Asparagus and Mozzarella Cheese Wrapped in Breast of Chicken with Mustard Mayo Sauce

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Plated chicken,asparagus,wrap

This recipe features chicken breasts wrapped around cooked fresh asparagus spears, with a slice of mozzarella in between.

It then has a very tasty sauce poured over it before it is all baked in the oven, so no frying.

I have served it on Finy's special rice and boiled broccoli.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

2 large boneless chicken breasts, cut in half
cup of good quality mayonnaise
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 lemon, zest and juice
2 tsp dried tarragon
Bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed
4 slices mozzarella cheese
cup bread crumbs

Preheat the oven to around 215 if fan forced, and slightly more if not.

Grease a baking dish. Mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, lemon zest, tarragon, some salt and pepper, until the mixture is combined. Set aside.

The sauce

Cook the asparagus either in the microwave on high until bright green and just tender 1 - 1 minutes or boil in water. I prefer boiling in water, but either way is OK.

Place a chicken breast in a freezer bag or similar thick plastic and pound with the side of a meat tenderiser until it is about .60 cms thick. Repeat with the rest of the chicken breasts.

Beating chicken breasts between thick plastic

Place a slice of cheese on each breast.

Cheese on chicken breasts

Then add about 3 asparagus spears or 4 if you have enough.

Cooked asparagus spears on top of cheese

Roll the chicken breasts around the asparagus and cheese.

Starting to roll each breast

Continue rolling until it is a neat package.

Rolled up breasts

Place them in the prepared baking dish, seam side down if possible.

Using a pastry brush, apply the mustard-mayo mixture to each chicken breast.

In the baking dish

Sprinkle each roll with the bread crumbs and push firmly down with your fingers.

Bread crumbs pressed into sauce

Bake in the preheated oven until the crumbs are browned and the chicken juices run clear -this will be about 25 minutes.

Baked chicken rolls

Put one per person on each plate.

Finished chicken roll

Slice as thick as you like these. I served also with boiled broccoli and Finys fried rice

Ready to eat

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