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Chicken Crepes with Asparagus & Mushroom Sauce

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Wow, do I have a treat for you! I am so excited to indulge you with one of my new favorite dishes!  Savory crepes filled with rotisassrie chicken and topped with a asparagus and mushroom cream sauce. Oh these little mini-wraps are a far cry from your usual sandwich and they make for a great change in pace from the average weeknight meal. Now don’t go thinking you can’t do this because you don’t know how to make crepes. Even more so, don’t you dare go thinking that I made my own crepes for this dish. I have had zero time lately during the day to cook let alone sit at the stove flipping crepes and crossing my fingers they turn out right.

Homemade crepes are wonderful and not hard at all but I always keep a package of store-bought crepes on hand in the refrigerator (they last forever) for those days when I don’t have time to make my own or even better- when I am craving nutella filled crepes and strawberries! So I am not knocking homemade crepes but I can tell you that for this dish, my magical store-bought crepes were the perfect stand in!

The filling for this crepe is loaded with flavors like dill, tarragon, lemon and nutmeg and accompanied by a few of my favorites such as ricotta cheese, fontina and caramelized onions. For the topping, I added sliced portabella mushrooms to a rich butter and white wine sauce along with chopped fresh asparagus, cream and a touch of balsamic vinegar. You can google chicken crepes and find loads of recipes but I dare you to find one with a balsamic flavored cream sauce. The vinegar adds a whole new level to this dish. It’s like a fancier version of chicken pot pie but only better!

One of those dishes you can easily make ahead of time and then pop in the oven for a quick and hot meal that is satisfying beyond words. A go to meal and a fancy one at that! I know your whole family will enjoy. Get Cooking!

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Chicken Crepes with Asparagus and Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients:

1 rotisserie chicken, chopped

1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese

Zest of 1 lemon

4 TBSP butter

1/4 cup Romano cheese

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1/2 cup chopped onion, or half of a large onion chopped

1 tsp salt and pepper each

1/2 tsp Slap Your Mama cajun seasoning

6 TBSP of fresh herbs such as chives, dill, fennel, basil or parsley (I used all the above!)

1/2 pound of fresh asparagus

1/2 pound of portabella mushrooms

3/4 cup vegetable stock or you could use chicken stock if you prefer

1 package store-bought crepes (Do it! Just buy them!)

Directions:

Place the shredded chicken in a large mixing bowl along with the ricotta cheese, 6 TBSP of fresh herbs, lemon zest, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper each and the paprika. Stir to combine and add the Parmesan cheese. Butter a baking dish and being assembling your crepes by placing 2 to 3 large heaping spoonfuls (1/4 cup) over the lower half of the crepe. Roll up to enclose the filling and place seam side down. Cover with foil and bake at 425 for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large saute pan and saute the onions until soft, add the mushrooms and asparagus and cook until just tender. Add the vegetable stock, 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper and the remaining 2 TBSP of herbs and Romano cheese. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve over the chicken crepes.

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29 Comments

  1. Stacy

    These look AMAZING! My mouth is watering!

    01 . Apr . 2011
  2. Lindsay

    these look so delicious!!

    01 . Apr . 2011
  3. Erica

    owwwwwww! Those look fantastic. I still have never made crepes. I love the idea of a creamy sauce on top too- yum yum. And asparagus screams spring!

    01 . Apr . 2011
  4. Megan

    Holy yum! I’ll have to keep my eye open for crepes at the grocery store now.

    01 . Apr . 2011
  5. Kelly

    Yum! What a delicious spring dish!

    01 . Apr . 2011
  6. Christina

    I want those right now! They sound heavenly!

    01 . Apr . 2011
  7. anne

    I am SO making this–I had no idea you could buy premade crepes!! This is eye-opening and I can’t wait to look for them at the market!! Thanks girl for the tips, as usual! anne

    01 . Apr . 2011
  8. sonia

    Wow the home made crepes and healthy round of stuffing is dng miracles in the crepes. Its looking so inviting and am sure they are perfect for comforting meals on the weekends. will give it a shot soon…cheers !

