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Chicken & Asparagus With Melted Gruyere

Chicken & Asparagus With Melted Gruyere

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For this elegant dish, boneless chicken breast and asparagus are smothered in a luxurious white-wine sauce with just the right amount of melted Gruyère cheese. Tarragon and lemon add a delicious light flavor that is perfect with asparagus.

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes
  • 8 ounces
    asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2/3 cup
    reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons
    plus 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (1 1/4 pounds), trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon
    canola oil
  • shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup
    white wine
  • 1/3 cup
    reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon
    chopped fresh tarragon, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 2 teaspoons
    lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup
    Gruyere cheese, shredded
  1. Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan, add 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and steam for 3 minutes. Uncover, remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Whisk broth and 2 teaspoons flour in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Place the remaining 1/4 cup flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and dredge both sides in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side, adjusting heat as needed to prevent scorching. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  5. Add shallot, wine and the reserved broth mixture to the pan; cook over medium heat, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in sour cream, tarragon, lemon juice and the reserved asparagus until combined. Return the chicken to the pan and turn to coat with the sauce. Sprinkle cheese on top of each piece of chicken, cover and continue cooking until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories306
  • Fat15 g
    • Saturated fat6 g
  • Cholesterol91 mg
  • Carbohydrates7 g
    • Dietary fiber1 g
  • Protein31 g
  • Sodium298 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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