Chicken Asparagus Roll-ups Recipe

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Chicken Asparagus Roll-ups are proof that you don’t need a complicated recipe with lots of ingredients to have a healthy, tasty and beautiful entree.

Chicken Asparagus Roll-ups on plate

Roll, wrap or stuff your chicken…with asparagus. It’s an easy way to up the fun factor at dinner that takes very little time. Consider this:

Baked chicken with asparagus lined up next to it. Tasty, but ho hum.

Chicken layered with Swiss cheese and rolled with a few stalks of fresh asparagus in the middle. Delicious and FUN.

See what I mean? We used this technique at our meal assembly kitchen all the time with recipes like Mango Chutney Chicken and Brie Roll-ups and Chicken Cordon Blue. This type of entree freezes well before cooking too.

So…why aren’t you wrapping and rolling more? Let’s knock down all the stumbling blocks.

How to Make Chicken Asparagus Roll-ups

To make this easy dinner recipe, all you need to do is layer a slice of Swiss cheese over a thin-sliced chicken cutlet and roll in some fresh asparagus that has been blanched or cooked for a few minutes in the microwave.

Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top to seal in the juices and bake. Ta-Da! You have a tasty, entertainment-worthy presentation that took very little time or effort.

Use your extra time to make a fabulous side dish or dessert…or do your nails. Time is on your side and under your control. ๐Ÿ™‚

Note for Gluten-Free, Low-Carb and South Beach Diets – Whole wheat panko breadcrumbs add a minimal amount of carbs. However, another option which we love is to dust the top with almond meal!

How to flatten chicken for Chicken Wrapped Asparagus

Don’t! Use chicken cutlets instead. The size and of the pieces can vary depending upon what and where you buy them. If needed, and it often is, overlap pieces to achieve the desired size.

Another option is to pound the chicken to about 1/4 inch thickness. Place the chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap or in a plastic bag and gently pound.

The key is uniformity. Ultimately, you want the rolls to be about the same thickness so that they cook evenly.

How to tell when Asparagus Wrapped Chicken is done

Use a meat thermometer. Chicken is “done” and safe to eat when it reaches an internal temperature on 165 degrees F. The chicken will not be pink, but it will be moist and juices will run clear if you cut it.

But, you don’t want to be cutting into these beautiful roulades before dinner has even started!

Insert a meat thermometer into one of the roll-ups and keep it there until it reaches the proper temperature. Check out the one we use in our Amazon Shop.

Asparagus wrapped chicken in baking dish

How to Freeze Chicken Asparagus Roll-ups

Prepare the recipe up to the point where it would go into the oven or through Step 8. Place the chicken in a freezer safe container with a lid and jot down the contents. When you are ready to cook the chicken, remove the container to the refrigerator and allow the chicken to defrost overnight and then cook it according to the directions. Use within 2 months.

Any way you happen to roll, it’s an easy and fun technique that’s always a crowd-pleaser. 

If you have some leftover asparagus, toss it into brown rice or couscous. This Rice with Mushrooms and Asparagus by Primavera Kitchen looks like a winner!

Please rate this recipe and tag @DinnerMom or #DinnerMom on social media. We love to see what you are cooking up.

Chicken Asparagus Roll-ups

Chicken cutlets are layered with Swiss cheese, topped with fresh asparagus and then rolled up for a tasty entree with a pretty presentation.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 256kcal


  • 16 asparagus stalks hard ends snapped off
  • 16 ounces chicken cutlets about 1/4 inch in thickness
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 teaspoons breadcrumbs whole wheat seasoned or panko; see notes for SBD Phase 1


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place asparagus in a microwave-safe container with 1 Tablespoon water and cover with a lid or plastic wrap.
  • Microwave asparagus on high for 1-2 minutes or until asparagus is tender, but still firm. Set aside.
  • Place chicken cutlets on a flat surface and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Layer a slice of Swiss cheese over each chicken cutlet.
  • Place 4 asparagus stalks on top of each slice of Swiss cheese.
  • Roll chicken up jelly roll style. Secure with a toothpick, if necessary.
  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of breadcrumbs over each chicken roll-up, if using.
  • Place chicken roll-ups in a baking dish.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink and has reached a temperature of 165 degrees F.


Minimal breadcrumbs are used in this recipe and may be left off low-carb or gluten-free diets. Another option is to lightly dust with almond meal.
For regular chicken breasts or cutlets that are a little thick, place chicken between to sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound to a quarter inch thickness.


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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Chicken wrapped asparagus on plate



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  1. This looks delicious, Marjory! Pinned and Stumbled!

  2. Genius! Why didn’t I ever think of stuffing chicken with Asparagus??!!

  3. What a great idea! We love chicken and asparagus, and I bet everybody would get a kick out of seeing this dish on their dinner plates.

  4. My husband just discovered he likes roasted asparagus…I should make these for him. We love chicken…and I love easy, esp. on a busy weeknight!!

  5. Who knew such a classy meal could be so simple? I’m dying over that mango/brie version too. Yummy!

  6. I can’t believe something this amazing is only 5 ingredients. This is going to be a must try on my list.

  7. What a gorgeous presentation, Marjory!!! Elegant enough for company!!!

  8. What a beautiful presentation. I love the roll up and you’ve given me the idea that this is something I should do more often.

  9. I have always loved these roll-ups with asparagus inside. Yours look so good!!

  10. These are very elegant! They’d be perfect to serve at a dinner party!

  11. Stunning, and appetizing too.

  12. The Ninja Baker says

    May I roll in 2 directions? Both your roll-up recipes sound divine! Thank you for sharing this oh so elegant but do-able dish how-to =)

  13. oh my goodness!!! I love this! and so elegant and delicious! I can’t wait to try this!

  14. Yummy! This looks amazing!

  15. I love these ~ what a great idea. Quick, easy, delicious. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Simple, delicious and brilliant! This is going on our menu for next week!

  17. These look absolutely fabulous! I love the simplicity, and the presentation is so lovely!

  18. Ooh such a creative and elegant entree dish!!Would love to try it for sure as we love chicken and asparagus!!

  19. Great technique!

  20. This reminds me of an omelette I had once with all these ingredients. This would be excellent on any dinner plate!

  21. I love chicken roll ups. Swiss and asparagus sound like a great combo, can’t wait to try it out.

  22. Easy and elegant!

  23. What a great idea, Marjory! Your roll ups are so pretty that I could see them at a fancy dinner party. Guests would be very impressed!

  24. Awesome idea, and so elegant!

  25. What a gorgeous recipe-wonderful for everyday but a gorgeous, ‘special’ dinner too.

  26. Looks very elegant, Marjory!

  27. Chicken, asparagus, and cheese? How can you go wrong with that?? Thanks so much for the dinner inspiration!!

  28. Love this! Asparagus is one of my favorite greens. I normally wouldn’t think to pair it with swiss, but I think the combo would work well!

  29. I was hoping that was Swiss cheese when I saw the melty temptation beneath the chicken! YAY! I love chicken roll ups. ๐Ÿ™‚ Asparagus is a bonus.

  30. Quick, easy, and a fun dish too. There is something about rolled up food that just makes it fun in some way.

  31. Delectable five ingredient entrรฉe. Love how you used the thin chicken cutlets to make this.

  32. Using chicken cutlets makes these even easier. I overlapped two small ones and it worked perfectly!

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