Comments: This is a fun presentation and is similar to Chicken Cordon Bleu, but with Asparagus. The kids love this one and it’s nice enough for company.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
1 1/4 pounds chicken breast, boneless and skinless
4 ounces ham, sliced
1/3 cup cheese, Swiss, grated
6 spears asparagus
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/3 cup bread crumbs, Italian herb flavored
1 tablespoon olive oil
Preparation: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Trim tough ends from the asparagus and wrap them in a damp paper towel and cook in the microwave oven for 1 minute to soften. Cut each spear in half. With a small knife, carefully cut each chicken breast in half like a book, but don’t cut all the way through. Open it up and lay it flat on the cutting board. Divide the ham and asparagus among the chicken breasts and arrange them in layers over one end of the chicken, then top with cheese. Begin rolling up the chicken starting with the end that has the ham and filling. Secure the edges with toothpicks. Use a pastry brush to spread the mustard over each piece of chicken and then roll in the bread crumbs (for lower calories and carbs you can omit the mustard and bread crumbs and just season with salt and pepper instead). Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and heat. Place the chicken in the skillet and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes each side, turning 3 times to brown all over. Place the browned chicken breasts in a baking dish and continue cooking in the oven for about 10 minutes until cooked through.
Nutrition: Per Serving About: 290 calories, 11 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 36 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 810 mg sodium; WW Points plus value 7