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.
Servings 4 servings
- 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