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Asparagus-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Asparagus-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

"Want to turn chicken into restaurant-quality gourmet fare? You cant get much quicker than Renee Smiths Asparagus-Stuffed Chicken Breasts drizzled with a luscious lemony sauce and sprinkled with toasted almonds. This easy microwave recipe has been a family favorite for many years, writes Renee from Clinton Township, Michigan. TIP: Serve with Mandarin orange sections to round out the meal. "
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25 m servings
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  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Spread with mustard; sprinkle with onion. Place asparagus spears down the center of chicken; fold over and secure with toothpicks if necessary.
  2. Place seam side down in an ungreased 8-in. square microwave-safe dish. Sprinkle with cracker crumbs. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 6-8 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Keep warm.
  3. For sauce, in a small microwave-safe bowl, melt butter. Gradually whisk in egg yolks, lemon juice, water and salt. Microwave, uncovered, at 30% power for 30 seconds or until mixture reaches 160 degrees F and is thickened, stirring once. Spoon over chicken. Sprinkle with almonds. Remove toothpicks.


  • This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

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I loved this recipe, I was a little nervous about cooking chicken in the micorwave so I used the oven instead and it was an absolute hit!!

Most helpful critical review

A bit bland, I added extra bacon.

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I loved this recipe, I was a little nervous about cooking chicken in the micorwave so I used the oven instead and it was an absolute hit!!

Followed recipe ingrediants exactley except I baked in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes or so. Delicious!!!! Wow! Hubby thought these would also be good with a slice of deli ham and swiss ro...

This was very good but I changed somethings around due to lack of ingrediants. I used honey dijon mustard and added half a slice of pepperjack cheese to each breast. On top of that I added 2 pie...

I'm a 66 year old retired guy cooking for his still working beautiful nurse wife. I skipped over this recipe when I saw the microwave cooking but as I read the reviews I tried it in the oven at...

This came out really good. First I seasoned both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper then squirted a dollop of the mustard on each piece (didn't measure) and spread it out. I did not have ...

I am a first time cook, and I hope this was not just beginners luck! The taste was really good, and it looked like it took me the whole morning to make. Definitely doing this again

This is CRAZY good! I did not use the microwave though, freaked me out. And being that it was a micro recipe I was not sure, even after baking it if it would be good. My husband took one bite an...

I really enjoyed this recipe as did my husband. I was also really worried about cooking the chicken in the microwave so I baked it in the oven. This recipe was also good with pork chops and i us...

Restaurant quality. I followed this recipe as is and it was very good. I typically don't like to cook my food in the microwave, but I said I'd give it a try, especially since I needed somethin...

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