Chicken-Asparagus Roll-ups with Orange Yogurt Sauce and Couscous

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This recipe is based on one by Rachel Ray. I lightened it up significantly, it came out incredibly well.

"omg. i absolutely loved this thing. although there are no clear instructions how to make the sauce NOR couscous (and you can't assume a beginner like me knew) i didnt fail and my fam loved it. lots of compliments. very easy to make and extremely delicious. "

- c3andrea

Ingredients

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2 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 dash Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper; to taste
4 slices reduced fat 2% milk Swiss cheese
4 oz lean deli-sliced ham
12 thin spears asparagus; trimmed of tough ends and blanched
1 tsp olive oil
1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1/4 tsp orange zest
2 tbsp fresh orange juice
1/2 tsp honey

Original recipe makes 4

Servings  

Preparation

Halve the chicken breasts horizontally separating each into 2 cutlets.

Place each halved cutlet in an individual freezer plastic storage bag (with slider tab). Add a tablespoon of water to each bag and pound into1/8-inch thick cutlets.

Arrange the 4 cutlets on work surface. Season cutlets with salt and pepper on the side facing up. Cover each piece of chicken with 1 slice cheese and 1 oz ham. Starting on 1 side of the breast, place a small bundle of 3 asparagus spears. Wrap and roll the chicken around the asparagus. Wash hands.

Heat about 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil in a skillet (I used my new cast-iron pan, but you can use non-stick) over medium heat. When hot, using tongs, add the chicken roll-ups to skillet with seam side down. Season the roll-ups with salt and pepper. Cover the pan loosely with tin foil or lid and cook 4 to 5 minutes, turn roll-ups over and cook and other 4 to 5 minutes.

Combine Sauce ingredients in a bowl

Serve over couscous with the sauce drizzled over both

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Light, easy, and delicious. I substituted steamed broccoli and cauliflower for couscous as the side and made a little extra sauce to drizzle over everything. Thanks for the recipe - added to favorites to try again soon,
jpfleg55 1 year ago
Great recipe, my family loved it! I will definitely make it again!
Woodcent 1 year ago
I wasn't crazy about the sound of the sauce so instead I did a cream sauce as a base and then nestled the chicken roll ups in the sauce to cook. It's outstanding. I've made this recipe 6 or 7 times and it's been great every time
Jbluedog274 1 year ago
omg. i absolutely loved this thing. although there are no clear instructions how to make the sauce NOR couscous (and you can't assume a beginner like me knew) i didnt fail and my fam loved it. lots of compliments. very easy to make and extremely delicious.
c3andrea 2 years ago
Used plain Greek yoghurt and Pecorina Romano cheese. The meal was so light and flavorful, will definitely cook again soon.
melegan 2 years ago
Well I was rushed for time so I didn't get to do the sauce but the chicken roll up itself was great, I loved it!
Nic0le85 2 years ago
Not really into sweet sauces but was pretty good and very easy to make, thanks.
bengies69 3 years ago
This was so easy and so good. I used plain Greek yogurt. It turned out so well. I froze two servings with brown rice to use as a later quick meal, they re-heated well and were just as good. Love it.
lmfinch72 4 years ago
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FighttheFatFoodie 5 years ago
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