How to Chicken Fillets With Asparagus

by Karin Siöö

This is a wonderful dish that you should only make if you can get your hands on fresh and preferably locally cultivated asparagus. This was fresh but from Spain...

Supplies

  • 4 Chicken fillets
  • 4 slices of prosciutto or smoked ham
  • 250 Grams Asparagus
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • The sauce:
  • The thick parts of the asparagus
  • 100 Milliliters Crème fraîche
  • 100 Milliliters of the water the asparagus was cooked in
  • ½ of a basil pot
  • Salt & pepper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Start by chopping the onion. Cut off the stems of the asparagus but don't throw it away. If the stems are very coarse, peel them.

    Step 2

    Fry the chicken.

    Step 3

    Let 1 liter of water come to a boil with the salt and the sugar. Add the veggies.

    Step 4

    Let the fillets get a nice color. Don't let it get too crowded in the pan, rather place the fillets already fried in a dish.

    Step 5

    Once the larger pieces of asparagus are ready - it only takes a couple of minutes - remove them from the boiling water.

    Step 6

    Continue to cook the onion and the asparagus stems. Depending on the size of the asparagus stems it takes another 5-7 minutes.

    Step 7

    When properly cooked sift the veggies. Keep the water though, some of it will be used soon. Pour the veggies into a container. Use a hand mixer to make a purée. Add 50 ml of the water.

    Step 8

    Add basil. Of course it tastes so much more with fresh basil but I forgot to buy it, so here I've used frozen (maybe 2-3 tblsp).

    Step 9

    Stir and add crème fraîche.

    Step 10

    Stir well.

    Step 11

    The chicken has got enough color. Add 100-150 ml of the water the veggies were cooked in.

    Step 12

    Put on a lid and simmer for about 10 minutes. Then add the lovely green sauce to the chicken pan.

    Step 13

    Like so. Make sure the fillets are covered.

    Step 14

    Roll 2 asparagus in a slice of ham and put it on top of each fillet.

    Step 15

    Like so.

    Step 16

    One more...

    Step 17

    And yet a few more. Here I've used prosciutto but it also works with regular smoked ham.

    Step 18

    Add grated parmesan.

    Step 19

    And some black pepper.

    Step 20

    Enjoy a spring inspired dinner!

    Step 21

    Serve with boiled potatoes and/or a salad.