Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Swiss Cheese toppedChicken Breast baked on bed of Asparagus $5.38

TBL night, and wanted to make something special, but time is not permitting a complicated meal for Kim nor me tonight, so we are combining some good ingredients and hoping for the best. I love cheese of any kind, so how can we go wrong with asparagus and swiss cheese in the same dish. We got our protein, our dairy and vegetable serving with this dish.
4 chicken breast$3.00
4 slices of swiss cheese .64
10 oz frozen or fresh asparagus$1.99
3 tablespoons olive oil .25
1/2 cup chicken broth .20
1/2 cup white wine .30
salt and pepper

preheat oven to 350
season chicken
place chicken in baking pan and add white wine, 2 tablespoon olive oil and broth
bake for 20 minutes, top each peice of chicken with swiss cheese and bake 5 more minutes until cheese is melted
in skillet heat remaining Tbsp oil, add asparagus, saute for 5-6 minutes, season with salt and pepper
divide aspargus evenly on 4 plates
place a chicken breast on each bed of asparagus

KIM's notes:
So, we needed to grill the chicken because the sun is shining and it is over 60 degrees.  Well, that I thought that flavor would go good tonight.  So, Joe grilled the chicken and I cooked the asparagus in a frying pan with 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup chicken stock, and 1 tsp garlic salt.  Honestly, the best asparagus Joe's had in forever... and it was frozen.  Ellie, Jacob & Jenna each at 2 bites of aspargus. 
I will admit that my dish would be LOADS more attractive if I had broiled the cheese, but the hockey schedule got in the way of the gourmet cooking, so you get the following - at least you get the idea!

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