Chicken-Asparagus Delight

Course : Chicken
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6 pieces chicken breasts boneless, skinless
1 pound asparagus spears fresh
1 cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 large eggs lightly beaten
3/4 cup dry seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 spray olive oil cooking spray
1 dash paprika

Preparation / Directions:

Place chicken breasts between 2 sheets of wax paper, and flatten to 1/4" thickness. Set aside. Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Arrange asparagus and cheese on chicken breasts. Fold chicken over asparagus mixture and secure with wooden toothpicks. Dip chicken in egg and dredge in bread crumbs. Melt margarine in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from skillet and place on a baking sheet. Coat chicken with cooking spray; sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until golden. Transfer chicken to a serving platter and remove toothpicks. Serve immediately.

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