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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Chicken wrapped Asparagus and Brie




This is my first day of summer break, my daughter has been out of school a week already, but our school's last day was Monday. The staff had a couple of days after that and now we can relax....or work on all the things that have been put aside during the busy school year. We'll see how much will actually get done. I do know there are a lot of things I want to try to make, and share my results with you. I have my list...I just have to find it, where do you all keep your list?


For summer meals I like to keep the cooking to a minimum, but let's face it, in Florida there are not too many times it's going to be cold enough to want to bake all day. I still use the oven all year, we have A/C. Anyway when I find chicken cutlets at Publix it make for an easy prep, of course I could of just made chicken piard and the whole thing would be done in minutes...



...but I had this big spool of cooking twine that I found at the outlet mall, and I'm talking BIG spool. I have to find things to tie up so I can use it. ..hehe! So the chicken is already sliced thin and I don't have to pound it out, asparagus is in season and it looks great, and I had some brie, and of course you could use another kind of cheese here.




First use sea salt and fresh ground pepper on the laid out chicken fillet, squeeze on a bit of lemon juice, and I sprinkled it with a little of my fine herbes blend (optional) . Lay down a couple of slices of brie, and asparagus. I just used one piece of asparagus because I wasn't sure how it would cook, and I didn't know if my daughter would eat it if I had more. It was small asparagus so I didn't par-boil it first, but I think next time I will add at least three pieces of asparagus.





Roll it all up and tie it with some cooking twine...if you need any twine let me know I'll send you some :D


Brown the chicken bundles on all side in a heated cast iron pan in a little butter or olive oil or a pan that you can finish off in the oven...



Transfer to medium heat (350°F) oven for 20-25 minutes until chicken is done...the cheese will ooze out and get all bubbly and yummy!





I served it with an organic brown rice couscous seasoned and cooked with broth, added asparagus, walnuts...





oops I forgot the balsamic mushrooms...just added it to the couscous.


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18 comments:

  1. Yay to the break!! How wonderful this dish!

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  2. I try to keep cooking to a minimum during summer too. Love the addition of brie to the chicken wrapped asparagus...adds that "creaminess" I am sure.

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  3. Lyndsey..this sound delicious...I think the balsamic mushrooms will be great for the couscous :) thanks for sharing this deliciousness :)

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  4. What a healthy and yummy combo! They look great...

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  5. Ahh chicken and brie, what a combo! good post...

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  6. What a great looking photo; I can almost taste thar cheese oozing out; perfect combination. Saving this one.
    Rita

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  7. These look so tasty Lyndsey. I will have to try this.
    Enjoy your "break". Can't wait to see all the cooking/baking you will be doing. :)

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  8. Oooh! That sounds delicious!

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  9. Chicken, Brie and asparagus. Those are 3 of my favorite ingredients. Lovely parcels.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  10. Love the melty cheese! Looks soooo good!

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  11. Laughing hard....about the huge roll of twine!!!!! You certainly put it to good use. I like the asparagus spears peeking out. And with cheese......delicious!

    You know, it was only last summer that it clicked about the western world eating light meals in the summer and keeping ovens off till winter. For me,a Nigerian living in an air-conditioned home then, the oven came on as and when. The weather was never a consideration.

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  12. Belinda - Yes, this summer I think I really needed the break! :D

    tigerfish - I love the creaminess! Cooking a whole meal in the rice cooker would be perfect for this time of year ;D

    Elin - I can't believe I forgot the balsamic mushrooms at first...even took photos without!

    Treat and Trick - it was yummy, I guess I could of added more asparagus and less cheese to make it healthier ;D

    Jay - Thank you dear!

    Foodness Gracious - a yummy combo!

    Rita - you are so nice...I almost wrote a disclaimer for the photos lol!

    Thanks Katrina, I have so many things I want to try out I don't know how I'm going to choose! Lol!

    Sassy - Thank you, good to see you again!

    Rosa - I think we share a lot of the same "likes" in food!

    pigpigscorner I know...you gotta love the melty cheese...I don't think I could hang around with someone who didn't like ooey gooey melty cheese! ;D!

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  13. Kitchen Butterfly - Ha! You know how when you see something at a good price and you think...I could use that? I thought it was a good idea at the time, but I'm not running a restaurant, lol! Good thing it doesn't spoil!

    Oz we do pretty much the same thing here in Florida...don't think too much about turning the oven on anytime. We also use the grill year round. Now my mom is another story, she lives in Michigan where it's colder in the winter and they don't like the heat like we have in Florida, and she'll do anything to avoid the oven in summer.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Yummy! Sounds great Lyndsey! Enjoy your summer break :-)

    I would gladly give up the extra time and pay to go to 10 month instead of 11 - you would think they would consider asking us for voluntary changes with all the budget cuts!

    I still have a couple weeks to go and now have to go to those miserable 10 hour days next week! Ick!!

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  15. You know what, I bought about 300gm of asparagus the other day and have forgetten to place them to the fridge. THe next day, about 50% of them has gone bad. :o( Bad momsie! Btw, I love how you dress up your asparagus. I will make it your way on my next menu. I'm going to visit my parents' in law this afternoon. Another busy day... Hope you're having a lovely day as well. Chat later.
    ((hugs)) & kisses
    Kristy

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  16. Congrats on having some time off! that's awesome! Can't wait to see what delicious recipes you concoct during it.

    As soon as you said brie, I was totally hooked on this! Delicious!

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  17. Wow, that looks really good! The asparagus grows wild here. My husband knows certain spots just off country roads where he stops and picks it. I never thought of wrapping them with chicken. I'm going to give it a try the next time I have asparagus in the house.

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