Chicken Asparagus Roll-Ups

By: Michaela Brown

 I love the fresh ingredients in this recipe. I like heading out to the farm and the gravel roads and searching for fresh asparagus that grows in our ditches in Northwest Iowa!






  • 4 chicken breasts, split, skinned, boned and pounded thin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus 
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 clove garlic. Minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups sliced white onions (cut ¼ inch thick)
  • 3 large tomatoes, sliced ½ inch thick
  • ½ cup chicken broth

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Season chicken breasts lightly with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Place 2-3 asparagus on each chicken breast half. Roll up tightly; secure with toothpicks, if necessary. Set aside.

Step 3

Combine flour, garlic, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp thyme and paprika. Roll chicken in this mixture.

Step 4

Place half of onions and tomatoes in bottom of 13 x 9 inch pan. Place chicken breasts over vegetables; top with remaining onion and tomato slices.

Step 5

Combine broth with remaining salt and thyme; pour around chicken. Cover pan loosely with foil.

Step 6
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, basting every 10 minutes. Uncover and bake until tender, about 10-15 minutes.