    01 . Apr . 2011
  9. Candace

    I have never seen ready made crepes. That’s great news! I need to look for those. I love the filling and the sauce. I’m thinking that if I can’t find the crepes that maybe I could fill some canneloni or manicotti. What a wonderful meal to serve guests! Thanks Jessica!

    01 . Apr . 2011
  10. Nic

    Yum! Sound divine!! Can’t wait to try them! 🙂

    01 . Apr . 2011
  11. Maris (In Good Taste)

    Your crepes look fantastic.

    01 . Apr . 2011
  12. Rachel

    This is officially the most drool-inducing recipe you’ve shown yet! All of those ingredients together are sure to be a big hit in our house! Thanks!

    01 . Apr . 2011
  13. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    Yummo! Gorgeous dish with all that cheese! 🙂

    01 . Apr . 2011
  14. Bonnie

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I know I’m going to enjoy yours!

    Best,
    Bonnie

    02 . Apr . 2011
  15. MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College

    Woooow those crepes look so perfect, delicate, and light. I tried making asparagus crepes once and they didn’t turn out the way I had hoped. I think I will try your recipe and this wonderful sauce.

    Thanks so much for coming to my blog, I am so happy you did so I could come to yours!!! I will definitely be back 🙂

    02 . Apr . 2011
  16. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit

    These look great! I never knew you could buy crepes- I’ve never seen them in the grocery, but now I’ll have to look more closely! 🙂

    02 . Apr . 2011
  17. Joanne

    Oh these are fantastic! When I worked at Columbia, there was a little street cart outside our building that made crepes to order. There was many a day when I got a savory one for lunch! So good. I’ll definitely be trying this homemade version!

    Also, in response to your question, I use a Canon Rebel however, I used a point and shoot up until January. Do you have your camera set on the macro setting (it looks like a flower)? That works wonders!

    03 . Apr . 2011
  18. daphne

    I like this! store bought crepes- but u transformed them into such healthy meals! More still, it’s delish!

    03 . Apr . 2011
  19. sonia

    The crepes with mushrooms and asparagus are looking so good and comforting, an ideal meal to savor any day…great job !

    03 . Apr . 2011
  20. erica@fashionmeetsfood

    Hello Dinner tonight! My husband wont eat it but I think I need to make it lol.

    xo

    04 . Apr . 2011
  21. kristin

    oh man! these crepes look superb! the hubs & i had a crepe station at our wedding with a similar recipe… they were AWESOME! can’t wait to try these!

    thanks for linking up to mangia mondays!

    04 . Apr . 2011
  22. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons

    OHMYGOSH! DROOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! These look AH-MAZE-ING!

    04 . Apr . 2011
  23. Lisa@Shine Your Light

    Okay I’m in…..I’ll buy and try store-bought crepes! You make them look irresistable and now I’m thinking about all the things I could roll up in one. Thanks so much for sharing, and for linking up to Mangia Mondays! And the crepes with nutella and strawberries????? Are you kidding me???? UGH yummmm. 🙂

    04 . Apr . 2011
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  25. melissa@IWasBornToCook

    These look great…I especially love the onions on top. So simple!

    06 . Apr . 2011
  26. Ruth

    What an absolutely beautiful site. Glorious photos – I’m drooling my way through your posts! Mouth-watering recipes… I’ll be back often.

    BTW, to enter a Presto Pasta Night dish, just follow these simple guidelines http://www.prestopastanights.com/2009/02/how-to-join-presto-pasta-night-fun.html

    08 . Apr . 2011
  27. Donna

    I followed your Facebook link…i guess it did take me to your face book page. i did a fried request there, i am hoping to be able t follow your recipes…Thank you!!

    06 . May . 2011
  28. Wanda

    Please help I have looked everywhere for pre made crepes. Can’t find them
    anywhere. Please help I love crepes w/shrimp etc.

    Thanks
    Wanda

    20 . May . 2011
  29. Pixie

    Where does the slap your mama seasoning go into? I’m guessing the chicken mixture?

    01 . May . 2014

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