Asparagus and Buttered Leek Chicken Roulade

Published on
September 22, 2023
Intro
This recipe was created by our first ever intern, Nicole. Fancy enough for a dinner party but easy for weeknight dinners. Tender chicken, luscious leeks, gooey cheese, and crisp asparagus all rolled up and topped with savory red sauce. This is one delelectable bundle.
Asparagus and buttered leek chicken roulade ready to eat.
Prep Time:
15 Minutes
Cook Time:
25 Minutes
Servings:
4
Difficulty Level:
Medium
Ingredients

1/4 cup ricotta cheese

1/4 cup goat cheese

1 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided

2 tablespoons + 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon + 2 tablespoons Sicilian Seasoning

4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

1 tablespoon butter

1 leek, cleaned, chopped

1/2 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

1 egg

1 cup panko

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 1 3/4 pounds

12-14 pieces asparagus, cleaned and trimmed

Directions

1.Preheat oven to 350ºF.

2. Make cheese spread- In a small bowl mixing add the ricotta and goat cheeses, ¼ teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons of Parmesan, and 1 teaspoon Sicilian seasoning. Set aside.

3. In a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, sauté leeks in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and butter for 6 minutes, or until lightly brown. Transfer leeks to a bowl, wipe the skillet and set aside.

4. Thinly smear the cheese spread onto one side of the chicken.

5. Prepare the dredging station - In a shallow bowl (I prefer to use pie plates) add the flour with a teaspoon of salt and pepper in bowl, in a second shallow bowl whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water, and in third bowl, add the panko, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and the Sicilian seasoning.

6. Dredge the chicken roulade into the seasoned flour, then the egg, and then finally the panko.

7.  Then arrange 3-4 asparagus spears and a quarter of the sautéed leeks on top of the cheese seasoned chicken. Roll up and place seam side down.

8. In the skillet over medium-high heat, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive and sauté chicken roulades seam side down for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer the skillet in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 160ºF.

9. Meanwhile, make the Sicilian Red sauce recipe.www.vgourmet.com/classic-sicilian-red-sauce-0

10. Remove chicken from the oven, top with Sicilian red sauce, and additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Substitutions
Recipe Tip:
Need a faster recipe? Opt for a store bought red sauce.
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