microwave on high for 45-60 seconds or until warmed. Place two English muffin halves on each serving plate. Top with chicken, tomatoes, asparagus and sauce. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 385 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 645mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 reduced-fat milk.

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

"I used a rotisserie chicken from BJ's. This was delicious, however I felt the sauce was missing something... maybe just some pepper would have done the trick. We loved it otherwise, and even my 3-year-old ate it. It is a little messy... but worth it!"

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