Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chicken Asparagus Rollatini with Red Currant Glaze

This is an inexpensive healthy dinner with a nice presentation and fast prep. time. It might make your grill a sticky mess, but the flavor is worth it!

Ingredients (serves 4):

4 well-trimmed chicken breasts
1 bunch asparagus (the thinner the better)
1/2 cup red currants (sometimes sold as "Zante" currants)
6-8 oz. red currant preserve
olive oil


Pound chicken breasts to 1/2 - 1/4" thick (thickness will effect cooking time and "rollability"),
Brush with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and set aside,
Trim asparagus and steam approx. 2 minutes then immediately cool down in a cold water bath (this helps to keep them from being overcooked),
Place a small handful of currants and approx. 6-8 pieces of asparagus on chicken and roll tightly,
Secure with kitchen twine or toothpicks,
Brush entire roll with red currant preserve,
Preheat grill to med.-high and cook approx. 5 minutes, flip, brush with preserve and grill for another 5 minutes (or until done),
Plate, remove twine or toothpicks and top with additional red currant preserve


  1. Mmm - that red currant glaze sounds wonderful paired with the chicken!

  2. what a great idea, this looks amazing.

  3. oooh that's a great usage for fresh spring asparagus!