Very flavorful chicken and asparagus dish with almost a hollandaise-inspired flavor with a little crunch from the Panko breadcrumbs. Quick and easy to prepare, the presentation is simple yet elegant. Great served with artichokes!

Monica

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C). Grease a baking dish. In a bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, lemon zest, tarragon, salt, and pepper until the mixture is well combined. Set aside.

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  • Cook asparagus in the microwave on High until bright green and just tender, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Set the asparagus spears aside. Place a chicken breast between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the chicken breast with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Repeat with the rest of the chicken breasts.

  • Place 1 slice of provolone on each chicken breast, and top the cheese with 4 asparagus spears per breast. Roll the chicken breasts around the asparagus and cheese, making a tidy package, and place, seam sides down, in the prepared baking dish. With a pastry brush, apply a coating of the mayonnaise mixture to each chicken breast, and sprinkle each with panko crumbs, pressing the crumbs into the chicken to make a coating.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the crumbs are browned and the chicken juices run clear, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

530 calories; protein 36.8g 74% DV; carbohydrates 28.8g 9% DV; fat 33.3g 51% DV; cholesterol 97.2mg 32% DV; sodium 1169.9mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2012
I loved it!! Absolutely wonderful!! And you know I Completely disagree with the person before me Who doesn't like hearing how people tweaked the Recipe!! Before I make any recipe anymore I go through the reviews and it's so helpful to see what ideas people had. I think part of being a good cook is not always following the recipe as written but adding your own ideas and tastes to it!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2011
This just did not work for us. I was worried about the tarragon but I couldn't even taste it for all the lemon. The asparagus looked like it had been beaten up too. We'll be lucky to get the leftovers eaten. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2012
I loved it!! Absolutely wonderful!! And you know I Completely disagree with the person before me Who doesn't like hearing how people tweaked the Recipe!! Before I make any recipe anymore I go through the reviews and it's so helpful to see what ideas people had. I think part of being a good cook is not always following the recipe as written but adding your own ideas and tastes to it!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2010
You get alot of "Wow" factor for a pretty simple dish to make. I'd recommend putting some of the sauce in the middle of the roll up for more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2010
This was quite delicious, considering how easy it was to prepare. I made a few additions and changes: For the sauce, I used light mayo, omitted the lemon zest and salt, and added a little cayenne pepper to spice it up a little. I used a slice of proscuitto and shredded swiss cheese instead of a slice of provolone, and used 6-7 pieces of asparagus. Yummy!! Will definitely make this impressive dish again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2012
I would like honest ratings on the recipe as it is posted. That is much more helpful when deciding which recipes to use. Not when those reviews are not even for the same recipe that is posted. Why do people do that? Post your own version of the recipe, separately somewhere, please. That said, this recipe AS IS is fantastic. We have chicken at least twice per week and this will be in the recipe rotation. Thank you so much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2010
I followed the recipe without any changes aside from doubling the amount of asparagus. My husband commented that it was "gourmet". I will definitely make this again when asparagus is in season! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2010
Made this for dinner. The sauce is quite good; the lemon/tarragon combination is excellent. I made rice as a side dish but think garlic mashed potatoes would work better. This dish could easily impress invited dinner guests. Monica, thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2010
Fabulous dish. Made it for hubby & I for dinner tonight. It's a keeper recipe. Fancy enough to serve for company. I made the following adjustments: I added a tablespoon of the sauce between the chicken and provolone before rolling. Also discovered that I didn't have any tarragon. So I substituted marjoram. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2010
really yummy! I spread some of the mayonnaise mixture on the chicken breast before putting the cheese and asparagus down and rolling it up. Really added lots of nice flavor and helped to keep the chicken from drying out. Easy recipe that's good enough for company! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2010
I thought this was excellent easy to make and seemed like something you would get at a nice restaurant. I did tweak the sauce a bit because I did not have tarragon and don't know what it tastes like. After reading other reviews I wasn't afraid to try something different. Instead of the tarragon I used Essence of Emeril. Instead of the dijon mustard I used Koop's Spicy Brown and used some bottled lemon juice since I didn't have a fresh lemon. I did use 5 pieces of asparagus as one other person suggested adding add'l stalks. I used a little thicker coating on the top of the chicken and did also add a little inside the roll up as another reviewer suggested. I thought it was excellent! Tender chicken great flavor very eas to make - my husband loved it too! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2011
This just did not work for us. I was worried about the tarragon but I couldn't even taste it for all the lemon. The asparagus looked like it had been beaten up too. We'll be lucky to get the leftovers eaten. Read More
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