Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentine Dinner Chicken Oscar




  • For the Chicken:

  • 2 cups water, to boil asparagus
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, for boiling water
  • 10 thin asparagus spears, trimmed and peeled
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium tomato, chopped
  • 3 ounces jumbo lump crab meat, picked over for shells and cartilage
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, for garnish

  • For the Lemon Chive Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


In medium saucepan, bring water mixed with 1/2 teaspoon salt to boil. As soon as the water comes to a boil, add asparagus and boil until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain. Set aside until needed.
Lay chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap and pound to 1/2-inch thickness. On a medium plate, mix flour with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; dredge chicken to coat, patting off any excess.
In medium, nonstick fry pan over medium heat, warm 1 teaspoon butter and oil. Saute chicken breasts on both sides until browned and firm, about 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken; keep warm until ready to serve. Add onion to skillet and saute until softened, about 4 minutes. Increase heat to high, add tomato and saute until most of the moisture has evaporated. Lower heat to low and add crab meat; toss gently, just until hot.
To serve, set one chicken breast on each plate; arrange 5 asparagus spears on top of each. Spoon some of crab mixture over asparagus and drizzle with Lemon Chive Sauce. Garnish with cherry tomatoes.
In small saucepan over low heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter with lemon juice to make sauce. Whisk in cream cheese, milk and chives until smooth.


  1. Lorelai @ Life With LorelaiFebruary 6, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    Oh, now this just may be our Valentine's Dinner! This looks and sounds SO good! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :) Hope to see you again next week.

    Life With Lorelai

  2. Kathy Shea MorminoFebruary 9, 2015 at 6:47 AM

    What a beautiful looking dish. Your Chicken Oscar looks and sounds mouthwatering. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  3. This looks wonderful... so artfully arranged. We have been hungry for asparagus... yum. ;)

  4. This looks delicious and just beautiful! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week.

  5. What a great chicken recipe. I love finding new recipes for chicken - it is our favorite protein. Thanks for linking to the This is How We Roll Link Party. See you on Thursday!