This sauce does double duty, delivering tons of flavor and healthy asparagus at the same time. Make it a meal: Serve alongside brown rice and a green salad.
- 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
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 pounds), trimmed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2/3 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
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.
Whisk broth and 2 teaspoons flour in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.
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.
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.
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.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
306 calories; 15g total fat; 6g total saturated fat; 91mg cholesterol; 298mg sodium; 7g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 31g protein
These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.
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