Asparagus and Buttered Leek Chicken Roulade
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, creamy cheese, crisp asparagus all rolled up and topped with savory red sauce. This is one delelectable bundle.
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup goat cheese
1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
2 tablespoons + 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, divided
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon butter
1 leek, cleaned, chopped
12-14 pieces asparagus, cleaned and trimmed
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 1 3/4 pounds
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1 cup panko
2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon Sicilian Seasoning
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
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.
In a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, sauté leeks in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and butter for 4-6 mins or until lightly brown. Transfer leeks to a bowl, wipe the skillet and set aside.
Thinly smear the cheese spread on one side of the dredged chicken cutlets. Then arrange 3-4 asparagus and a quarter of the sautéed leeks on each chicken breast.
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 2 tablespoons of Sicilian seasoning.
Dredge chicken roulade into the seasoned flour, then the egg, and then finally the panko.
In the skillet over medium-high heat, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive and sauté chicken roulades seam side down for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer the skillet in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 160ºF.
Meanwhile, make the Sicilian Red sauce recipe.www.vgourmet.com/classic-sicilian-red-sauce-0
Remove chicken from the oven, top with Sicilian red sauce, and Parmesan cheese, if desired.
If you are in a rush opt for a store bought red sauce.