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Chicken and Asparagus with Cream Dijon Sauce

Cream sauce made with Dijon mustard and sour cream works fabulously with chicken breasts and asparagus.



  1. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add them to the pan in a single layer.
  2. Sauté the chicken on both sides until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a platter and keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, place the asparagus in a microwave safe bowl with a splash of water and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Microwave the asparagus on high until it is just tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  4. Lower the heat and add the onions. Cook until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  5. Add wine to the pan, turn heat to medium and reduce the wine until it is almost completely evaporated.
  6. Add chicken broth and reduce it by half. Whisk in the mustard, sour cream, and tarragon and stir until the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  7. Add the chicken and asparagus to the sauce to heat them for a minute or two.
  8. Transfer the chicken and asparagus to a platter. Sprinkle with a little tarragon if using fresh.
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Wife and I made this tonight, both of us loved it! unfortunately I ate 3 portions, lol, well more exercise needed.
20 Mar 11 by member: daveand5
Made this about a week ago and it is FANTASTIC....making it again for dinner tonight. :) Thanks for submitting this recipe, it will be a regular dinner option for me. :)
27 Oct 10 by member: Angela H
I like my sauce slightly sharp so added a squirt of lemon juice. Delicious!
28 Jun 10 by member: chrisa1uk
my apologies. I forgot the Chicken Broth in the ingredient list. 8oz chicken broth should be on the list. You might want to recheck the points of calories. Should not make a huge difference.
22 Jan 10 by member: countrymama


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Nutrition summary:

There are 272 calories in 1 serving of Chicken and Asparagus with Cream Dijon Sauce.
Calorie break-down: 33% fat, 18% carbs, 50% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 82
Calories 272
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 9.09g 14%
  Saturated Fat 3.393g 17%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.991g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 4.024g  
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 157mg 7%
Potassium 663mg  
Total Carbohydrate 11.02g 4%
  Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%
  Sugars 3.46g  
Protein 31.38g  
Vitamin A 85% Vitamin C 72%
Calcium 41% Iron 84%
of RDI*
(272 calories)
14% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (17%)
Fat (33%)
Protein (50%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories