Savory Chicken Crepes with Asparagus

Makes 12

Filling: 

9 T butter, divided
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup milk
1 lb fresh asparagus, washed
2 medium shallots, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cu dry white wine
2 cups chopped chicken, cooked
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
(garnish w/ asparagus tips)

In Dutch oven over medium heat, melt 6 T butter.  Add flour, whisk constantly 2-3 minutes, until lightly browned.  Gradually add chicken broth and milk, whisking constantly, until mix comes to boil. 

Reduce heat to low and simmer 20-25 minutes,whisking frequently; remove from heat. 

Break off bottom of each piece of asparagus.  Chop stems into 1/4 inch pieces to measure one cup; reserve tips.  Cook asparagus in boiling water 5 minutes; drain. 

In medium saute pan over med-high heat; melt 2 T butter.  Saute shallots 3 minutes; add garlic and saute 2 minutes.

Add wine and cook 3 minutes.

Add shallot mixture, chicken, and chopped asparagus to sauce mixture, stirring well to combine; stir in salt and pepper


Crepes:
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup milk
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
1 T butter, melted

In bowl combine flour and salt
In separate bowl, whisk together milk egg, egg yolk butter.  Gradually add flour mixture to milk mixture whisking until smooth.

Heat 8 inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

spoon 2 1/2 T of batter into skillet; cook 30-45 secnds

Loosen crepe w/ spatula, and carefully turn over

Cook 30-45 sec; transfer to plate

Repeat w/ batter

Mushroom Sauce:
1/2 cup condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 350.

Grease 14 x 10 x 2 baking dish

In small bowl, combine soup, sour cream, water and mix well.

In small saute pan over medium-high heat, melt remaining 1 T butter.  Saute' asparagus tips for 1-2 minutes.

To assemble, spread about 1/4 cup filling across center of crepe and roll up.

Transfer crepe w/ seam side down to dish; repeat with other crepes.

Spoon 2 T sauce over each crepe and top w/ asparagus tips; bake 13 minutes

Broil 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned.
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